In the face of global unrest and regional atrocities, Rael, the founder and spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, offers a profound response that reaffirms the group’s mission of fostering love and happiness as the bedrock for global healing and peace.
Rael underscores the importance of happiness as the cornerstone of love, the latter being the only force potent enough to steer humanity away from the brink of destruction. He draws a direct correlation between unhappiness and the propensity for aggression and violence, pointing to the oppression, displacement, and genocide of Palestinian people as a stark reminder of this destructive and vicious cycle.
“The more unhappy we are, the more we are going to be aggressive, and therefore violent. The destruction of humanity can only be caused by unhappy people, just like the Palestinian genocide. And each violent action increases the guilt and, therefore, the lack of happiness of those responsible, in a vicious cycle where each violent action generates more unhappiness and thus more violence,” He said.
He further denounces Zionism as antithetical to Judaic principles, which espouse the sanctity of life and the commandment to love thy neighbor. “The Israelis are the unhappiest people in the world, and that's why they are the most violent. They are intrinsically unhappy because they know deep down within themselves, despite the lies of their politicians and media, that they have stolen the lands and homes of the Palestinians, which goes against the very foundations of their religion, whose most beautiful values are: 'Thou shalt not kill', and 'Love thy neighbor as thyself'," Rael stated. He added that their religion teaches them that they are the 'chosen people', but they are not chosen to dominate others, but rather to promote throughout the world this absolute value of not killing and spreading love. “With a law that eliminates any temptation to dominate, perhaps the most beautiful law of the Hebrew texts: they are forbidden to create a state or a nation! Therefore, Zionism is fundamentally anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish.”
His message extends beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, casting a critical eye on the history of colonialism and the persistent ideologies of racial superiority that have led to widespread violence and oppression across the globe. “This lack of happiness, due to the feeling of guilt of having committed genocides and pillaging, can be found in all 'civilizations' that have built their power and wealth on the domination and suffering of 'others'," said Rael. “That has been the case for almost all European nations in their colonial madness, which Asians rightly call the 'white catastrophe'. North and South America with the genocide of local populations, Asia which still bears the scars of these crimes, Australia, etc... In short, the whole planet has been ravaged by this sense of racial superiority of the white Europeans and their impunity in what Americans call exceptionalism. This means, in essence, that International Law must apply to everyone except themselves. The same suffering that Israelis endure, where their crimes drive them to unhappiness and ever-increasing violence, was also experienced by colonialists in Africa, America, and all over the world, pushing them into this vicious cycle, inevitably leading to genocides."
Rael recons that the justification of racial superiority is inevitable. “In the context of a new world war that can only be nuclear, there is no doubt that all parties will justify their launching of missiles by claiming racial superiority. It is precisely this idea of racial superiority that can lead to the destruction of Humanity.” Rael further explained that the only solution for saving Humanity is therefore Love. “And this love can only be unconditional, like all true love. And it can only be generated by happiness, which, in a positive virtuous cycle, automatically brings more happiness and therefore more love.”
In this light, Rael advocates for the active pursuit of happiness and peace through meditation. “When atomic bombs and genocides accumulate, it is more important than ever to meditate for Peace and participate in the Happiness Academies. Only the spreading of happiness and love can save Humanity!”He challenges the notion that such engagement is an act of selfishness in the face of global suffering. Instead, he frames the spread of happiness as a moral imperative and the most effective strategy to halt the cycle of violence and create a foundation for lasting peace. “It is precisely to stop this suffering that we MUST spread and develop happiness. Happiness is the only solution to save Humanity because it brings Love. That is also why we must stop indulging in images of bloody children and spread more beauty, art, and Happiness.”
The Raelian Movement invites individuals to look beyond the tragedies that dominate media narratives and to contribute to a new chapter for humanity.