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India: Excerpts from World Order

Review by and Comments by John E. Wade II

Kissinger writes, “No mythic founder has been credited with promulgating the Hindu tradition, India’s majority faith and the wellspring of several others.” India has a population of about 1.252 billion (2013). According to Wikipedia the Hindu population is about 1.029 billion (2001 census). The Muslim number is about 180 million (2011 census). By population India is the largest democracy in the world.

Buddhism was founded in India–I observed the place where Buddha preached his first sermon from which I was told most of the religion originated. Buddhism went from India to Burma, Ceylon, China, Indonesia and elsewhere.

China, until modern times, imposed its customs and culture on its conquerors such that they became indistinguishable from Chinese people. Rather, India transcended invaders not by converting them to Indian religion or custom, but by accepting their ambitions with utmost equanimity; it integrated their achievements and doctrines without awe of them.

Britain had a lot to do with unifying India, especially in modern times. The combination of Gandhi and the core values of freedom within the liberal British society led to an independent, democratic India with minimal violence.

Within a few decades it is projected that India will have a larger population than China (1.357 billion in 2013)

The most exciting current development is last year’s overwhelming election of Prime Minister Narenda Modi and his party. Kissinger states, ”With India, Japan and China all led by strong and strategically oriented administrations, the scope both for intensified rivalries and bold resolutions will expand.”

I hope and pray for these Pacific giants as well as the whole world that there will be free, fair trade in goods and services, fostering prosperity in Asia and globally. The business of governments everywhere should be in aiding businesses in order to engender prosperity for people, not the deaths and destructions of wars.

One World

We have a wonderful window of opportunity to proceed toward Heaven on Earth.  As the American Airline slogan says, “One World.”  I wholeheartedly agree.  Almighty God created each of us and all of us with a mind, body, and a “little piece of God.”  God loves us with an enduring, steadfast love.  I deeply believe that we are predetermined to achieve Heaven on Earth, but humankind must do its part.  And in many, many ways, we are.

Somehow we need to concentrate on the positives in life and work to eliminate the negatives.  It’s true that progress is easier said than done, but we must focus on motivating ourselves and others to make healthy, kind, and compassionate choices in life, which is our gift from God.

One world, one body of humanity, let us unite – not in terms of national borders – but in terms of a motivation toward Heaven on Earth. Think of it: imagine a world where we are kind to ourselves and each other.  The joy would be present in everyone’s life.  The positives of life would provide our planet joy, kindness, compassion, and love.

Attaining World Order: A Challenge for Our Next President

The mainstream liberal press didn’t defeat Scott Walker and a lot of other Republicans in 2014.  The pendulum is swinging toward Republicans who really care deeply about the opportunity, wants, and needs of our American citizens. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cares and so do I. I want our country to regain its place in the world and for the world.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  So much of the world is plagued by government debt and entitlements that it is crucial that a currency crisis doesn’t occur before Scott Walker (as our next president) can begin the absolutely necessary reforms that are vital to return us to prosperity, real prosperity.

The reality of all this government debt, entitlements, and student debt in America and similar situations in much of the developed world is so very worrisome.  But, of course, most people don’t realize the risk of these government failures and lack of prudence.

The Positives of Globalization

I’ve now read Henry Kissinger’s World Order several times. It’s a wonderful book steeped in history of governments and nations.  But in the 21st century and perhaps in the past, too, private enterprise and trade as well as government actions that influenced those most important parts of human endeavor were greatly under-emphasized. It’s time for that to change.

Globalization can be a good thing because this can lead to stronger ties between countries, as corporations have no military role, which would mean their involvement in the world would be less and less. Humankind must evolve in this Innovation Age in a business-like manner, showing friendship for fellow humanity and good world-citizenship.  There are many examples of corporations who have pursued this route, Aflac being one.

A Connected Earth

Attaining World Order

I’ve read and I plan to write a lengthy review of World Order, by Henry Kissinger.  It’s quite informative and interesting, but so much of the book is taken up by wars, balance of power, and such with very little devoted to globalization and the fact that governments do not compare in size with private businesses in most places in the world now. World order today includes Apple, Google, ExxonMobil, and on and on.  And small businesses in total make even more of the total economic action globally.

Governments should be democratic, but they should answer to the people, not the other way around with onerous taxes that inhibit jobs and opportunity and regulations that stymie our freedom. If people can be trusted, onerous and complex regulations would simply not be needed, wanted, or economically efficient.  Humanity as a whole, therefore, must work toward attaining wisdom so that people truly will be trusted, and the burdens of overly complicated laws can be lifted. Our “world order” will improve as a result; that is for certain.

Democracies, Freedom, and Free Enterprise

I recently wrote some thoughts as I was reading through (for the second time, I think), Henry Kissinger’s recent book, World Order.

Although Kissinger doesn’t say so, I believe he thinks President Obama lost a war that had already been won, even though he had reservations about the nation building there and perhaps in the war itself.  Kissinger does give high praise to President George W. Bush regarding his courage during a difficult time after 9/11. I agree with Kissinger in praising President George W. Bush.

I think the main problem in Iraq, which has yet to be solved, should have been handled by President Obama. A state of force should have been established to allow Iraq to evolve into a stable, robust democracy.

I believe, as President Bush did, that we should aim for a world full of democracies, freedom, and free enterprise.  But I believe unless we are on the defense, non-violence should be our method of ridding the world of dictators and the lack of freedom.

World Order by Henry Kissinger: My Summary

Henry Kissinger served as Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and advised many other presidents on foreign policy. His book contains a wonderful assemblage of information and wise analysis, culled throughout his lifetime, about history and worldwide current events. He even explains modern technology, from nuclear weapons to cyberspace warfare. For me, it took ardent curiosity and a quest for wisdom to read and ponder this book.

