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Jeffrey S. Abramson announces his plan to build a Tower of Invincibility in Washington, DC--Part II--Mr Abramson's address to the Press
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11 October 2007
In his address to the Press, Mr Abramson explained why another monument is needed, gave a description of the Tower of Invincibility, and spoke about the new approach to create invincibility for a nation.
Mr Abramson began by saying that he felt very privileged to present his plans for a Tower of Invincibility for the nation's capital.
At the heart of Washington, D.C. is the national mall, said Mr Abramson, the centre of our national heritage, and home to the enduring symbols of our country—our freedoms, our ideals, our sovereignty as a nation. There are monuments to our great presidents and memorials honouring patriots who fought in the name of our freedom and peace.
'Today I want to announce my plans to build a new monument in our nation's capital—the Tower of Invincibility. I am also inviting the public to decide where this monument to invincibility should be built,' he said.
'I have been asked, ''Why do we need another monument?'' The Tower of Invincibility will be a monument like none other. It will be an enduring symbol of the knowledge to prevent war.
'The Tower of Invincibility will be a striking, white marble-clad structure. It will be approximately 20,000 square feet [1858 square metres], 12 storeys high with an observatory on top that will provide 360° views of the nation's capital. The Tower will require a minimum of one acre [.41 hectare] of land for the building and public gardens. It will incorporate green and sustainable building practices, and will house multimedia exhibitions on world peace and national invincibility.'
Mr Abramson defined the word invincibility: 'An invincible nation is a nation that can prevent war. National consciousness is so unified, coherent, integrated that it does not create enmity in the world,' he said.
'It does not create enemies, and I'm not using the word Invincibility lightly. I am keenly aware of just how serious this word is. I am a builder, and builders are very cautious. We double engineer everything to ensure that the building won't collapse. In the same way, the defence of our nation has to be built on a solid foundation.'
Mr Abramson then spoke about past approaches to safeguarding the nation, which clearly have not been adequate: 'Today every nation is vulnerable to attack. No military can guarantee invincible defence for the nation,' he said.
'It is worth stating again. No military can guarantee invincible defence. We have shown that we can attack a nation, but we have not shown that we can adequately safeguard a nation and prevent an attack on our own borders.'
In the answer to the question why we have failed, Mr Abramson read words from quantum physicist, Dr John Hagelin, Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, and an expert in this field.
'Research shows conventional approaches fail because they do not address the underlying causes of violence and conflict, they do not relieve the acute political, ethnic, and religious tensions that fuel terrorism and conflict. What has been missing is an effective means to eliminate these deep-seated tensions. Science confirms that now there is such an approach.
'Powerful new technologies of consciousness have emerged over the past 25 years, based on the most advanced discoveries of modern science that have been shown to dramatically reduce terrorism, war, and other social violence.
'Research on these technologies has been published in leading academic journals, and endorsed by hundreds of independent scientists and scholars. The efficacy of this approach is now beyond question.'
In conclusion Mr Abramson said that the Tower of Invincibility will be a grand addition to the monuments that grace the US capital city, because it will be a symbol, not of past wars fought, but of future wars prevented.
Mr Abramson then took questions from the Press.
For these questions and answers, please see Part III of this article on 12 October.
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