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社説:岡田氏代表質問 「格差」議論もっと深めよ by limitlesslife
February 17, 2015, 7:52 am
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Changing the System Requires Seeing It Clearly

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From NASA GOES-12 Full Disk view March 25, 2010
NASA GOES-12 Full Disk view March 25, 2010
(image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

The recent killing of 13 workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has elicited powerful reactions around the world. A mass march in Paris attracted many heads of state, including Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Yet their slogan of solidarity “We are Charlie Hebdo” was challenged by the National Antiwar Coalition in the US in a powerful January 16th statement entitled “We are not Charlie Hebdo.” UNAC pointed out the massive global terrorism of France, Israel, the US, and the imperial nations as they hypocritically claim they are fighting terror and defending freedom and civility. In reality, they are manipulating the public to advance the demonization of Islam, their global imperial designs, and the myth that they are against violence and terrorism.

Commentator Robert Parry wrote a long analysis for Consortium News on January 18thdistinguishing the “Anti-realist” Neocons from their “Realist” predecessors in the US government. Perry speaks of the effectiveness of “perception-management” as the Neocons manipulate the public to elicit support for their wars in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Libya, and elsewhere. Parry concludes:

“What the neocons have constructed through their skilled propaganda is a grim wonderland where no one foresees the dangers of encouraging Islamist fundamentalism as a geopolitical ploy, where no one takes heed of the historic hatreds of Sunni and Shiite, where no one suspects that the U.S. military slaughtering thousands upon thousands of Muslims might provoke a backlash, where no one thinks about the consequences of overthrowing regimes in unstable regions, where no one bothers to study the bitter history of a place like Ukraine, and where no one worries about spreading turmoil to nuclear-armed Russia. Yet, this neocon madness — this “anti-realism” — has been playing out in the real world on a grand scale, destroying real lives and endangering the real future of the planet.”

I want to point out, however, a description is not an analysis, and true as it may be that the Neocons endanger the real future of our planet, a deeper analysis points toward the world-system as a whole that is endangering the future of our planet. Nor is it simply enough to resist imperialism and capitalism without posing a genuinely practical alternative. The world-system as a whole has evolved from the early-modern rise of capitalism within the context of the early-modern development of the system of sovereign nation-states. These two developments belong together: the political form hosts the economic form and provides legal enforcement and protection for those who have accumulated massive concentrations of private wealth. As social-scientist Christopher Chase-Dunn expresses this in Global Formation: Structures of World Economy (1998):

“The state and the interstate system are not separate from capitalism, but rather are the main institutional supports of capitalist production relations. The system of unequally powerful and competing nation-states is part of the competitive struggle of capitalism, and thus wars and geopolitics are a systematic part of capitalist dynamics, not exogenous forces.” (61)

Whether “Realists” or “Neocons” or progressive democrats are in power makes little effective difference.

Whether “Realists” or “Neocons” or progressive democrats are in power makes little effective difference. Inherent in the system is the drive to colonize and control the world in the service of the 1%, as James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer made clear in Empire With Imperialism (2005). It is not a matter of “Realists” versus “Antirealists” coming to power. It is not a matter of a popular movement to elect Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as President. If we want a future on this planet it must be the global system itself that undergoes fundamental change.

Neither is it enough to stop the proposed Keystone Pipeline Project and/or the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. Stopping these disastrous initiatives will not change the system. Neither will electing Democrats or some Green Party candidate to the US Congress. The evil marriage between capitalism and the system of sovereign nations will not tolerate the substitution of democratic socialism within the system of sovereign states. Sovereign states exist as inherently a war-system (as was pointed out by Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, and G.W.F. Hegel), and a war-system invites imperialism and requires a capitalist industrial military complex. To institute democratic socialism means simultaneously to rid the world of militarized sovereign states.

If our analysis is to go to the root of the problem, then we must re-envision both economic capitalism and its political embodiment in militarized sovereign nation-states. Our analysis also requires that we move to a planetary perspective. No longer can we tolerate a world fragmented into multiple competing, greedy corporations or multiple militarized lawless sovereign states. The reality of our human situation is that we are onespecies, one human reality, living within one fragile planetary ecosystem. Our vision must be global and our solution must be global.

Our vision must convert the economics of greed with absolute winners and losers to a planet-wide ecologically sound economics of cooperation, resource sharing, and mutual empowerment. Simultaneously, the mirror image of a global economics of sustainability is a global earth federation under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. Politics and economics mirror one another (as Karl Marx and many others have pointed out). We must have a politics that can place the common good of the Earth and its citizens before the private goods of nations and corporations. Only an Earth Federation government with real power to make and enforce laws for the common good of all can achieve this.

