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What do we know of the people in Afghanistan?

According to the UN reports, death from land mines in Afghanistan resulted in 200,000 civilian casualties.

This country is infected with 10 million antipersonnel mines. Over 30% of the victims are children.

Everyday, 20 civilians are victims of mines, half of them die within the next couple of days.

Over 20% of the cluster bombs have not detonated and millions have been dropped on Afghanistan since 1981, first by the Soviet troops and then by the NATO forces, lead by the USA after 1992. Every “mother cluster bomb” that explodes before reaching the ground releases 202 tiny can-sized bombs, which children likes to collect…

Over 12 States manufacture cluster bombs and phosphorous bombs such as the US, Russia, China, France, England, Turkey, Israel, Pakistan…

The US has over 50 military bases in Afghanistan. The base in Kandahar hosts 40,000 US soldiers, living the US life-style in a temperature crossing 40 degrees Celsius: Air conditioned rooms, sauna, swimming pools,  all food products imported from the US, military hospitals…

The base in Bagram has 25,000 soldiers.  Most of these bases, particularly in the north will remain after the US withdrawal in 2014: Central Asia is rich in oil and raw materials.

Everyday, dozens of huge convoys of over 50 huge transport trucks deliver all the necessary subsistence.  The convoys cross thousands of miles, coming mostly from Pakistan.

When Pakistan closes its borders due to drones harvesting Pakistani civilians, each container cost $5,000 or 30 folds its normal price.  The US likes to maintain the US life-style in its military bases, whatever is the cost.

In 2011, the US moved 35,000 containers via Pakistan

Private US security companies are paid $2,000 per delivered container. Although the main groups securing the routes are the Taliban and warlords.

For example, the HQ of the 450 logistics battalion reported that the Taliban militias and warlords cash in:

1. $500 per truck from Kandahar to Herat

2. $50 from Kabul to Ghazni

3. $100 from Ghazni to Orgun…

In order to aceed to the military bases of Paktika, a Taliban leader is paid $150,000 per month

Censoring the harsh realities of war. ~Cypher

Afghanistan has 30 million “citizens” grouped in tribes.

9 million live under an absolute poverty level of a single dollar per day, 37% live with two dollars, even after injecting $35 billion between 2002 and 2009.

Only 13% have access to potable water and 6% enjoy some form of electricity

The UN human development indicators places Afghanistan in the rank of 188 among the UN recognized States

Life expectancy is 45 years

Rate of alphabetization is less than 30%

50% of children below the age of 5 suffer chronic malnutrition

Note 1: Funds invested in military operations is 15 times what has been spent on development in Afghanistan. Afghanistan produces 80% of the world opium, under the watch and agreement of the US administration. This production supports the warlords and the Taliban cash requirement.

Note 2: Iran is the only border country to have effectively stopped the infiltration of the opium mafia and warlords through its borders, at huge cost in manpower and soldiers who were not better equipped as the mafia mercenaries a few years ago.

Note 3: Most of the hospitals in Kabul are privately owned after the Afghan government decided for hospitals to be administered by the higher education ministry, instead of the health ministry. The physicians and surgeons visit the public hospitals just to select the patients who can afford to pay in their private clinics.

Note 4: Many of the information were taken from “The devastation” by the French/Afghan neurosurgeon Ahmad Ashraf

You cannot adore two gods: Simultaneously

I believe that there is no harm in adoring two Gods, such as accumulating money and focusing on equity among men.  It is very possible and even desired: One god at a time, for definite periods, just for effective ways of focusing attention to specific, well-targeted passions.

It is advisable, on the individual level, to be opened-minded and find ways of adoring the two gods, one at a time:  It is one life and it is imperative to investigate which God is most appropriate to our natural inclination and passions.

Should community also experience with adoring two gods?  Negative.  Community of men needs to disseminate the culture of adoring fairness and equity among mankind.  Community of men should valiantly fight the 1% richest class of men in all countries.  This class of 1% have instituted this taboo ideology, based on adoring money, that it is natural that people be divided between masters and slaves.

