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'Peace' Education

 

#PEACE EDUCATION - TIME TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE

– Geoffrey West, Masters, Peace Education, UN-mandated University for Peace, Class of 2006

FULL DISCLOSURE: This commentary is not praise for the profession of 'peace' education. IT IS A PLEA FOR SERIOUS SELF-REFLECTION.

Spiritually-speaking, I have come to understand both the 'bigger picture' of global events: the truths that are currently exploding around the world to validate everything I tried to share years ago, and I am able to see this in relation to the 'BIGGER, bigger picture' - the human journey of spiritual awakening, through this period of darkness that is beginning to disappear and put this into the context of 'peace' that is finally becoming understood around the world.

There are HUGE, and VERY SIGNIFICANT changes coming in 2019, including the arrests of many global criminals; politicians, celebrities, bankers, lawyers, judges, media personalities, religious figures, and many more. A new, global banking system is soon coming also. 

In 2006, while doing my Masters degree in Peace Education, I made four very bold predictions:

1. There would be a global financial collapse/transition/transformation.  I was expecting it to begin around 2008-2009, and it did begin...with the collapse of Lehman Brothers.  Unfortunately, there was not enough public awareness or resistance to carry it through, and the controllers of humanity and the planet were able to 'kick the can' down the road a few years to 2016.  At this time, EVERYTHING is starting to get exposed - all the things I spoke and wrote about in 2005-2007 and so so much more that I have been researching since then. 

2. There was going to be an explosion in the 'truth movement' (the 'bigger picture); an awakening of the masses around the world that would begin to expose the lies, frauds, and crimes being committed by leaders around the world, as well as bankers, lawyers, judges, law enforcement, media, religion and more. These are the crimes against humanity and our planet.  On other levels, what would also be exposed are those who, intentionally or unintentionally perpetuate the lies under designed programs pretending to claim to want better things for the world.  The peace education profession is one such example.

3. There was going to be a 'spiritual' awakening of people worldwide to understand the larger meaning of everything that was happening and why. (the 'BIGGER, bigger picture')

4. There was also going to be a growing global push for the disclosure of civilizations beyond Earth that have been interacting with at least some world governments and also a push to release the massive amounts of suppressed/militarized non-Earth technologies that could transform our planet.

All four have now come true.

The peace educators I used to know personally ARE NOT 'bad', nor are they 'wrong'. They have unfortunately, allowed themselves to be led into an illusion, and they were either unable or unwilling to do the necessary reflection and critical analysis of a profession that has only been used as a facade, to carry on the illusion that people and organizations are working for peace in the world.
It is my hope and creation that, by sharing this, perhaps some peace educators will begin to address the profession in a way to bring the change that is urgently needed at this time! It is the very same illusion that has been perpetrated upon humanity so they are not alone. ALL humans have been deceived..for their entire lifetimes, and arguably much longer.

I say this with the greatest love and compassion I can: Peace Education owes it to humanity to stand up for peace by questioning all the people and institutions that have hindered and prevented peace.
In 2004, I closed the multinational, corporate aspect of my life. Even though I had a high salary, with six weeks vacation and good benefits, I was fed up with the illusion of what I was a part of, and I knew that my path was to do something different, that could be more meaningful, not only to me personally, but also to humanity, our planet and the future generations.

I had an idea and a vision for peace, and it was my belief that I could find validation for this vision at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. I was directed to apply my vision to the Peace Education program in particular, so I chose this program. I spent the year dedicating myself to the validation of my vision as I worked on my Masters thesis. My degree is proof that my vision has validity. Yet no one within the field of 'peace' education acknowledges this validity - because it represents a threat to the profession that provides the income, the prestige, the retirement pension, the recognition they need, or more.

Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

 By the time I graduated from UPEACE on year later, I had been more or less ostracized by many of my classmates and even by the university itself. The thing that I had discovered, was apparently the one thing that the university administration did not want me to discover, let alone talk about:

The University for Peace, like so many 'so-called' institutions for peace, was not truly interested in global peace at all. They were only interested in the BUSINESS of peace.