The history of anthropogenic climate change alone should make my argument convincing to all reasonably mature, rational people (which leaves out about half the U.S. Congress). Already, by the 1992 U.N. Climate Conference at Rio de Janeiro, the scientific evidence was overwhelming and the urgency of our situation was well known. In spite of this massive evidence that we are destroying the very planet that supports human life, and despite similar massive conferences at Johannesburg in 2002 and Copenhagen in 2009, the nations and corporations of the world today (more than two decades later) continue to destroy the ecosystem of the Earth unabated.

The system of warring sovereign nations animated by the system of globalized corporate greed is in principle incapable of change to the degree required to save the planet for future generations. Only a transformed planetary system, uniting humanity where we belong under a global social contract, is capable of creating a viable future for the Earth and its living creatures.

The Constitution for the Federation of Earth establishes a new economic system (global public banking directed toward sustainability and the planetary common good) and a new political system–a democratically elected World Parliament with the mandate to protect the planetary ecosystem, end poverty, demilitarize the nations, and protect human rights worldwide.

If we have a genuine insight into the nature of the world system, then it will be clear what a number of great thinkers from Albert Einstein to Carl Jung have stated: you cannot solve fundamental problems on the same level from which the problems arose in the first place. Yet that is exactly what we are trying to do by attempting to “manage” or “modify” global capitalism and the militarized sovereign states. We need to move to a higher level of thinking, and fast, for our planet is in danger as never before in human history.

We need to think truly globally, which means to think in terms of a global, democratic economics and politics. The pattern for this is there for all to see in the Earth Constitution. It is time we rise to the higher level from which our earlier problems will not so much become solved as dissolved. It is time to unite humanity in a global social contract–a democratic Federation of the Earth. It may well be now or never.

Comment: The artificial pyramidal system
(5 fictitious bodies: nation, corporation, media, education, religion with
5 calamities: delusion, bondage, discrimination, exploitation, extermination) must be changed to
the natural Indra-net system
(5 factual bases; nature, community, communication, cooperation, holiness – wholly wholesome way world – with
5 bliss: awakening, freedom, equality, love, peace),
from the central concentration power system (materialism, militarism, money-ism, me-ism)
to the centerless centers life system
(5 Ss of the global system: Systemic, Sustainable, Saving, Safe, Simple,
5 Ls of the global ethic: Law, Life, Love, Liberation, Lielessness with
5  Rs of material flow: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rearrange, Restore and
5 As of information flow: Access, Assess, Agree, Action, Advise).
The Buddha taught us that all living beings are karma-heirs, -possessors, -machines, -resorts and that we must first
still bad karmas (sitting meditation) and
see dharmas (awakening) in nirvana (windless of karmas, absolute peace conditioned by nothing worldly, karmic) in
the ultimate supra-mundane truth (before karmas,
from the triple poisons of greed, anger, and delusion
into the triple learning of morality, concentration, and prognosis: penetration).
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From NASA GOES-12 Full Disk view March 25, 2010NASA GOES-12 Full Disk view March 25, 2010
(image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

The recent killing of 13 workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has elicited powerful reactions around the world. A mass march in Paris attracted many heads of state, including Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Yet their slogan of solidarity “We are Charlie Hebdo” was challenged by the National Antiwar Coalition in the US in a powerful January 16th statement entitled “We are not Charlie Hebdo.” UNAC pointed out the massive global terrorism of France, Israel, the US, and the imperial…

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(都知事選2014 論点を問う)屋根借り発電、地産地消 by limitlesslife

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<エネルギー問題に詳しい北澤宏一・東京都市大学長の話> 原子炉は現在動いておらず、代替エネルギーでまかなっているが、経済は好調だ。欧州では再生可能エネルギーのコストが下がり、その比率が20%を超えて主要電源の一角になる国も出てきた。米国や中国でも急成長している。仮に原発が再稼働するとしても、数は限られるだろう。都民の投資の影響は非常に大きい。都知事は他国の動向も把握してエネルギーの将来像を示し、どのエネルギー分野に投資していくのか明らかにすることが大切だ。


宇都宮健児日本弁護士連合会前会長) 今すぐ脱原発。エネルギー利用の効率化に補助金、投資を誘導。天然ガス発電の導入、自然エネルギーへの転換を進める

◆ドクター・中松(発明家) 都として、原発に代わる新エネルギーの実用化を求める。太陽光や風力ではコンスタントな電力供給は出来ない

田母神俊雄(元航空幕僚長) 資源輸入に過度に依存する現状には不安があり、原発は必要。再生可能エネルギーの開発や電力調達先の多様化も

◆舛添要一(元厚生労働相) 原発は、安定的に代替できるエネルギーを確立し、廃止する。再生可能エネルギーの活用比率を20%にまで高める

細川護熙(元首相) 原発をやめて、火力発電や再生可能エネルギーへシフト。省エネ節電を徹底。燃料電池車など新技術の開発を支援する

◆家入一真(ネット関連会社役員) 即時原発廃止は現実的ではない。新エネルギーや技術革新による省エネ政策で、原発に頼らない都市設計の検討を