Old cultures adored several divinities, one at a time, one for every season, for every wish and desire.  Old cultures had the same various gods, even if the names differed.  For example, a traveler would ask: “Where is the temple of God of rain, or fertility…?” It didn’t matter the name of the God, what counted was the purpose of the prayer.

Consequently, in ancient times, wars were never fought for religious causes. The equation was pretty straightforward: “You love to saving money, and we love to playing war games. You hoarded wealth, and we are coming for the loots…”

Until people created an absolute powerful God, the unique God…the absolute monarch, caliph, prince, Emir, Emperor…fighting for absolute power, meaning money, the oldest form of liberal capitalism.  Spreading a monolithic god was very convenient to founding power based on divine injunctions.  Slavery was “divinely”codified:  You are all slaving for god, the absolute monarch.

Sects within one monolithic religion fought one another to conserving their large tax base of the slaving people.  Nothing basically changed: the monolithic religion of international financial institutions have replaced the States as absolute power: Liberal capitalism is the new God.

Communities of men have to fight the god of absolute money, and strive to establishing the god of fairness, equity, human rights for freedom of expressions, and appropriate human development indicators.

Population explosion? Will demographic reach a steady-state level? Part 2.

The strong passions generated by the term “overpopulation” is cyclical:  There are periods when politics and religion reach a consensus on that subject and the trend in population changes significantly.  For example, when religious clergies start emphasizing chastity and the superior virtue of virginity and abstinence, coupled with political laws discouraging high rate of birth by dangling financial incentives and tax breaks for smaller families, the population in centralized political systems decrease appreciably; such as in China, Japan, Germany…

The reverse is true as the two powers of religion and political system recollected the motto “Increase and multiply” with financial incentives to supporting larger families, particularly in emerging economical States.  In both cases, the quota on the number of legal immigrants fluctuate accordingly.

For example, between the 3rd and fifth century, Catholic Rome was the main initiator for birth control so that the neighboring countries to Rome don’t feel this catalyst of invading and ransacking the Roman Empire.  Consequently, remarriage was prohibited and the focus was on abstinence and asceticism.

When mankind was in the stage of “hunter-gatherer”, it is estimated that a clan of 50 members required a “vital area” of up to 25 square-kilometer per person, depending on the fertility of the land.  Clans would then split into smaller groups to exploring other areas for exploitation.  I am pretty confident that elephants and lions need far smaller”vital area” since mankind has this endemic lust for hoarding many unnecessary stuffs.

Since antiquity, philosophers were more concerned on the cultural quality of “overpopulation” in City-States for the inability of efficient control on the moral values consented by the elite classes.  Plato wrote in the Republic “When there are many citizens in the city, the citizens get out of control”.  It was the same concept upheld by Aristotle. Thus, the modern worries of lack of food production and supply to feed the growing population on earth has started in the 18th century.

For example, Thomas Robert Malthus wrote in 1798 his “Essay on the principle of population”.  He stated: “I think that I can frankly posit two postulates: First, food is necessary for the existence of mankind; and second, the reciprocal passion between the sexes is necessary and will remain as it is today. I say that the multiplication power of people increases geometrically, far greater than the arithmetic increase of food supply.  The unbalance of these two multiplication powers have to be equalized to maintain nature law.”  The trends are fundamentally accurate, if no external factors come into play to changing the coefficient factors in the equations.

For example, the UN is estimating that population will level at 9 billion in 2050, and simply reach a steady-state of 10 billion by 2150.  In the meantime, since 1960 (population of 3 billion), mankind added one billion every 13 years.  It is estimated that earth had a single billion in 1800 and barely increased to 1.6 billion in 1900.  The overpopulation concept acquired a new heated level of discussion in 1980, and many States started serious policies of changing population trends.

