Russia-America: Copernican Revolution of Relations Instead of the Insanity of Nuclear War
APPEALS, 19 Sep 2016
Appeal to the governments of Russia and the USA to start cooperation in the development of Global Peace Science as a common platform for “nuclear zero” and the world pacifization* providing planetary security.
* Pacifization. It is the GPS concept designating the universal process of reconciliation via harmonization. It is similar to globalization and informatization, supplementing them and embodied in the constant growth of reconciliation of international relations in global society as result of spreading consciousness and peacebuilding technologies of GPS. Not to be confused with the local attempts of violent reconciliation–“pacification.”
Our Appeal to you contains a number of sections – steps of understanding for necessary and possibility of the Copernican revolution of the Russian-American relations, which are the key to save the lives of the two nations and humanity as a whole. Using Einstein’s words, we can say that “peace between the US and Russia cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attended through understanding.” The highest form of understanding global peace is the jointly recognized science of global peace.
The traditional ideologies of both sides were unable to ensure peace between them in the past, igniting a war, especially nuclear confrontation up to the limit point of ‘no return’ of the first nuclear missile, which will launch the nuclear annihilation of mankind via its military self-destruction. John F. Kennedy predicted its opportunity still on September 25, 1961 at the UN:
“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.”
The traditional ideologies were powerless to end the war. They have brought mankind to the very brink of nuclear war, in which, as we know, there can be no winners. It will be only a victory of death over life. The past 70 years after World War II’s end are passed under the sign of threatening exacerbation of the Russian-American nuclear standoff.
The dangerous peak and limit threat of nuclear war, which cannot be further tolerated if the nuclear Powers and humanity are going to save lives, not to destroy each other, have been made the US/NATO military Summit decision in Warsaw on July 9, 2016 to deploy military infrastructure, including nuclear, along the western border of Russia. This decision implements the US Congress Resolution 758 on December 4, 2014 about preparation of the war against Russia involving 28 NATO countries in this preparation.
The whole world is alarmed today with the United States and Russia extreme level of nuclear confrontation, more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962. It is caused by three most menacing facts.
The first. Deployment of NATO nuclear weapons and the accompanying infrastructure on Russia’s western border that reminds to the Russians the Hitler’s concentration of the Nazi troops within an aggressive plan Barbarossa in 1941. Now it is in 2016 – 75 years later.
The second. Intention of the US administration to spend an additional $ 1 trillion for modernization of nuclear weapons in the next decade. For what is it? It is not for peace, it is for nuclear war.
The third. Traditional, since Hiroshima/Nagasaki 1945, US policy, which allows the first use of nuclear weapons. “Throughout the nuclear age, presidents have allowed their senior commanders to plan for the first use of nuclear weapons…” This underscores the Pentagon’s former military experts James E. Cartwright and Bruce G. Blairaug (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=706).
These facts testify to the practically 100% possibility of nuclear aggression, which lacks only a pretext to fulfill it and mark the beginning of a nuclear war. Finding this pretext will not be difficult, if desired. In a nuclear war, as we know, there can be no winners. It would be a suicide of humanity and life on the planet. Main thing: these facts are evidences of roughly violated rights of humanity and every person to life, peace and freedom from the military, primarily from nuclear annihilation and from its threats emanating from any country. Therefore, they force other countries, including Russia, to increase its defensive power against the growing nuclear threat and aggression. Unfortunately, the various tensions between the two nuclear Powers, possessing 95% of the world nuclear weapons, are approaching the point of “nuclear non-return.”
To stop approaching this point and turning its movement backward can only intensively develop peace cooperation between the two countries. Examples of this are: this is the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) 1975 and the subsequent cosmic cooperation, which prevented the proliferation of nuclear weapons in near space. Today new effective efforts in their cooperation and in the new innovative areas are needed. Where is the way out to peace today in the US and Russia nuclear confrontation? Who and what can show the way out?
The Copernican revolution of US-Russia relations, in whose hands are humanity’s nuclear keys from the realm of the dead Hades, demanding a Copernican revolution of thinking, which was accomplished by Global Peace Science, published in Russian and English in 2015/2016 respectively.
The effective mutually acceptable way out and promising area of cooperation could be joint development of Global Peace Science (GPS). The GPS first version, after many years of work was completed in 2016 by 174 co-authors from 34 countries with the participation of 59 scientists and peacemakers from the United States and 33 – from Russia (http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf, p.6). This work in fact marked the beginning of cooperation between the two countries in the crucial field of global peace as the best security for all. The further joint development of GPS will create a common scientific platform not only for “nuclear zero” and the geopolitics of peace but also a new level of understanding, thinking and culture of global peace and partnership of countries in humanitarian sciences. GPS found presentations on all continents and was sent to the United Nations (and UNESCO), together with a corresponding petition for discussion at the General Assembly (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=686).
