Real Security by way of Sustainability

The path to real security runs along the river of sustainability. Real security cannot be reached through destruction - a vague war against terrorism - which has no forseeable concrete success. Besides the fact that the war on terror is only exacerbating the problem of international terrorism, inciting otherwise civil individuals, and groups, into acts of violence.

The author of this article, Alex Steffen, concludes, "The time has come to stop living in fear , and start building a better world."

I agree.
Bright Green Security
Alex Steffen
August 18, 2006

For the last five years, we’ve been kept in a panic state over terrorism, told constantly that it not only presents an immediate threat to ourselves and the ones we love, but is a danger to our very civilization. The result has been both that extremists have been more successful in spreading fear and authoritarian politicians have used this opportunity to reduce government transparency while eroding protections for human rights and the democratic process.

But is terrorism really the biggest threat facing the United States? And is more military spending really likely to make us safer?

link: Bright Green Security

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