Leaders of our world proudly claim to 'want peace' or they will 'bring peace' to the world; negotiators claim to 'negotiate peace'; researchers claim to 'measure or quantify peace'; academics claim to 'study peace' and institutions claim to 'teach peace'. Yet, the salaries, the perks, the privileges, the reputations of all involved here are dependent upon a lack of peace in the world.  So what are they REALLY saying when they claim to work for or want 'peace' in the world? By the time I finished at UPEACE, I saw that the profession known as 'peace education', is a mere facade for the glorification of claiming to work for something, while demonstrating very little, if any, true understanding of why there is not peace in our world at this time.

In the years since then, some professors from UPEACE and some students, have achieved their respective degrees of success, by finding well-paid jobs within institutions alleging to work for peace; others are fortunate enough to give lectures at educational institutions; while others still create research works on various topics. Some may have found ‘honourable’ work at NGO’s believing they are contributing to ‘democracy’ for example – only to find out how the same institution has participated in the destabilization of a country, like Ukraine for example, but also many, many other countries whose leaders were demonized, because they would not adhere to US/western hegemony, led by the western model of fiat currency, fractional-reserve banking and protected by the criminally-fraudulent system of Admiralty Law – a judicial/legal system of COMMERCIAL RULES that have been given the force of ‘law’, without the informed, democratic consent of the people upon whom this system has been forced.

During these years, it has become more than abundantly clear, at least to me, that 'peace education' is a glorified, but very failed product of its own illusion. It would appear that those connected to this profession have not understood the wise words that have been credited to Albert Einstein when he stated that a problem cannot be solved from within the same line of thinking from which the problem came. What Einstein was saying, therefore, is that IF one hopes to resolve the issue of 'global peace', then one is going to have to approach the solution from outside of the box of thinking that does not want peace in the world. Despite claims made by so many, there can and never will be peace in our world, as long as conflict and war remain more profitable than peace.

Peace Educators like mosthumans, dislike having their systems of belief shattered, let alone challenged. 'Change' however, is what LIFE is.

Unknown:  "Most people do not want the truth - what they want is the reassurance that what they happen to believe, is the truth." 

I discovered this during my year at UPEACE.  Years ago, I had a pretty good idea of what was not working in the world, and I had a pretty good idea of what the solutions were. Yet, no one was interested. Here I was, surrounded by natural beauty, in an institution claiming to be recognized as an educational institution for peace; surrounded by 'so-called' established people in the fields of peace; and surrounded by students from around the world eager to learn about this very vague word called 'peace'.

Part of what my research established is that there is no, broadly-accepted, holistic definition for this word 'peace'. Therefore, what is it that leaders are claiming; what is it that negotiators are claiming; what is it that researchers are claiming; what is it that academics and institutions are claiming when they claim to 'want peace'? The next questions that I might ask are : "For whom is this claim of peace being made, and who stands to profit from these claims for peace?" 

Unknown:  "if peace was profitable for the elites of the world, we would have had it by now". 

Twelve years after leaving UPEACE, this statement has significantly greater truth to it than most can even BEGIN to comprehend, and it is something that the profession of peace education has been in denial of.
'Academics' present their papers and their research, and it all looks wonderful on paper. They receive funding from institutions that in turn receive funding from individuals and corporations that get their profit and power from the exact opposite of that which they are funding. It is an illusion these institutions use, to appear to be doing something good for the world, while in reality doing the exact opposite because it is more profitable.
Peace educators, requiring validation for their work and their egos, joyfully receive the funding without even questioning from where the funding came. They joyfully give and receive validations of each others' work as though a document can REALLY make a difference. It does not. Even when I arrived at UPEACE, I was beginning to see the pattern of corruption in the world, and I had put some of the pieces together. The more I worked on my thesis, and the more deeply I looked into the reasons why we do not have peace in our world, I saw that this rabbit hole was even deeper than what I thought. I continued to venture down this rabbit hole, while my classmates, professors and others stayed safely out of the rabbit hole. I knew a lot back then, but twelve years later, I can now see that, even what I knew back then, or thought I knew, was NOTHING compared to what I now understand about the forces controlling our planet, and enslaving humanity for profit, power, greed and control.

