High Moral Activity
By Dale G. Cox
Here’s a term I’ve heard thrown around a lot lately in
relation to the commitment
of American troops in the Middle East. It would seem this term is used
imply that no matter what your perspective, certain individuals in
hold that the effort of U.S. troops abroad is “High Moral Action”. That
put themselves in harms way for the American people, should be honored
all shadow of a doubt. Forgive me, I have a doubt.
In fact that terminology was used on me lately in an effort to chastise
seemingly “leftist” perspective. I was essentially told that the reason
even have the right to descent was because of the “High Moral Actions”
our young people in uniform. To imply it was disgusting that I took
liberties with my “free speech”, when it came at such a high cost. To
imply that the mere mention of the term “High Moral Action”, completely
any action it was applied to. Young African-Americans are willing to
for control of the busiest drug corners. Does that mean that when their
are greatly moved by this sacrificial death to preserve the “Spot” for
gang, that the term “High Moral Action” could be applied? I’m sure the
conservative right wing gentleman who scolded me for “Not believing”
laugh at the notion. Yet, to all general appearances, U.S. troops in
are giving their lives to do nothing more than preserve the right of
gang to commaditize certain products of that region. A product that
eclipses crack cocaine in its profitable relevance to the everyday
of millions of people. Oil. Bullshit aside lets apply some critical
to the concept of “High Moral Activity”.
It should be noted that there is an infinite number of perspectives to
taken on any one given topic. This is so because we are all different.
mans hero is another mans terrorist. One mans god is another mans
We live in a realm of subjective illusion. The truth we all secretly or
seek is a truth that transcends our uniquely individual perspectives.
us a common basis upon which to judge our actions and the actions of
Why? Because, our actions or other people’s actions, usually incur
within us. We are very sensitive to feelings. We generally like to feel
When people or events make us feel bad, we always ask why. Hence, when
concept like “High Moral Actions” makes us feel bad, we really have to
the question why. Especially when it is presumed that these actions are
to make us feel good.
Indeed, some people in Nazi Germany in 1938 felt Adolf Hitler was
by “High Moral Ideals”. Well, we all know how that turned out. One
“High Moral Actions” can indeed be another’s “Highly Immoral Crimes”.
would be safer, in a public opinion sense, to not even make the
of one’s deeds being presumably "High" and/or "Moral". Then you
have to prove it. But, in the sense of today’s geopolitical
the people using the term do it in such a way as to bring divine
to their deeds. When murder has never been divinely permissible. They
terms like “High Moral Action” with the form of propaganda known as
and deceive people into following ideas who’s only intent is not
gain, but individual gain. Now, while half of America is tying yellow
around the old oak tree and yelling “Support our Troops”, the other
of America is being appalled by the nerve of the Bush junta to make war
the profit of their associated business interests.
In all my years and philosophical wanderings I have come across a few
established concepts that tend to give what I think is the best
of “High Moral Actions”. The simplest and most concise are the “Ten
These concepts can strike through any geopolitical connotation to the
nature of the intent of their “actions”. There’s an old saying that
speak louder than words. It should be noted that not so much the
themselves, but the results, are what speak louder than the words. This
the area where the spiritual intent of our actions is notable. This is
evidence of the karma of intent. Actions undertaken with the intent to
good, do NOT produce ill effects in anyone involved. You can also apply
“law” to your personal lives. Only an act of ill will produce ill
even if it is disguised as an act of goodness. This is a necessary fact
the spiritual reality we live in, because humanity has the free will to
Any act of high morality must have as its key component the desire to
good by all concerned. This is a key truth in coming to understand the
nature of mankind. The one true “High Moral Act” in our recorded
in and of itself, left no ill residual effects. This was the sacrifice
the Christ. This Being killed no one to get his point across. In fact,
let his own life be taken to set an example, in the hopes of inspiring
to rise to a higher expression of human nature through love. The only
of violence he ever perpetrated was against what he obviously knew
be the greatest nemesis to his purpose in the future, the Moneychangers
those who allowed them to desecrate the temple. Suffice to say two
years later these two groups, the Moneychanger’s and the church are
desecrating the “Holy Temple”. They have become the greatest impediment
humanity’s realization of the true nature of the Christ being.
