Heartland Security and a NEWER World Order
Jul 31st,2018
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Aired Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Heartland Security and a NEWER World Order – The International Rule of Law and the “Eisenhower Moment”

An Interview with Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute

“If war is a ‘necessary evil’ why not establish peace as a necessary good?” — Swami Beyondananda

Globalism.

Over the past two decades, the word has devolved from the ideal of a “Spaceship Earth” where the peoples of the world transcend national borders to work and act for the common good of all, to a nefarious totalitarian “new world order” imposed by the ruling elite.

Indeed, the neo-conservatism of the Bush-Cheney years, and the neo-liberalism of Obama and the Clintons certainly seem to have institutionalized corporatism as our planetary ruler. Playing on the understandable mistrust of the corporate state, Donald Trump vowed to liberate America from non-beneficial agreements globally, and “drain the swamp” at home.

Drain the swamp he has, and now the liberated alligators are everywhere.

Meanwhile, Trump’s National (In)Security Advisor, John Bolton has taken on the task of abrogating the Iran Nuclear Treaty and setting us on a path toward war.

Our guest this week Jonathan Granoff is an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address international security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards including: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fortune Forum, Jane Goodall Institute, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and Middle Powers Initiative. He is a recipient of the Rutgers University School of Law’s Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award and a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

His most recent article (http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/386913-trump-us-dont-have-the-legal-right-to-violate-iran-nuclear-deal#) is about the illegality of our withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal.

Our conversation will be about how to take the word “globalism” back, and take the cause of global peace forward. Many years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower famously said, “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”

Have we finally reached that “Eisenhower moment” where the truth of unity will overgrow the illusion of separation, and where we can evolve past tribalism to recognize ourselves as cells in a super-organism called “humankind”? And … how can what our colleague Caroline Casey calls “the sane and reverent” among us create a spiritual firewall to overgrow Trumpism AND the corporate state?

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