Many deduced that Malthus was proposing eugenics (killing) policies in order for the food production and supply to be sufficient among the surviving people.Actually, it the political systems that are enacting law to legitimize implicit eugenics for limiting birth increases and selecting the sex of the new born, such as in China and India and many other States.

Seven billion people is already one too many and a heavy burden, not simply to feed, and feed properly, but mainly on the quality of life.  Mankind is learning that they all should have equal opportunities and rights as the elite classes and they want to acquire these human rights and human development indicators on many levels.

For example, should a single vegetative individual of the rich classes be expected to live an extra decade at the expense of millions in poorer countries?  Should only boys be selected to live as it is regularly performed in India and China?

Currently, you have all these people predicting that technologies applied in food production can feed the currently over 7 billion people and will provide for the 9 billion expected in the next three decades.

True, earth is crowded with 7 billion, but in fact, only two billion are living adequately, while 5 billion are barely surviving, and proportionally eating far less than any other animal species. The surviving 5 billion people are reduced to subsiding on a couple low quality energy ingredients for their daily intake.

True, food production can increase to feed the 7 billion, but why only cows and “clean energy” substitutes are preventing the 5 billion to eat adequately?

In effect, Malthus nature law is effectively being applied:  The barely surviving 5 billion people are pressured to believe in religious dogma of accepting their precarious “fate” as nature or divine selection among eligible classes to govern and rule.

Occasionally, people revolted and violently to these stupid dogma and changed political structure for fairer distribution of food or wealth. In general, the power-to-be managed to quell these “self-righteous” uprising that were against divine prescriptions!

Things are changing:  Belief systems are changing.  People are very aware of the indignities heaped upon them by elite programs and policies, and are confident of their potentials as equal in intelligence, and in human rights and opportunities.

Food shortages, high food prices, and lack of jobs opportunities are catalysts in these current revolts in the Arab World States, but the main cause is the greater awareness, in this quick transmission of information, that dignity as equal has been trampled, and that grievous injustices have been  applied on the common people.

The common people comprehend that the UN “human development indicators” means:  It is not acceptable that many classes within a society witness high rate of maternal mortality in giving birth, high rate of infantile mortality, high rate of juvenile (less than 5 year-old) mortality, high rate of adolescent (less than 20 of age) mortality, high rate of inability to read and write…

It is unacceptable that India with double the yearly income of Bangladesh witness a lesser performance than Bangladesh in Human Development Indicators:  It is unacceptable that India maintain the social and political structure of the “untouchable” classes as ordered by the Hindu religious clerics.

Every new born among the 7 billion has the odd of 7 to 10 to be raised in a poor country, with very low rates in human development indicators.

Population explosion? Will demographic reach a steady-state level? Part 1

Amazing, Thomas Robert Malthus wrote in 1798 his “Essay on the principle of population”.  He stated: “I think that I can frankly posit two postulates:

First, food is necessary for the existence of mankind; and

Second, the reciprocal passion between the sexes is necessary and will remain as it is today. I say that the multiplication power of people increases geometrically, far greater than the arithmetic increase of food supply.  The unbalance of these two multiplication powers have to be equalized to maintain nature law.”

Many deduced that Malthus was proposing eugenics (killing) policies in order for the food production and supply to be sufficient among the surviving people.

For example, the French Proudhon replied in 1848: “Malthus is the one extra man crowding earth.  The real problem is in the principle of ownership system (particularly real estates) that propagates unjust power for one class over others

Karl Marx also was unhappy with Malthus proposal; he wrote:

“Malthus is the enemy of the working classes. Malthus is the insolent sycophant of the ruling classes; he is guilty of committing sins against science and defamatory remarks against the human race.  Malthus abstract population law may applies to plant and animal species.  With historic human intervention, the problem is no longer over population, but the equitable distribution of wealth.”

These interesting heated debates were fine until earth mankind population reached 3 billion in the 30’s and kept climbing to reach 7 billion in 2011.

A few demographic scientists claim that earth population will stabilize at the number of 9 billion by 2050 and slowly progress to 10 billion in 2150.