Since the 1990 Gulf War, roughly 120,000 Gulf War Vets have become ill
what most refer to as “Gulf War Syndrome”. At least 15,000 have died as
direct result, while only about 300 actually died as a result of
At the time the liberation of Kuwait was regarded as a “High Moral
Although it did indeed liberate the people of Kuwait, if one observes
results of “Gulf War Syndrome” it brings into question the hidden
of the actions. Since the end of that war the United States government
refused to acknowledge that the most common contributor to Gulf War
was its use of Depleted Uranium munitions. In its defense, it has not
presented a plausible case that Gulf War Syndrome may have been a
of Iraqi chemical or biological weapons. Which would have given even
credibility to its purpose of eliminating Iraq’s WMD’s in Gulf War 2.
governments answer has always been that these individuals, whom all
Gulf War service in common, died of circumstances not related to
service. Hence, in regards to the notion of Kuwait’s liberation being a
Moral Action, the end result was highly immoral. To the sum of
the use of highly toxic and radioactive munitions because their ability
create destruction far outweighed their residual impact on the planet
its current and future generations. This is a war crime, and as such
criminals responsible need to be prosecuted. But they are still in
of the arsenal of the United States of America. This fact does indeed
When we look at Gulf War 2, we see the same egocentric aspirations.
uranium is still being used. In the liberation of Baghdad the key
of the culture were allowed, and reports say even encouraged, to be
While the assets of value to the “businessmen” in Washington, primarily
“Oil Ministry”, were protected. The bounty of Iraqi culture was
to the vultures of High Moral Activity. Our young warriors were again
to the radioactive fallout of depleted uranium, while their actions
vaulted as High and Moral. They were used much the same way our young
have been used for centuries. To be the killers for other people’s
This has never been High Moral Activity. This has always been the most
form of evil we can witness in the light of day. Which brings us back
the concepts of the Ten Commandments.
1. I am the Lord thy God. Thou shall have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
3. Remember to keep the Sabbath Day.
4. Honor thy Father and thy Mother
5. Thou shall not kill.
6. Thou shall not commit adultery.
7. Thou shall not steal.
8. Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
9. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
10. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods.
These are by far the most simple and concise definitions of high moral
Despite the now various interpretations of their purpose, they were
meant to be an inner guide. It was easily foreseeable by God that the
law would only give mankind something to corrupt. God knew it was in
nature to be evil. These simple commandments were given to us as a
for our souls, “journey through the valley in the shadow of death”. The
was their living example. God knew that one-day man would throw off the
of the external law for his own purposes. Christ came to set the
of the commandments in our hearts. God knew that sin and evil could
enter the world through his children. By giving us true free will, we
free to condemn ourselves to hell in our ignorance of how the Universe
But by choosing, of our own free will, the sacrifice of high moral
displayed to us by the peaceful nature of the Christ, we could redeem
world and lead all God’s people back into the light of heaven. Those
drive us to wage perpetual war know this. Their intention, through the
actions of violence and perpetual war, is to drive our souls deeper
hell, and eventually turn us away from the light of God. Condemning our
to eternity in darkness.
These Evil people use the term of “High Moral Actions” deceptively.
glorify the sacrifice of our children for their purposes. Ever lying to
and misleading us into misinterpreting whom the enemy really is.
seeking to convince us violence is right so long as someone who holds
over us tells us it is. When they know that no act of murder is
in the eyes of God. Although it may be forgivable by the act of
perpetrated by the Christ. The soul does not avoid the karma set in
by said acts. The uninitiated individual does not understand the course
its soul in relation to reincarnation. It does not understand the
spiritual effects, not only on itself in it’s next life, but also on
world it currently lives in. While the men who guide us do. This act is
less in severity to teaching a child, first to use drugs, then to sell
to its friends. This is no different than a man forcing sexual
with his own daughter. This is an act of premeditated aggression
innocence. High Moral Action cannot be achieved through violence of any
It is indeed a higher moral action to seek to pull this degenerative
into the light, as I’m doing know with my words, than to take a life,
to murder innocence. So long as our culture refuses to accept the
existence of Evil in this world. Our High Moral Actions will always
prey to corruption by the vanity of the human ego. The result of the
will always tell us the truth of its intent. Be that intent to do good
Indeed, two thousand years later, it could be said the sacrifice of the
has resulted in untold horror for many people throughout history.
the Christ itself perpetrated none of these actions. Men who failed to
even the first commandment did. Thou shall have no other God before me.
failed to realize that God is Love. Their God is vanity. You can choose
to follow these men. You too can participate in High Moral Action,
by seeking to spread love in the world. Peace. Shalom. Salaam.