II. EISENHOWER FAMILY VISIONARY
I. ECO–CULTURE: Earth restoration, community development and green technology to combat climate crisis
crisis, pollution, extinction and environmental illnesses are tremendous
challenges the human species has to face today. Living in harmony with
nature is the only way we can correctly address these issues.
Developing technologies and solutions that are environmentally sound,
spiritually aware, socially equitable and economically viable are what
our future is requiring us to create, support and bring into our daily
life. Advocating where we as a culture can take charge and make wise
choices in strengthening our communities and preserving our natural
habitats and resources, is a strong mission of mine.
Making cities more ecological is a main focus of my advocacy, since within the city, all technology and life exist. We need to counteract the environmental destruction that the cities of the world have been inflicting upon the planet. Populations are ever increasing and continually in demand of resources. We can rebuild our cities and design new ones by understanding what causes the symptoms of everything wrong in our world today, that contributes to the destruction of the planet and our own integrity of how we choose to live upon it.
We need to clearly find solutions to the negative impact of the enormous waste we create, which poisons us and all living things. In the application of environmental sciences, we can design methods and systems that generate purely from the elements, rhythms and forces of nature. If we bring into our technology and culture certain resources and alternative methods that are both economically sustainable and environmentally safe, we can deal with the ramifications of this waste. Addressing how our collective cultural reality and our choices may be lacking and deficient in how we connect to the environment, we can begin to resolve the patterns and behaviors that keep us in a lower existence and that attract conflict, germs, and imbalance in the Earth and ourselves.
Through creating public awareness and consulting with those in power to discuss green building and technology, eco–city and cultural living can be the standard, not a fringe for the idealist or privileged anymore. Education, thinktanks, community action groups, councils and online forums are how these new solutions can reach all of humanity, the political world and influential leaders. In making these positive conscious choices, we can regenerate our resources and create harmony with Gaia.
battling of destructive planetary forces, the affecting of many
countries and huge populations, and the entire balancing of very
powerful global energies all run in my blood. My great–grandfather was
President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Supreme Commander of the Allied
Forces who led the victory over Hitler. As the 34th President of the
United States, he kept the peace for eight years, 1953–61. I see
Eisenhower's important legacy, yet to me everyone involved in the
opposition to the enemy is a hero. Growing up surrounded by various
global leaders, I always knew that I was being trained to influence the
world somehow. My mother, a bipartisan DC political figure, has greatly
imprinted me with her strength and sense of purpose. My father is very
much a leader of the heart and spirit and has traveled much of the
world leading Holy Land trips.
Eisenhower, in his final speech as president, warned the American public of the dangers of rapid proliferation of the arms industry, and incidentally, coined the term "Military–Industrial Complex." In the midst of the current rise of U.S. war machine, his cautions and peacekeeping legacy are ever more relevant now and has been rekindled in the 2006 documentary, "Why We Fight," (see more below). As his direct descendant, I bring forth his powerful message and truth to the public again.
The Eisenhower Institute is a 501 (c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983. Our mission is to advance Dwight D. Eisenhower's intellectual and leadership legacies in foreign and domestic policy through: a rigorous pursuit of facts; the encouragement of reasoned and respectful debate; and the quest for outcomes that serve the long–term interests of the American people while promoting justice and international peace. Our goal is to build a policy institute in Washington, DC that promotes sound and forward–looking policies, and that lays the intellectual and civic groundwork for the next generation of opinion–leaders, policy–shapers and public servants. More...
Eisenhower's Farewell Speech
"My fellow Americans this evening I come to you with a message of leave–taking and farewell and to share a few final thoughts with you my countrymen.
We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. The total influence economic, political and even spiritual is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications.
In the counsels of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military industrial complex, the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." More...
'Why We Fight' documentary film
Watch the Movie Trailer. 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner.
The new film by Eugene Jarecki is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories commentary by a "who's who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, WHY WE FIGHT launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.
Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower’s legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase “military industrial complex”), filmmaker Jarecki surveys the scorched landscape of a half–century’s military adventures, asking how – and telling why – a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings–and–loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.
The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why – why does America fight? What are the forces – political, economic, ideological – that drives them to fight against an ever–changing enemy?
Jarecki – "It's jaw–dropping. I mean, when I know first found this speech, which was really the inspiration for making the film, I believe I can say I have never seen an American president speak as truthfully to the American public before or since on any subject, let alone a subject as grave as why we fight.
And it seems to me, you know, things have gotten to a point in Washington where this kind of candor, this kind of deep inward–looking concern that isn't just caught up in this sort of shouting match of Washington politics. It has just become so rare. And that's why I cling to this moment by Dwight Eisenhower." More...
In Dancing in the Shadows of the Moon, author MacHaelle Small Wright, who is the founder of Perelandra: Center for Nature Research, describes her experience of channeling Ike's Spirit. He asked her to clear Gettysburg battlefields and the Eisenhower Farm.
"David (Ike's preferred name as spirit) has asked me to do an Energy Cleansing and the Battle Energy Release Process for the land on the Eisenhower Farm as a favor to him. He feels this will fulfill a promise he made many years ago when they first bought the property. He wanted to do everything in his power to restore the land back to its original state of fertilization and balance." More...
Barbara Marx Hubbard, founder of Foundation for Conscious Evolution – "In 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan, and the world caught its breath. This pivotal event deeply impacted the young Barbara Marx Hubbard, who found herself asking President Eisenhower, "What is the meaning of our power that is good?" Barbara's 40+ year inquiry, and the answers she has found, offer invaluable assistance to us all at this time in our history. Despite the state of the world, we are truly on the threshold of great possibility, of our own conscious evolution." More...