One key event in the history of world order was the Peace of Westphalia, which was negotiated in two German towns after the Thirty Years’ War (1648).  After that horrific period of war, “…the most cited diplomatic document in European history [even though]…no single treaty exists to embody its terms…The state, not the empire, dynasty, or religious confession, was affirmed as the building block of the European order.”  Kissinger stated that “the universal relevance of the Westphalian system derived from its procedural—that is, value neutral—nature.  Its rules were accessible to any country: noninterference in domestic affairs of other states; inviolability of borders, sovereignty of states; encouragements of international law.”  Basic to this peace was a balance of power between sovereign nations and groups of nations.

When he writes of America’s actions abroad, Kissinger states that “…the American vision rested not on an embrace of the European balance-of-power system but on the achievement of peace through democratic principles.” It is well known that Wilson justified America’s intervention in World War I to “to make the world safe for democracy.”  According to Kissinger, practically all of President Wilson’s predecessors would have agreed with Wilson. Only Wilson’s view was different in that he believed an international order could be possible within a single lifetime, even a single administration.

The one and only criticism I have of the book is that I believe globalization, corporations, businesses, spiritual entities, and all other forms of human entities outside of national governments, are the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of preventing wars and having a peaceful world order.  Kissinger only briefly mentions trade and globalization, and thus largely ignores organizations which are practically all over our small world and generally are not at all threatening in terms of life and property, though he does include an interesting discussion about  technology.

I look at China and the United States and firmly believe we would be military adversaries rather than peaceful trading partners without globalization and the opening of China to trade, tourism, sports and other nonbelligerent human interaction. Freedom across borders for all those entities could prevent military transgressions. If we can form relationships across borders for the various entities that I listed above, we can, in partnership with honest, capable, and wise leadership in governments, bring humanity the kind of world order that we want and need, including the necessary element of prosperity for all.

This is my brief summary of a book packed with interesting and worthwhile words of wisdom.  I highly recommend it for a thorough refinement of one’s worldview. You can find this book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as your local bookstores.

Why the Peaceful Majority Is Irrelevant, by Paul Marek

Paul Marek vividly describes the current brutality of radical Islam and its peaceful victims. He also reminds us how the peaceful ones in Germany became dominated by the Nazis. Additionally, he recites similar slaughters in Communist Russia and China as many other examples of genocide. Peace and freedom are in jeopardy. Listen to these wise words of the present and past. You can find Marek’s original blog below, and on Marek’swebsite. Further, its slightly amended version is printed with permission in my book, “How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth.” For more information, visit my website or find the book online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant

 

I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.“Very few people were true Nazis” he said, “but, many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”We are told again and again by “experts” and “talking heads” that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is, that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is, that the “peaceful majority” is the “silent majority” and it is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The Average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a war mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of Killing that included the systematic killing of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”.

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by the fanatics. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun. Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others, have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Free-flowing thoughts on America

I am motivated by the movie, “America: Imagine the World without Her,” to help take back America from the far left that now is in control of the President who disregards our laws and Constitution and a Democratic Senate that is an accomplice to the Administration.

Senator Landrieu is a key liberal supporter of the Obama Administration – voting 97 percent with him and casting a deciding vote in order to enact that disaster – Obamacare.

What the Obama Administration is doing with regulations, taxes and intrusive government against its economics is unprecedented in American history.

I try very hard to seek truth and wisdom wherever they lie.  Sometimes too many people mask the truth in labels that mislead so many people.  “America,” I believe, is a truth-seeking and truth-finding presentation that flies in the face of President Obama’s silvery tongue.

It is amazing that a person such as Barrack Obama could ascend to the Presidency, not because of his race, but because of his audacious assault on our government and its people.

He has a silvery tongue that modulates every sound to please and mislead.  And to think, his eight years may be followed by Hillary Clinton who is just as liberal and lacking in character.

See “America” and judge for yourself.  Our very democracy is at risk.  I believe that Governor Scott Walker and a host of Republicans at all levels in 2014 and 2016 could and would free us from this very dangerous intrusion from the far left.  Many Americans have given up lives and limbs for freedom around the world.  We must not allow the loss of our freedom from within – “suicide” according to “America” with a convincing case.

How many times does President Obama have to deceive us with his tongue before we simply disregard his words as completely unreliable?

The future could be quite bleak – in America and worldwide – unless America regains its statue with the leadership of someone like Governor Scott Walker supported by a Republican majority in the House and Senate, the Senate including superb persons such as Bill Cassidy, M.D.

We have a tremendous amount of innovation and simplification that needs desperately to be done at the federal level.  It can be done, but certainly not with Democratic “leadership.”

The President-in-waiting for the Democrats is Hillary Clinton.  She has the ambition and the intelligence.  But in terms of character and ideology – particularly following President Obama – she would be an absolute humongous disaster for the middle class and poor.

Many of the “rich” would simply exit our nation and go abroad if we commit the “suicide” that “America” vividly describes.  But the middle class and poor wouldn’t have that option.

What can we do?  As of now – 2014 – we still have the ballot to elect such strong Republican candidates as Bill Cassidy, M. D., to the U. S. Senate and other worthy Republican candidates at all levels.

And hopefully and prayerfully our stable and robust democracy will follow-up with triumphant Republican victories in 2014 with such necessary victories in House, Senate and the Presidency in 2016.  It can happen.  It must happen, not only for the American people, but for the good of the world.

Life is not easy, “cool,” or straight-forward.  It is full of twists and turns.