Seven billion people is already one too many and a heavy burden, not simply to feed, and feed properly, but on the quality of life mankind is learning to acquire as rights on many levels.

Should a single vegetative individual of the rich classes be expected to live an extra decade at the expense of millions in poorer countries? Due to famine, malnutrition, curable diseases, massive exploitations and mono-agricultural production for the multinationals…

Should only boys be selected to live as it is regularly performed in India and China? Early abortion of girls…

Currently, you have all these people predicting that technologies applied in food production can feed the currently over 7 billion people and will provide for the 9 billion expected in the next three decades.

True, earth is crowded with 7 billion, but in fact, only two billion are living adequately, while 5 billion are barely surviving, and proportionally eating far less than any other animal species.

The surviving 5 billion people are reduced to subsiding on a couple low quality energy ingredients for their daily intake.

True, food production can increase to feed the 7 billion, but why only cows and “clean energy” substitutes are preventing the 5 billion to eat adequately?

In effect, Malthus nature law is effectively being applied:  The barely surviving 5 billion people are pressured to believe in religious dogma of accepting their precarious “fate” as nature or divine selection among eligible classes to govern and rule.

Occasionally, people revolted and violently to these stupid dogma and changed political structure for fairer distribution of food or wealth. In general, the power-to-be managed to quell these “self-righteous” uprising that were against divine prescriptions!

Things are changing:  Belief systems are changing.

People are very aware of the indignities heaped upon them by elite programs and policies, and are confident of their potentials as equal in intelligence, and in human rights and opportunities.

Food shortages, high food prices, and lack of jobs opportunities are catalysts in these current revolts in the Arab World States, but the main cause is the greater awareness, in this quick transmission of information, that dignity as equal has been trampled, and that grievous injustices have been applied on the common people.

The common people comprehend that the UN “human development indicators” means:  It is not acceptable that many classes within a society witness high rate of maternal mortality in giving birth, high rate of infantile mortality, high rate of juvenile (less than 5 year-old) mortality, high rate of adolescent (less than 20 of age) mortality, high rate of inability to read and write…

It is unacceptable that India with double the yearly income of Bangladesh witness a lesser performance than Bangladesh in Human Development Indicators:  It is unacceptable that India maintain the social and political structure of the “untouchable” classes as ordered by the Hindu religious clerics.

Every new born among the 7 billion has the odd of 7 to 10 to be raised in a poor country with very low rates in human development indicators.

Selling nuts to squirrels: What can we sell for the highest in the food chain?

Squirrels eat nuts: All kinds of nuts? Would they eat anything else if offered other food alternative not found in their environment?

What can we sell for the highest in the food chain?

Mankind kill anything alive, even if he is not hungry and feeling sick.

Mankind bought pieces of Real Estates in the moon.  Mankind bought a Star in the sky and gave it his name.

Mankind eat anything:  Rich people in the desert eat caviar, while they should be serving refreshing condiments.  But, how can we change world-view on human rights issues?

Seth Godin wrote:

“In All Marketers Tell Stories, I argued that most organizations shouldn’t try to change the worldview of the audience they’re marketing to.

Worldview is a term popularized by George Lakoff. It’s the set of expectations and biases that color the way each of us see the world (before the marketer ever arrives on the scene).

The worldview of a 45 year old wine-loving investment banker is very different from that of a fraternity brother. One might see a $100 bottle of burgundy as both a bargain and a must-have, while the other might see the very same bottle of wine as an insane waste of money.

Worldview changes three things: attention, bias and vernacular. Attention, because we choose to pay attention to those things that we’ve decided do matter. Bias, because our worldview alters the way we filter and interpret what we hear. And vernacular, because words and images resonate with people differently based on their worldview.

It’s extremely expensive, time consuming and difficult to change someone’s worldview. The guys at Opus One shouldn’t spend a lot of time marketing expensive wine to fraternities because it’s not efficient. Sell nuts to squirrels, don’t try to persuade dolphins that nuts are delicious.