For the Program of cooperation between the two countries in this field, we offer the title “Russia and USA. Global Peace Science as Platform of ‘Nuclear Zero’, Pacifization and Planetary Security.” Briefly: “Russia and USA: GPS” or “Nike” Program from the name of the Greek goddess of victory, symbolizing, in this case, the joint victory of Russia and US over the war. This name is consonant with the name of the first program “Apollo–Soyuz”. The “Nike” Program will begin joint development of a yet unknown social cosmos of global peace with the prospect of unlimited economic and cultural growth through innovative peace technologies.
The starting fundamental act could be a Global Peace Summit of Russia and USA together with the international peace-making organizations of civil society under the UN aegis, for example, in June 2017 in St. Petersburg, with approximately the following agenda:
- The establishment of a joint Institute of Global Peace Science (IGPS) or Russia-America Pacifization Institute (RAPI) for its development. Two equal compartments of IGPS/RAPI in Russia and USA are assumed.
- Organization in 2017/2018 through IGPS of an International Scientific Contest for the GPS best variant (see Contest rules in GPS Chapter 8.21).
- Global Peace Science (GPS) and holistic strategy of pacifization (reconciliation through harmonization) of international relations in geopolitics.
- New scientific technologies of pacifization/harmonization based on GPS: universal statistical digitization and informatization, globalization, economic growth, democratization, institutionalization, monetization, intellectualization, personal harmonious growth, harmonious education and the like.
- Constitution of the Earth Federation as a Global Peace Constitution: the highest instrument of international law, ensuring global peace based on social harmony, equality of nations and justice for all.
- The primary nuclear disarmament to “nuclear zero” for 10 years, until 2030, and to get the nukes off of hair trigger alert.
- Global disarmament for 50 years via annual reductions of global military spending of 2%, starting since 2020 or 2030.
- The scientific program of the UN reform on the basis of GPS.
- Annual International Scientific Conferences dedicated to development of GPS.
- The principle and the agreement: “Global Harmony as the Absolute Guarantor for World Security” (Terrence Paupp, 2010: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=254).
- Harmonious multipolar world order based on science (GPS).
(For another edition of this Agenda you can see below**).
All items of the Summit approved agenda will make a strategic Program of the GPS Institute (RAIP), which will be the long-term program of peaceful humanitarian cooperation between Russia and the United States***. This will be a constructive scientific “Roadmap for Global Peace”, free from traditional peacemaking demagogy, which has been helpless in preventing all past wars. It will give to humanity a solid hope for maintenance of its first right to life through prevention of nuclear war and disarmament up to “nuclear zero”. It is the hope to witness a consistent scientific solution of all global peace challenges until full disarmament before the end of the 21st century.
A similar optimistic hope of mankind, weary with nuclear threat since 1945, will be present thanks to the two great nuclear Powers, which will find in it an inexhaustible source of inspiration and enthusiasm for self-renewal, rebirth, new common dreams and a national/global idea of realignment of the world order architecture in multipolar harmonious spirit. Russian and US cooperation programs in the development of GPS will be implementation of the great UN covenant in its Charter: “That since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed.” The GPS joint development by Russia and the USA as a deliberate Copernican revolution of consciousness for an overturn of their relationship and preventing global nuclear collapse – this is the best rooting of the strongest peace defence.
Using the terminology of Brzezinski, the revolution of consciousness for nuclear Powers in the development of GPS is the emergence of “a new historical narrative” and scientifically “realigning the global power architecture” in the 21st century (http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/04/17/toward-a-global-realignment/). Therefore, the development and use of GPS are equally important for the sustainable development and realignment of relations between two largest nuclear Powers – Russia and the United States, as well as for the fate of humanity in the 21st century.
