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Friday, May 13, 2016
OBAMA VISITS JAPAN / THREE GIFTS FOR AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY
magnificent empowers all in its spiritual glow
President Obamawill visit Japan in late May for a Group of Seven summit but will enjoy
an incredible opportunity to earn his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize by visiting
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He must visit with some of the survivors and then offer
sincere condolences with the promise to the world that we must never allow our
national aims or differences to reach the point where the only answer is
nuclear war: Allen L Roland, PhD
To experience Mount
Fuji, which I have as a carrier basedNavy
high Altitude Interceptor in the U.S. Navy, is to glimpse the soul of Japan for
its presence and mystique envelopes the country and anyone who irreverently
invades its sacred space will pay the price ~ as I did on a night mission
from NAF Atsugi, Japan.
It was an incredible
night for flying at Atsugi airbase in Japan and I was eager to experience Mt
Fuji close up in my high altitude interceptor as I taxied into position for a
night launch in my F3H Demon.
I had diverted from my
home, the USS Ranger, the night before because of a clogged deck and was
enjoying my brief respite at Atsugi, NAF (with
its fabulous officers club) before returning to the carrier.
As I roared down the
runway, I set my sights on Fuji whose presence majestically dominated the area
and lay directly ahead of me in the darkening night sky ~ I would challenge
her majesty with my mighty silver stallion, I foolishly thought to myself.
Within a few moments I
was there and as I roared over her crest, I cut in my afterburner, did a slow
roll and defiantly thundered away into the gathering night sky.
It did not take long for
Fuji to teach me a well-deserved lesson for within a few moments all my
instruments were dead, I had lost all my
navigational bearings and soon became essentially lost over the North Pacific
Of course, Fuji's
immense magnetic mineral presence had rightfully disrupted all my instruments
in my foolish act of defiance and I eventually ruefully
accepted that I was lost, radioed Mayday and was eventually vectored back to
NAF Atsugi ~ but to this day I have never forgotten Fuji's lesson of the
need for respect and humility particularly when possessing great individual power.
With that lesson in
mind, I would hope that President Obama, as the leader of the world's greatest
nuclear power, would exercise great respect, humility and empathy for the loss
of innocent lives of both Americans and Japanese during World War 2 ~ which
eventually lead to the unleashing of this horrific nuclear weapon as well as
the means to destroy mankind.
David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, poetically frames Obamas visit by offering three
The word is out.
You will visit
Hiroshima in May.
In Hiroshima, nuclear
weapons become real.
The possibility of
Visiting Hiroshima is
an opportunity to lead the way back
from the brink.
Take three gifts to
the world on your journey: your courage,
your humanity, and a proposal to end the insanity.
Offer to convene the
nuclear nine to negotiate a treaty
to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Set the world back on
Do it for the
And for children
Hiroshima, Japan, in September 1945, a month after the
detonation of an atomic bomb. Credit / Stanley
I was eleven years
old when I felt and learned of the Atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima ~ I
was sitting on a small hill at the Thompson Club which was directly across the
street from my home in Nahant, Massachusetts.
I was waiting for my
twin brother to join me so we could play baseball together ~ I suddenly felt a
deep wave of despair which seemed somewhat strange and then my twin brother
running toward me broke my reverie .
Bobby was telling me
that we had dropped an Atomic bomb on Japan and destroyed Hiroshima and then I
connected that deep moment of despair ~ I was empathetically feeling the pain
of those thousands of Japanese civilians who were obliterated in a blinding
flash of searing heat and unbearable pain in just a few seconds, vaporized into
nothingness ~ a universal shock wave of inhumanity that touched our common
universal soul connection as human beings ~ our world had suddenly changed
and part of me felt and knew it deeply.
The question now is ~
how can we expect the United States government, which since Hiroshima has been
responsible for the deaths of millions of people in Korea and Vietnam ~ and,
over the past quarter century, throughout the Middle East ~ to apologize for
mass murder when it continues to practice it to this day through regime change,
drone assassinations and its ongoing war on and of terror.
Krieger is absolutely
correct ~ President Obama will need the gifts of great courage and a sense of
genuine humanity to bring us back from the brink of nuclear extinction and I
would hope he deeply senses the importance of this moment.
President Obama, earn
your 2009 Nobel Peace Prize by seizing that moment
in Hiroshima, Japan by speaking from your heart and telling the world that this
nuclear devastation must not be allowed to happen again as well as offer a
concrete proposal to eliminate nuclear weapons forever ~ which must begin with
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole
world blind." Mahatma Gandhi
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisorAllen L
Roland can be contacted email@example.comAllen is also a
lecturer and writerwho shares a weekly political and social commentary
on hisweb logand
websiteallenroland.com. He is
also featured columnist on Veterans Today andis a
featured guest on many radio and Television programs.