There’s an exception to this rule, and that’s the necessity of changing worldviews if you want to become a giant brand, a world changer, a marketer for the ages. Starbucks changed the way a significant part of the world thought about spending $4 for a cup of coffee.

Or consider Facebook. It started by selling nuts to squirrels. At first, Facebook was social crack for lonely (all college students are lonely) college students. Over time, the social pressure it created snuck up on and surrounded those with a different inclination, those that would never have signed up on their own.

These folks had a worldview that privacy was valuable and that time was better spent elsewhere.

But once a sufficient number of their friends and colleagues were online, they felt they had little choice. Converting those people (often against their short term wishes) is where Facebook’s most recent 300 million users came from.

The interesting truth in both the Starbucks and Facebook example is that a different worldview was at work. The latecomers to each company were sold a very different story–the story of, “you need to be here because all your friends are.” That worked because it matched the latecomers’ worldview, the one that includes an imperative, “don’t be left out.” Different nut, same squirrel.” (End of quote)

Squirrels eat nuts: All kinds of nuts?  What can we sell for the highest in the food chain? Selling nuts to squirrels is a pretty candid catchy title, but not on target and misrepresenting what mankind want.

Attention, bias and vernacular are certainly good factors in enticing man to buying particular products and services.  Mankind is ready to buy when prompted with either attention, bias or vernacular:  Mankind might not be satisfied with all the above incentives, including the “don’t be left out”.

Common people have to do with what their environment offers:  Most of us survive on a few condiments:  the varieties and nutritional qualities of the few daily staples are even worse than many animal species eat.  The rich classes are not satisfied with anything, but nothing stop them from envying everything and everybody.

Do you know that multinational financial institutions are already exploiting Earth potable water?  Every cup of water you drink, you are paying for it and revenues are reverting to the coffers of the multinational financial investors. 

Do you know that multinational financial investors are lobbying to exploit the air you breath?  They want to have the right to selling you the air you breath:  Yes, the are running out of venues for fresh exploitation of mankind!

Selling nuts to squirrels; but, how can we change world-view on human rights issues, on giving priority to people survival, on eliminating enfantile mortality, on focusing on the human development indicators, on a sustainable environment, on clear water and clean air?

Can mankind wishes and wants for a cleaner and sustainable future be marketed as products and services are marketed?  If yes, lets get on with it:  Almost every specialty and job are related to marketing.  The expertise in marketing is abundant:  Let us work on the most important check list of human conditions, wants, wishes, and dreams.

China and India are vast continent-size States, in the magnitude of the billion in population, and with the fastest and steadiest economic growth rates.  Comparisons stop here, before it degenerates to the ridiculous. China is the first economic country in all kinds of production and exports; India maybe the leading among the economically emerging nations such as Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia,Turkey, Iran…However, in human development indicators, India has to look up to other developing States for comparison.  India is worse than one of the poorest countries such as Bangladesh in human development indicators. You may refer to my article https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/development-is-in-human-rights-indicators-comparing-india-and-bangladesh/ For example:

Life expectancy in China is 74 compared to 64 in India.

Rate of infantile mortality in China is 17 per 1,000 persons compared to 50 in India.

Rate of infantile-juvenile mortality, or children below age of 5,  is 19 per 1,000 individuals in China compared to 66 in India.

Adult literacy in China is 94% compared to 65% in India.

Average formal schooling in China is 7.5 years compared to 4.5 in India.

Girls between 15 to 24 of age are literate 99% in China compared to 80% in India.

Communist China managed to keep up policies for reducing inequalities among the citizens, economic, health, and social development while India could not even dismantle the caste divide due to religious ideology within Hinduism and among the other religious sects.

Although China GNP quadrupled in the last two decades, the inequalities among citizens grew drastically, and the pollution of rivers and environment has shot exponentially.  Indeed, China is becoming as polluting as the US.  It is good that the last parliamentary session in China decided to decrease growth to only 7% instead of 10% in order to tending to the growing demands of the citizens for equitable, and better development of human indicators in health, safety in workplaces, raw mineral mines, and redistribution of opportunities to all provinces.

