Finally an Idea That Could Bring About World Peace — and It’s Going Viral

February 5, 2016   |   Michaela Whitton

Michaela Whitton
February 5, 2016

(ANTIMEDIA) United Kingdom — A group of activists dedicated to ending the relentless cycle of war have raised over $100,000 towards their goal in a month. The appeal from World Citizen Solutions to those who are sick and tired of their taxes being used to fund wars they vehemently disagree with, has resulted in a remarkable outpouring of financial support.

Bold claims made by the Indiegogo Campaign promise supporters that they “will be part of something game-changing.” Contributors are offered the chance to create real and lasting change and positively impact humanity, both now and in the future.

Taking our power back

World Citizen Solutions founder, Ken O’Keefe, said:

“Humanity’s challenge at this decisive point in history is to face a monster that is desperately attempting to expand its tyrannical system of human enslavement. Simultaneously human consciousness is growing with unparalleled expansion and this is a grave threat to the tyrants. Only one of these forces, humanity or tyranny, can succeed and the world we handover to our children and future generations will be defined by our success or failure in this regard. The irony is that the tyrants have no power but that which we have unwittingly relinquished to them… in order to create a better world we simply need to take our power back. That is my ultimate goal; a better world. My wisdom in this matter comes from the knowledge that the attainment of this goal is not up to me, it is up to us.”

Backed by over 1,000 people so far, the campaign promises its supporters a lawful way to extract themselves from tax obligations it claims make them accomplices to perpetual war and financiers of war crimes.

Sounds good, right?

Claiming to be 100% dedicated to ending the perpetual cycle of war, the mission is to usher in what World Citizen Solutions calls “a lasting era of justice and peace.” The team are developing legal and social strategic initiatives they claim will have profound effects on releasing humanity from its current paradigm.

“The tear under my eye expresses the sorrow I feel for all the insanity I see humanity involved in” – Ken O’Keefe

The project is the baby of ex-U.S. marine and confrontational anti-war activist Ken O’Keefe. The widely-respected author and lecturer formally renounced his U.S. citizenship in 2001 and now holds Irish, Hawaiian, and Palestinian citizenship. Founder of the Human Shield Action to Iraq, he also served as captain on the Free Gaza Mission in 2008. He survived Israel’s attack on the Mavi Marmara in 2010.

Also a boat captain, dive instructor, and social entrepreneur, O’Keefe’s efforts have rescued endangered turtles in Hawaii and other untold amounts of marine life. He successfully lobbied for the creation of the North Shore’s first Marine Sanctuary, and founded Deep Ecology — a dive operation in Hawaii that also focuses on education and environmental protection. A lawfully declared World Citizen, O’Keefe claims his ultimate allegiance is to his entire human family and to planet Earth.

O’Keefe said he has been inspired and motivated by support for the campaign and the sheer amount of people wanting to take back power and regain their humanity. Donations — the largest of which was $3,000, although the vast majority have been smaller — will go towards paying the“modest but realistic” salaries of a small team to do the essential work.

“Believe me, I have tried to do world-changing things on a volunteer basis and it just doesn’t work,” he said. “You can’t rely on it and unfortunately the powers that be will use infiltrators to get close to you through ‘volunteerism.’” Claiming he has “been there, done that,” O’Keefe is happy to be able pay a small team he can completely trust.

Although World Citizen Solutions hasn’t laid out exactly how it plans to achieve its goals — the mission has so far resonated deeply with over 1,200 backers — many are undoubtedly inspired by the integrity of O’Keefe, who clearly walks the walk. You can watch an update on the campaign here.


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Author: Michaela Whitton

Michaela Whitton joined Anti-Media as its first journalist abroad in May of 2015. Her topics of interest include human rights, conflict, the Middle East, Palestine, and Israel. Born and residing in the United Kingdom, she is also a photographer.

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