There are two illusions that have trapped peace educators, and this can be best explained by a few quotes from unknown sources: 1. "The system will not provide an education that will overthrow its own system." and 2. The same quote from above: "Most people do not want the truth - what they want is the reassurance that what they happen to believe, is the truth."

Peace Educators are so attached to the idea that they are doing something good in the world, that they are unable and unwilling to see how they have become the antithesis of that for which they are claiming to support.
Peace Education CANNOT be taught within a system that profits from conflict, war and debt, UNLESS that same 'peace education' teaches people how to critically question the governance, the banking and legal structures and the military/industrial complex along with their puppets, that prevent peace.  In this sense, it is only a vast waste of money, time, energy and resources if the profession cannot act outside of this paradigm.

What the peace education profession also (sadly) has no understanding of, are the tools being used for the enslavement of humanity and the destruction of our planet for profit, power and control.  The controlled western media is one of them.  A criminally corrupt system of debt-based banking, known as the fractional-reserve model for banking perpetually enslaves individuals and nation-states in unsustainable debts that are mathematically impossible to pay off.  As well, most, if not all western humans (at least) are enslaved to a 'corporate fiction' identity, dictated by the criminally-fraudulent system of commercial law that creates commercial rules, and then gives them the force of 'law'...without the informed and democratic consent of national peoples.

Here are a few keys facts: 1. EVERY war started since WWI has been a banker-created war, and not been a war for 'democracy, freedom or peace' (except the 'peace' that means the enslavement of humanity to a criminal paradigm created by bankers and an elitist mafia. 2. The lie of 9/11 is that this was the justification for the invasion of the remaining countries that did NOT have a Rothschilds-controlled central banking system. 3. The system of commercial admiralty law - currently the 'law' that attempts to govern global control and 'peace' - is a series of commercial rules decided upon by the elitist few and imposed upon humanity by cheating humans into 'consenting' to the process of having their rights stripped away from them, and then having those 'rights' sold back to them as 'privileges'.

'Peace'...as a holistic, natural and free experience that is claimed to be wanted by most humans worldwide, will NOT happen within this framework, because free, critically-thinking humans are a threat to this system of profit, enslavement, debt, fear, separation and control.

Within the UPEACE community, I was increasingly ostracized, because I was willing to critically question all the structures of human control and enslavement and why Peace Education was not addressing the issue. Not wanting to acknowledge this 'elephant in the room', I became a 'persona non grata' after graduation.  Not particularly honourable, for people, an institution, and a profession, claiming to teach peace, inclusivity, tolerance and respect. We can even look to the prophet Muhammad who has been quoted as saying:  "The cure for ignorance is to question".  

Since the word 'truth' is very relative and subjective to each individual believes in any moment, my thesis postulated that the word 'peace' would also be very relative to what one feels and believes in any moment.  This feeling or belief flows first however from another word, 'LIFE' (capitalized).  To appreciate and better understand the definition of 'peace' my work offers, LIFE is defined as the following:
"An ever-evolving process encompassing the ALL THAT IS.  This includes the physical, the non-physical, the visible and the invisible that sustains all things on Earth and beyond".

The relation each individual has therefore with LIFE in each momen will vary, based on one's social conditioning, personal beliefs, values, morals, ethics and so on.

The level of peace within each individual therefore will be relevant to the relation one has with LIFE in each moment.  In my Masters thesis, I have therefore offered a definition of 'peace' as being:
"An internal experience of unconditional love and service to LIFE, relative to one's uniquely different and equally beautiful relation with LIFE in each current moment."

Along with tens of thousands of other awakened people who do not have a Masters degree in 'Peace' Education, I now have a much better understanding of how and who, to critically question.  These individuals are paying the price by being denied employments opportunities.  They are ridiculed, demonized, ridiculed, and rejected social circles, and in extreme cases, they are incarcerated, simply because they see what 'peace educators' do not want to see or acknowledge. 'Peace Education' has failed them, but more generally, it has failed humanity overall.

A former classmate posted a paper a paper online around 28DEC2018, discussing peace in a particular context. To respect this individual, I will not give a name. I read the abstract, and here is one part of what I wrote in reply: “I observe with great sadness a comment in your abstract: "While “teaching peace” programs have been going on now for over a decade, little is known about their impact and the realities in which they operate."

