More on How You Can Help Prevent a Second Korean War

More on How You Can Help Prevent a Second Korean War

Preventable War. How you can work most effectively in this critically needed effort.

Our last post described how just 600 motivated voters helped get the New START arms control treaty passed in 2010, and asked you to work in a similar way to help prevent a second Korean War. There has been good news in the two weeks since that post. We are writing now to relay that news and provide more details on how you can work most effectively in this critically needed effort.

Help Prevent a Second Korean War!

Help Prevent a Second Korean War!

Get the Washington, DC phone numbers for your representative and senators.

We are writing to ask you to help prevent a second Korean War by supporting a critically needed bill that will prevent President Trump from attacking North Korea without Congressional approval. Your ability to have that big an impact may sound farfetched, so we’ll start with some background showing how just 600 Georgia voters helped get the New START arms control treaty passed in 2010. This is described in endnote 149 of our book (click for free PDF):

Winning in Afghanistan

Winning in Afghanistan

Ask more questions. Learn more by reading the Afghanistan section of our book (click for free PDF and go to page 219).

In Monday’s speech about Afghanistan Pres. Trump assured his audience, “In the end, we will win.” Since he did not define what victory might look like or how we might achieve it, I’ll offer a suggestion on how to start: Ask more questions.

Believing Our Own BS

Believing Our Own BS

Six former, high government officials write for top priority diplomacy.

In business, a company gets into trouble when it starts believing its own BS. The same is true for a nation, except there “bankruptcy” can mean war, possibly nuclear. To prevent needless wars and ultimately to save the planet, we as a nation need to stop believing our own BS. The seven international case studies in our book provide many examples (click for free PDF and see pages 169-223), and recent articles in TIME and the New York Times highlight the problem, unfortunately by example, not by correcting the problem.

North Korea Offers to Stop Nuclear Tests

North Korea Offers to Stop Nuclear Tests

North Korea’s Offer to Halt Nuclear Tests Temporarily

Conditions being US and South Korea cease joint military near peninsula.

Winston Churchill once called Russia “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” a description that today seems applicable to North Korea. We used to believe Churchill meant that there was no rhyme or reason to Russia’s actions, but two years ago Marty came across the full quote: “[Russia] is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea: The Real Story

Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea: The Real Story

Nuclear Diplomacy: It’s high time that we started basing our foreign policy on reality, rather than wishful thinking.

The media tells us that nuclear diplomacy with North Korea is a waste of time, as do most high officials from every recent US administration. But easily verifiable facts show otherwise. The most important data point: North Korea did not do its first nuclear test until four years after Pres. Bush tore up our nuclear agreement with the North, known as the 1994 Agreed Framework.

Scientists Encourage Trump to Support Iran Deal

Scientists Encourage Trump to Support Iran Deal

(pages 201-210) Eye-opening revelations that more Americans need to understand

Earlier today, a letter on which I am a cosigner was sent to President-elect Trump encouraging him to abide by the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama. An article by New York Times reporter William Broad, noted: Dozens of the nation’s top scientists wrote to President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday to urge him not to dismantle the Iran deal, calling it a strong bulwark against any Iranian bid to make nuclear arms. … 

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the blessings of life. It can lift the fog of suffering and pain with a sudden shift of understanding or slowly uncover a need to let go.

Forgiveness: In our book, A New Map for Relationships, in the section “Developing Compassion,” I said that, “Once I have compassion for someone who I think has hurt me, forgiveness is automatic. In fact, compassion goes beyond forgiveness. It’s a higher level of making peace with that person, at least within myself. Making my own, internal peace with him frees me from holding a grudge and being a prisoner of my painful memories.” Let’s look a little more deeply into why that is.

North Korea’s Nuclear Test

North Korea’s Nuclear Test

Nuclear Test. Earlier today, North Korea conducted its fifth and most successful nuclear test, with an estimated yield close to that of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

This dangerous and deplorable situation was predictable—and probably preventable—as noted on page 197 of, A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet. Download it now for free.

Why Build a Community?

Why Build a Community?

Build community for important benefits

Why build community? Our book, A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet, encourages readers to become part of a community of like-minded people. Here, we share why we found it important to be part of such a community, especially during the early years of our journey.

How to Find Unconditional Love

How to Find Unconditional Love

Unconditional love might seem to be an unachievable goal, something out of the realm of possibility.

However we can come close if we believe in the possibility and work like crazy to make it happen. You need to quiet yourself and attend to the opportunity before you. If you sit with someone and really open your heart to them you will discover things about yourself that might surprise you. 

Welcome to the Hellman Author’s Blog!

Welcome to the Hellman Author’s Blog!

Hellman Authors, Dorothie and Marty

When we began work on A New Map our goals and expectations were large. First, provide a path for people, who like us, were eager to resolve relationship issues. Second, use tools taken from relationships that work, to effect change on a global scale. In the book we use anecdotes, stories, snip bits, and significant historical moments to illustrate ways in which all of us can become better companions and citizens.