Poor Bangladesh out-pacing India: What is “Human development indicators”?

How many of you have heard of Bangladesh?

Bangladesh, named Eastern Pakistan, was split from Pakistan in early 1970 after the war between India and Pakistan.

In the 70’s and early 80’s, Bangladesh was the worst State in the list of the poorest States in the world.  Bangladesh was frequently front page news, particularly in period of monsoon.

Ten of thousands of Bangladesh citizens, living by the seashores and on river tributaries, were found washed out in the ocean and on the seashore.  What’s going on in Bangladesh?

Are the horrors of tsunamis displacing the daily calamities befalling in Bangladesh or somethings good is developing in Bangladesh?

Sure enough, Bangladesh is a flat country on the East India ocean and crossed by mighty rivers.

If you look at a detailed map, you discover that Bangladesh is a vast delta of river tributaries and swamps, deep for hundreds of miles within the country, crisscrossing the country.  You may imagine a giant archaic Noah boat, leaking from everywhere and no dry land around for miles.

The per capita income for the average citizen in Bangladesh is half of India ($1550 versus $3250), but the human development indicators in Bangladesh are better.  For example,

The infantile-juvenile mortality rate of people below 5 year-old is 52 per 1,000 versus 66 in India.

Life expectancy is 67 years compared to 64 in India.

The proportion of children suffering from famine is 41% compared to 44% in India.

Years of formal schooling is 5 compared to 4 in India.

Female in Bangladesh are far more literate than in India and are more integrated in the economy and society.

Public health in Bangladesh is much better than India.

In India, health security is taken care by private physicians who have limited qualifications, and increases in the numbers of charlatans and impostors. Many provinces in India lack public health institutions and facilities.

Consequently, although India GNP has been growing at 7% for many years, and its budget increasing 4 folds in two decades, India’s expenses on public formal schooling, basic public health and security, and indicators relevant to human development were comparatively of no match to Bangladesh public relevant spending.   Youth in poor Bangladesh must be feeling happier than those in India.

As side notes, Bangladesh is mostly of  Moslems.

Yet, India has more Moslems than Bangladesh, but Hinduism is the vast majority with archaic caste religious system that rob the lower classes and the “untouchables” from ever hoping to accede to better life conditions.

Can you believe it?  In many provinces in India, the lowest caste class “citizens” are asked to empty the shit pots of the upper classes, while many families of the “untouchables” have their own current water toilets.

Bangladesh was attached to Pakistan by the British colonial power, as Eastern Pakistan, in 1948.  India separated the two parts of Pakistan after its war with Pakistan around 1973!   Thus, East Pakistan got its independence in 1974 as Bangladesh, after an unbalanced war between India and Western Pakistan.

The name of the game is no longer the World Bank criteria for economic development, but essentially the UN human development indicators.  What a State does with its wealth to enhance quality of life to its citizens is what counts.

Note 1:  Statistics and the topic were extracted from an article written by Amartya Sen, Indian Nobel laureate in economics, in the French weekly, Courrier International.

Amartya Sen has published “Rethinking inequality”, “Identity and violence, 2010”, and “The idea of Justice, 2010”

Note 2: This May 2013, 1015 people perished under the rubble of buildings hosting cheap women and child labor for manufacturing garment to multinationals like Gap… Apparently, the government has closed down a dozen of such building meant for habitation, and not for parking a multitude of heavy machines

A Paradigm Shift for Human Development (Jan. 21, 2006)

So far, the development of mankind was focused on using Man in order to create machines, and lately, thinking machines, and self-autonomous machines.  I have the feeling that, for about a decade ago, we have reached the crest of the curve that permits machines to better our lives.  Life has stopped to improve based on the previous paradigm; even our generation is a stranger to the fast paced automated machine world, of mostly a virtual world.

We need a political paradigm shift that reuses the invented machines to create responsible humankind; a Man who is in total control of machines and thinking machines.  It is not humanly acceptable to allowing fast trains to be navigated automatically without human operators; though they were successfully implemented.  Airplanes could also be navigated autonomously; and I am pretty sure, for a drastic price cut customers would valiantly board them.

All these automated transport systems and machines are designed to save expenses for training responsible operators, and cutting down on the number of paid operators under the false pretense of reducing errors and accidents. We know that most of these inventions were initially financed by the military, as basic research projects, for acquiring supreme power and not for the betterment of humankind. We are no longer better off and the environment is screaming, howling, battering our seashores, burning continents and burying whole cities.

The goal of this paradigm shift in politics is to reintegrate Man in the work cycle, create jobs for responsible people to control, monitor and design machines for the purpose of reinserting man in the life cycle, in the design cycle and in the development cycle. The old concept of effective rate on return of increase in production, with minimal financial cost, is decimating the availability of jobs opportunities and creating two distinct worlds:  a virtual so-called developed Northern Hemisphere and the real Southern Hemisphere still struggling to be in touch with itself, its neighbors, nature and its surroundings.

This paradigm shift in political organization is a natural extension to the fact of the existence of two distinct Worlds: one world trying to recreate the wheel in social and political organization, with complex democratic systems that quickly revert to the old oligarchic system on the whim of National Security, and the other world trying helplessly to ward off imported political systems that it cannot comprehend or is unable to implement.

The Northern Hemisphere has created self administered bureaucratic institutions for political organizations, padded with amoral technocrats.  The “citizens” or constituents don’t comprehend, do not care to understand and barely participate in elections.  The European Union has written a voluminous Constitution that nobody cared to read and even if they cared could not finish reading it on time for the referendum dates; no wonder that it failed in fracas.

All the media coverage, translation in different languages and the frantic support by the European Presidents could not transfer its contents to the constituents who are already wary of these brusque movements that are not taking account of the human limitations and emotional saturation for the quick political pace being forced upon them.

The Southern Hemisphere States had political organizations that its constituents understood, could control, monitor and did fully participate in electing their local and national leaders but have been pressured relentlessly to comply with political systems that they are not ready to assimilate.

This political paradigm shift will be the consequence of a world controlled by the very few and the rest relegated as walking zombies, disgruntled by their monotonous and undervalued jobs, jobs that can be snatched away anytime, anyplace for cheaper work force.  The rest of us who lost any respect for a job well done because deep inside us we are certain that these jobs can easily be replaced by machines no mater how educated we are.  The rest of us who feel too stupid, dumb and worthless throughout a lifetime and yet are asked to be responsible citizens abiding by inhuman law and order dictate.  The rest of us who have no self respect to raise a responsible new generation, just scratching a living and losing touch with life essence of dignity and compassion.

We are in a world controlled by a very few, not on their intrinsic merit but on their cowardice and willingness to selling their soul for the benefit of the capitalists or the power to be.  It is no longer the struggle between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres but the battle of regaining dignity in the human spirit:  a wretched humankind is the source of all discrimination festering at a lighting speed in all communities devoid of control over their destiny.

There can be no bright future for man if control over his life is removed as a viable alternative.  Developing a responsible and compassionate man means providing jobs that are respected, valued, remunerated commensurate to his investment in energy and time for acquiring knowledge and expertise and quality time reserved to him as his due.  Humankind has to stop being viewed as a commodity as anything else in the exploitation process.

There was a time when humankind could claim: “It is always too early to rely completely on our Creator”; now even adolescents believe in fate.  That is the ravage of desperation in human spirit and lack of correct direction.

Note:  The UN has adopted a set of human development indicators for measuring human development in every State, such as basic health, preventive care, education, infantile mortality rates, illiteracy rate… The human indicators are the launching pad for increased awareness of a wide array of basic human rights wanted by people.


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