What he does not know, or will not admit, is that there is a LOT that is known about their impact and the realities in which they operate.

It is just that this information does not conform to, nor does it support, the 'business of peace' model, and is therefore overlooked and/or outright rejected.”

‘Peace education’ fails because it does not consider how the uniquely different and equally beautiful LIFE-paths of all individuals shape their own very personal definition of ‘peace’. I have not lived YOUR life; I do not know your pains, your joys and the lessons you have learned. For peace to happen...TRUE HOLISTIC PEACE, each individual must reflect on her/his life, and find the lessons he/she was meant to learn, and then LIVE those lessons in every choice possible, in service to LIFE. How I honour LIFE will be different than any other because of the lessons I choose or do not choose, to learn and heal within myself.

Global peace becomes a REFLECTION of the inner work one has done to heal oneself, and ones thoughts, words and actions towards all LIFE.

Here is another part I wrote to this individual: “NO curriculum can adequately teach this. Therefore the responsibility of peace educators is to BE the example.

There ARE however, two things that we all DO share in common. One: Our experiences and our pains of living in this world have been caused by the same people, institutions and organizations.  Two: We are all a part of LIFE - this ever-evolving process that includes the physical, non-physical, visible and invisible that support and sustain us upon this planet.

It is in these areas where 'peace education' fails badly.

Ironically, it is the people of the world who have begun waking up to their enslavement and who are starting to unite and rebel against global banking, legal and political structures of control who are now humanity's GREATEST hope for a future of peace. They are the ones who are sacrificing everything; their salaries, their careers, but most importantly, their lives...to stand up against the people and structures that have prevented peace. They are the peace educators, because they are choosing to DO, what others have not had the wisdom and courage to do. They are being hurt and killed because the rest (including peace educators) stayed silent and allowed our world to become what it has...and this has forced people to do something to reclaim our humanity and our planet. We will learn more from them than we will from any politician, bureaucrat or academic pontificating from her or his personal space of privilege.

As I see it... politicians give themselves hefty salaries and enjoy all the public recognition of telling the world they support 'peace'. Meanwhile, young people from lower and middle-class families are being sent to kill lower and middle class families in other countries in the NAME of 'peace' or 'democracy'. Yet, what it has REALLY been about is controlling countries that are refusing to participate in a global world order of debt, fear, illness and separation. It is also about stealing wealth from those countries.

The soldiers doing the killing and risking their lives are paid infinitely LESS than politicians, and they are taking all the risk, believing they are doing something 'honourable', but are discovering that what they do has not been honourable at all. They experience the PTSD and suicides while many are homeless while not receiving the support they deserve - for fighting to protect the right of wealthy bankers to continue enslaving humanity and destroying our planet for profit and power.

Peace Educators are just like politicians. From the safety of their offices, they receive great salaries, and prestigious opportunities to speak on so-called issues relating to 'peace' and they get the glory and recognition from peers and colleagues, while the poor people of the world experience and SEE the control and enslavement for what it is, and they are risking EVERYTHING in the hope of removing this enslavement to create a better world for everyone.

Will 'academic' peace educators support the poor who have been harmed financially, injured or even killed in defending the values that they are claiming to believe, from the comfort of their homes and offices? NO, THEY WILL NOT. Peace educators will not come to their defence because it would mean exposing many of the people and organizations that fund peace education for the benefit of tax write-offs, while also funding war and conflict because it is more profitable than peace. It would risk everything the profession enjoys from its position of safety and security.  I see neither honour nor courage in this profession.

Having spent a number of years as an alternative news journalist, I have come to learn and understand MUCH more than what I knew when I wrote my thesis.

IF any, so-called 'peace educator' has been paying attention to alternative news over the last year, there are MASSIVE events on multiple levels about to impact our world starting (publicly) in 2019.

We are going to see revelations about child sex-trafficking, pedophilia child satanic rituals to accumulate blood and adrenochrome. There is a very longer history to all of this. IF there are any courageous peace educators who wish to try to connect the dots with all that is happening now, perhaps this article will give you the historical context:

The Hidden History of the Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia (Updated) Secret History of Khazarian Mafia and its evil plan to hijack the whole world now revealed for first time. By Preston James, Ph.D - March 8, 2015

People like me pay a price for what we know. I have not been employed since leaving UPEACE more than 10 years ago.

