Saturday, September 22, 2012

Would God really want people to fight in his name?

I truly believe that when rational people think about it they will realize the term holly war is just something men made up to justify their actions. No truly Supreme Being would ever support war in their name. If the human race is going to survive we must work together. Uniting the world is something we have to do eventually; it is the only logical solution to all of our problems. What God would be against this? What Supreme Being would be so self centered that it would want people to kill it its name, and spend all of their resources worshiping him instead of spreading love and helping their fellow man?

We should believe in people. We should teach our children to treat everyone equally, to love rather than to hate. It is okay to believe in a Supreme Being, but people need to accept that others may differ in their beliefs about a Supreme Being. It is also okay to believe someone can be a good person and want to do what is right for the world even if they don’t believe in God. In the end God will decide who is right and it is not for us to judge how, or if, our fellow man worship God. People should follow their hearts in deciding how and when and what to worship. But whatever you call your God or Supreme Being you should realize that if it is truly a Supreme Being it is a kind and just being. It wants us all to get along and treat everyone fairly. If your god does not believe in peace it would not be a Supreme Being.”

So it is impossible to imagine how anyone could use their religion to justify fighting or hurting anyone! Religious War is an oxymoron.  While I am not a theologian I am willing to bet that if you put Christ, Mohamed, and Buddha in a room to discuss world problems they would not come out swinging at each other.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day is a Day to celebrate all of our hard work.

Labor Day is a day to honor all of our hard work and sacrifice, and all the hard work and labor of those that have gone before us. Unfortunately we can not forget all those people without jobs who would love to have one. Our world is getting smaller and our economic problems can not be solved regionally. We need a global view.  Unfortunately the current system does not reward people for alleviating suffering and solving our problems globally. We need to develop a system that is more efficient and we need to bring down the artificial borders and bureaucracies that stand in the way. There is a way forward, check out what ChengX has to say

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Why The United Nations is failing.

The very name of the organization signifies the problem.  The United Nations is trying to promote peaceful coexistence among countries, while what we should be trying to do is unite people. The status quo they try so hard to maintain is not working. They are spending large amounts of money and energy propping up artificial boundaries of the inanimate organizations called countries or states. It does not matter if the leaders of those countries are corrupt and abusing their own people. They believe in the right of the State over the rights of individual people.

Although the United Nations spends a large percentage of their budget on peacekeeping, they have failed to stop several incidents of genocide and other atrocities throughout the world. The few times the UN has acted, it tended to act more out of interest in protecting assets and resources that were important to the countries in power, than in saving the most lives possible. Throughout the history of the United Nations, millions of people have been murdered as the world sat by and watched. One only needs to look at the statistics of what happened in Cambodia in the 1970’s, Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990’s, and Darfur in the first decade of this century. If a vote was taken by the people of the world, I am certain they would have overwhelmingly supported doing whatever it took to stop those atrocities. But the United Nations was completely ineffective when it came to saving millions of human lives.

The United Nations is not even a true democratic organization. It represents the interests of the governments of the nations who form it, and not necessarily the individuals within those nations. Even with that understanding, it is not a true democracy among the member states. The five permanent members of the Security Council can veto any important matter.  That means less that one percent of the membership can stop them from doing what is right.

The way the five permanent members gained their status was not even democratic. They simply happened to be the victors at the end of World War II. China’s seat is actually held by a different faction now as opposed to when the UN started, and Russia got to take over the seat formerly held by the Soviet Union. Other than that, there have been no changes as to who holds that awesome veto power. I am not sure why the original powers have been able to hold onto their positions for so long, but I can assure you it has nothing to do with democracy. The five permanent members of the Security Council certainly were not elected by a majority of the people in the world, and if there was an election held today it is unlikely any of them would maintain their positions.

Even the General Assembly is in no way a democracy of the world. If anything it is a Democracy of Nations. But nations are simply inanimate political structures with artificial geographical borders. Some Nations are more democratic than others, but even in the most democratic nations their citizens have very little knowledge of, or say in, what goes on at the U.N.  How can anyone call the United Nations a world democracy when the UN’s one state, one vote power structure theoretically allows states comprising just eight percent of the world population to pass a resolution by a two-thirds vote?

Political leaders are intent on protecting their artificial geographical borders, and making decisions based on what is best for their own inanimate political structure and economy. People are tired of that kind of thinking. If we want the human race to survive we must all come together. By having one country we can cut out a lot of the bureaucracy and cross border rivalries that hurt our efficiency. By uniting and working together we can save lives.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day is a Day of remembrance.

This is a time when most Americans remember their loved ones, especially military members that have passed on. While it is good to honor those that have gone before us, it is also important to take care of those that are still here and look for ways to make the world a better place for those who are yet to come. It would nice to leave them a world where militaries are not necessary, A world where mankind has united to solve all the other problems facing us such as, hunger, poverty and disease A world we where are not longer worrying about artificial borders and drawing lines in the sand. Let’s all think of ways we can help our fellow man to leave a better world as our legacy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It is good to have a dream. It is better to have a plan.

It seems like everyone is going crazy dreaming about winning the record lottery jackpot. It is fun to buy a ticket and dream the impossible dream, but we need to remember the lottery is a dream it is not a plan. Planning is better than dreaming. Planning to make the world better for everyone is what we should work towards. Most people believe if we unite the earth it would be great for man kind, the dream. Unfortunately many do not believe it is possible but they are wrong. It we start planning and working together we can make this happen. If enough of us start believing in the impossible we can turn dreams into reality.

Friday, March 9, 2012

We need to come together to stop tyrants

People like Kony and Assad will always exist, and we will not be able to stop them unless we come together in an effort to do so. Most people in the world are good, they are just to fragmented, which allows evil to fill the cracks. "Peace through Unity, unity through peace” ChengX.  We need to work together to find a way to solve the worlds problems. There are numerous inequities in the world with millions of people dying every year of curable diseases and hunger and violence. It is not that people don’t care; it is that they are ill informed and believe nothing can be done about it. Unfortunately the current system does not reward people for alleviating suffering and we need to develop a system that will reward the alleviation of suffering around the world

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Turning dreams into reality.

Most people believe if we unite the earth it would be great for man kind. They just do not believe it is possible. If enough of us start believing in the impossible we can make it happen.

“What we long for is in the best interest of all of man kind.  A united earth makes sense and is the only way we can continue to survive and thrive as a planet. We all know this makes sense and we will spread the word.  We will let others know of our commitment and ensure that if they join us our goal of uniting the earth will be accomplished.” ChengX