Leaders of peacemaking organizations:
Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and Honorary President, Russia
Julia Budnikova, President, GHA-Russia
Dr. Charles Mercieca, President, Int. Ass. of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), US
Dr. Roger Kotila, Vice-President, World Constitution and Parliament Association, US
Dan Moody, Global Peace Partners President, US
Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, India
Ramesh Kumar, GHA Executive Director, India
Dr. Surendra Pathak, President, GHA-India, India
Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale, President, GHA-Africa, Ghana
Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona, President, Worldwide Peace Organization (WWPO), Argentina
Dr. Uraz Baimuratov, President, GHA-Kazakhstan
Dr. Alicia Rodriguez, President, UN International Committe for Banner of Peace, Mexico
Dr. John Scales Avery, Nobel Peace Prize, Denmark
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize, Northern Ireland
Dr. Ernesto Kahan, former Vice-President of IPPNW, awarded Nobel Peace Prize, Israel
Prof. Rudolf Siebert, scientist, US
Delasnieve Daspet, lawyer and poet, Brazil,
Dr. Susana Roberts, poet and writer, Argentina
Dr. Takis Ioannides, writer, Greece
Dionyssios Georgakopoulos, Poet, Greece
Dr. Apostolos Paschos, doctor and scientist, Greece
Dr. Robert Burrowes, scientist and writer, Australia
Dr. Francois Houtart, Catholic priest and scholar, Belgium
Dr. Guy Crequie, writer and vocalist, France
Dr. Bishnu Pathak, scientist, Nepal
Ammar Banni, Professor, Algeria
Victor Skorlupin, engineer, Belarus
Svetlana Vetrova, singer, Russia
Svetlana Kuskovskaya, teacher, Russia
Dr. Alexander Subetto, scientist, Russia
Vera Popovich, bibliographer, Russia
Piotr Semashko, lawyer, Russia
Alexander Semashko, manager, Russia
Leonid Timoshenko, composer, Russia
Konstantin Kushner, writer, Russia
Maria Karpinskaya, journalist, Russia
Tatiana Rumyantsev, researcher, Institute of Genetics, Russia
Reimon Bachika, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Kobe, Japan
Dr. Bruce Cook, publisher, US
Dr. Helen Caldicott, physician, author, speaker, Australia
Dr. Leonid Marachovsky, academician, Ukraine
Dr. Tatiana Kablova, professor, Kiev University, Ukraine
** Russia – USA: Global Peace Cooperation, Dialog and Partnership instead Nuclear War Deadly for Humanity. Global Peace Summit: USA-Russia.
“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy
- Social cosmos of global peace reality. Its objective pillars: Spheres, Laws and Actors of World Harmony.
- Global Peace Science (GPS): Researches of its objective pillars, scientific peace geopolitics and pacifization of international relations.
- The right of humanity and every person to life, to peace and to freedom from war, especially from nuclear annihilation and from its threats from any state.
- Joint Institute of GPS (Pacifization Institute) with offices in Russia and the United States to explore the objective pillars of global peace and substantiation of humanity right to life.
- International Scientific Contest for the best variant of GPS under the UN and both states’ aegis.
- Scientific technologies of pacifization and peace geopolitics in the social, economic, environmental, cultural and organizational spheres/fields.
- Scientific basis for nuclear disarmament up to global “nuclear zero” during 10 years (or immediately).
- Scientific basis of the Earth Constitution as a Global Peace Constitution: the highest instrument of international law.
- Global disarmament for 50 years based on GPS.
- Scientific rearrangement of the global power (including the UN) architecture and building a multipolar world order, ensuring global peace since the end of the 21st century.
*** The question of nuclear and general disarmament has been the subject of multiple discussions in the GHA and a number of its special projects:
- Global Harmony as Absolute Guarantor for World Security and Nuclear Disarmament, 2009: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=369
- Global Harmony International Treaty for Nuclear Disarmament, 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=376
- General and Complete Disarmament in 50 years on the Basis of Global Harmony through the ABC of Harmony, Petition to the UN, 2012: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=529
- Uraz Baimuratov. Manifesto of Harmonious Consciousness: Crises, Cataclysms and Conflicts: how to Overcome the Destructive Synergy of Three «C»: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=561
- Noam Chomsky. Russia-US atomic war threatens nuclear annihilation: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=637
- Ronald Paul. Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=711
- Helen Caldicott. America still thinks it can win a nuclear war: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=712
- Tom Z. Collina. America Would Never Be the First to Use Nukes. So Why Say We Might?: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=704
- James E. Cartwright and Bruce G. Blairaug. End the First-Use Policy for Nuclear Weapons: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=706
- Paul Sonne, Gordon Luboldand Carol E. Lee. ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy Proposal Assailed by U.S. Cabinet Officials, Allies: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=698
- Javier M. Piedra. Time To Fundamentally Rethink Our Relationship with Russia: http://ccisf.org/time-fundamentally-rethink-relationship-russia/
- Zbigniew Brzezinski. Toward a Global Realignment. http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=698
Leo Semashko, Ph.D. (Philosophy), Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; GHA Honorary President since 2016; State Councilor of St. Petersburg; Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Author of more than 400 scientific publications, including 18 books in 1-12 languages; Author of Tetrism as the unity of Tetraphilosophy and Tetrasociology – science of social harmony, global peace and harmonious civilization; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Director, GHA Website “Peace from Harmony”: http://peacefromharmony.org; Initiator, Manager and Editor in Chief of the book project “Global Peace Science” (GPS). E-mail: leo.semashko [at] gmail.com http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253
In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=676
In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=710
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