Mainstream media institutions are corrupt and they will not hire me because of what I know.

Proof? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fHfgU8oMSo   - Mainstream media all saying the same thing.

So-called ‘peace’ organizations will not hire me, because I have figured out their game. Those who profit from war and conflict need to look good to people so they also donate to ‘peace’ organizations, but it is really for the tax write-offs or other considerations. Peace education is quite simply a grand hypocrisy, and it is only this: a business.

DO NOT BELIEVE ME JUST BECAUSE I AM REPORTING THIS. Each person must research and learn on one's own, to decide what is 'true' or not.   Here is a short explanation of the criminally corrupt system of banking – a system that is now rapidly collapsing, I might add.:

YouTube: Zeitgeist Addendum - History of Money Creation.

In the years since I completed Peace Ed, I have seen nothing from this profession that stands up to the people and organizations that profit from conflict. They will not bite the hand that feeds them.

There are so many who have no degrees at all who understand 'peace'; what's wrong with our planet; who's responsible for it, and things that we can do about it - even more than I think I know. They do not receive accolades and validations from people to boost their CV or their ego's. They simply serve, with humility and compassion.
A true peace educator, upon very critical self-reflection, might begin to ask why. "Why is it that everyone is claiming to want peace and that so many are willing to spend money on peace-oriented programs but we still have so much conflict and separation in the world?"

'Democracy' has been an illusion; 'freedom' within countries is an illusion. North Americans especially have been indoctrinated with the belief that they are 'free'. WE ARE NOT FREE. There is almost nothing that (most) citizens worldwide can do, WITHOUT government permission.

Without government permission, we cannot: 1. Be born; 2. Go to school ; 3. Get a job; 4. Get married/divorced; 5. Have children; 6. Earn income; 7. Operate a car/boat/plane; 8. Own a gun; 9. Own/expand a house; 10. Go fishing; 11. Receive healthcare; 12. Start a business; 13. Take drugs; 14. Fly on a commercial plane; 15. Travel to another country; and we cannot even DIE without government permission.  

This is just a SMALL sample of the BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS that have been stripped from humans and commercially sold back to them as PRIVILEGES. This is neither ‘freedom’ nor is it ‘peace’. Purely and simply - - it is ENSLAVEMENT. It is an illusion conveniently marketed and sold around the world. Read the article above to understand who is responsible for ALL the conflicts worldwide, and why things are getting so messy now. Those controlling the planet are being exposed, and they are being arrested and they are trying desperately to start another global conflict.

The ROOT cause of ALL conflict in the world - from global to personal - comes down to ENERGY - and a competition to control and manipulate the energies of those around us. Every human uses tactics that James Redfield ('The Celestine Prophecy') calls 'control dramas', and Eckhart Tolle ('The Power Of Now') calls 'pain bodies'. When something does not go our way, we consicously and subconsciously resort to these dramas to get control of the people that one wishes to control.

Peace will not manifest while there are still people controlling the global structures that profit from conflict, war, separation, fear and debt-created-from-thin-air.
IF Peace Education is not willing to take on this advocacy – to educate people to begin critically questioning the leaders and the structures/systems that enslave us, while also teaching people solutions how to make themselves and their communities self-sustaining,  then it is a failed profession.  It is a profession wasting money trying to put out a fire that will NEVER get put out, as long as the ROOT SOURCES of the global fires are not FIRST extinguished. 

Thankfully, the world is now finally becoming more aware of this, and I am SO VERY GRATEFUL to the thousands of courageous souls who have had the courage to question, challenge and peacefully resist the structures of global human enslavement and planetary destruction, for profit, power and control.  Elites are soon to be arrested, and a new global financial system is close at hand.

YOUR service to humanity and the planet is needed, to be the example that 'professionals' need to see - and perhaps feel empowered by, so they may feel guided to help restore the integrity of a profession that has been sorely tarnished… IF that integrity was ever there at all.

Geoffrey West
Bachelors, Radio and Television, Ryerson University - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Masters, Peace Education (2006), UN-mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica