Heather looked at me. "Peter, you should know what this is," she said, "since Nicolai and Anton had invited you to be a part of it."
Those words hit me like a 'ton of bricks,' as people say. I began to cry. Of course, that's what it was. Nicolai's plans for our triple wedding ceremony, that he was so exuberant about, must have reached the ears of the fondi. The Christ Principle behind it, the Principle of the universal unity of good, must have scared the fondi to death. His triple wedding idea was designed to openly represent the principle of the universal marriage of humanity, which in turn is but a subset of the still larger, all-embracing Principle of the essential universal unity of all good. I explained to everyone that if humanity were to embrace all of these underlying universal principles, especially its already existing universal marriage to one another as a universal reality, and were to build itself up to the realization of the associated Principle of the universal unity of good, the oligarchic system would cease to exist without a hope of ever coming back. I suggested that Nicolai might have realized that. He night have realized that without a global development of these principles, the vital redevelopment of Africa would never be carried out. I suggested that this might have prompted his triple wedding idea as a means for focusing on all of these principles simultaneously. I pointed out that he might also have realized that if we don't set our goals high enough we might not find it possible to attain the smaller goal of eradicating the fondi. I suggested that Anton might have been the fondi's target together with Nicolai, for that reason.
"And what about yourself?" Heather asked me. "Obviously, you are therefore just as prominently on their target list as the third member of the triad. In fact, we are probably all on their target list."
"I agree," I said, "the fondi might be trying to disable all of us by making cowards of us all. They probably reckoned, that once we realized what the bombing of Murmansk was all about, we would remember what they had told us way back in Venice; that we are but amateurs in their sight; that we could do nothing to stop them. This means that we are all at risk. But then, we are all at risk anyway."
"The question is, do we comply and become cowards," said Heather, "or do we fight them on every weak flank until we win?"
"If we become cowards, then we have already lost," I replied. "Besides, we couldn't do this if we wanted to. Remember how boring life was ten years ago, when nothing vital was happening anymore, when the most exiting thing that happened was to sit in front of Ross' fireplace to read bed-time stories to one another with a cup of hot chocolate in hand? We were stuck in a rut then. We were as dead! We can't go back to that. We can only move forward. Since the fondi have declared war on us, let's fight them on every flank that they told us they are vulnerable at, and win. Since they put us on their target list, lets not give them a chance to take the offensive. Let's wipe them out first!"
"But how?" Ushi asked.
"That is what this conference is all about," Steve reminded her. "We are here to figure out how to respond."
Ushi, unlike every one of us, was calm. She said that the heightened threat was nothing more than just another increment in the royal fondi's depopulation game that has at its very core the goal to disable humanity's spirit as human beings, as irrational as such a goal is. Her suggestion was that we simply address the depopulation threat, because that's what the fondi's Africa project has been created for. Ushi suggested that this is how our fight to stop the fondi for the sake of humanity must be defined.
"If humanity is too blind to see the obvious, then we must tell the people about it," she said. "If people have gone asleep in apathy, we must wake them up. The game that is being played must be unmasked. The fondi's objective, for which nuclear weapons exist; for which depopulation has been invented; for which genocide is being applied; must be brought before the hearts and eyes of all humanity. If the fondi's ultimate aim is to kill up to 90% of the people of humanity, that game must be unmasked globally. We must tell the people of the world the truth. Nothing less will enable humanity's self-defense, and which our own self-defense depends. The fondi are right, by ourselves we are nothing; we are nothing at all compared to them. But we are not alone if we fight our war on the foundation of the principle of the universal unity of good. The fondi may have a lot of power with their financial might, but they can't defeat the principle of the universe; they can't stand against it; they can't even defend themselves against it. They are nothing compared to it. The principle of the unity of good is the most powerful weapon we have. It would be a crime not to use it. Whoever discovered it, should receive the Nobel Price."
"Guess who discovered it," said Sylvia. "Indira did, practically on the first day that she and Pete got together in Delhi. Pete had focused on it a long time ago, but then had moved away from it. We all had. That is when we began drifting ever deeper into a rut that we didn't seem to be able to get out of. Indira helped us with this, without even knowing that she did. When she rediscovered the divine Principle of the universal unity of good, and Pete discovered subsequently that every other principle reflects this one universal Principle, things began to move for us, we began to pull ourselves us out of that rut that we had been stuck in for more than a decade. Her contribution in the development of that discovery was probably the key element that got us moving again. So let's built on that and move forward with it on the global level."
"Yes, lets use it. Let's use it globally," said Ushi. "Let's win with it!"
It certainly was nice to see Ushi's old spirit coming to life again, to feel the dynamism behind her commitment that I remembered from our days in Leipzig. Our meeting in Caracas had been much too brief for this dynamism to come out, and then in Queensland, we had been merely dancing around the issue. We were aware of the danger that humanity faced, but under the shadow of eight million people having been murdered in a single blow, the danger became much more tangibly real, even intimately real.
Steve too, hadn't changed. He had always been precise, truthful, and committed to principle. Also I remembered that everything he did had always been done in a grand style, like a fireworks in motion. Whenever we had felt proud of ourselves, when we had thought we had done a good thing, he chided us for not having gone far enough. At one point, when we talked about how we could carry Nicolai's project forward to get a larger funding commitment to help Africa, Steve stood up and said emphatically, "No, No, No! That's not the issue right now. The issue is to get rid of the fondi. Everything else is meaningless if we fail."
Steve agreed that focusing on Africa is useful, but only in the historic context that highlights the riches of our humanity. He liked our concept of the divine Principle of the universal unity of good, which he said draws the whole of humanity together into a profound, single, indivisible source of good, even the only real source of good. He said that we are in a war now, and that being in a war, we have to ask ourselves where our strength lies that matches our opponent's weak flank.
"That takes us back to what I said earlier about our history," Steve said at one point. "Our strength is our history. When everything collapses in people's life, that brighter history keeps coming back to mind as an image of the real face of our humanity, an image of the good we have accomplished as human beings. The synarchists know nothing about this. Their total lack of humanity is their weak flank. It leaves them exposed. The American people, on the other hand, have this history in their heart, even though they rarely show it. Still, this brighter image of our humanity keeps coming back in times of crisis when they most need it. That's our strength and our immortality. The fondi are aware of this strength to some degree, and they fear it. They always have feared it, because they felt themselves powerless against it whenever the American people utilized their strength."
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