Quotes on War and Peace, the UN, and the Earth Constitution
IN FOCUS, 11 Jul 2022
7 Jul 2022 – < You can smell it. US Empire doubling down on war preparations.
< Ukraine is now armed with over 40 billion US dollars (and more) in order for Ukrainians to die to the last man to weaken Russia. North Americans promise military support to Taiwan so they, too, can die for Empire… to weaken China.
< Hitler’s Nazis wanted to conquer the world, and the US ruling regime, claiming to be the “Exceptional” nation, has picked up where Hitler left off.
< Throughout history there are nations whose (sociopathic) leadership out of greed or lust for power, attempt to take advantage of the Other. We saw this with Hitler and the Nazis. The US deep state government has a long history of criminal aggression by direct military invasion, by illegal economic warfare (sanctions), or by covert operations to overthrow governments it doesn’t like, often aimed at countries that prefer a socialist economic model.
What to do to avert World War?
< Peace activists should consider joining forces with the United Nations General Assembly which needs outside help to be empowered. HOW? They could follow the Earth Constitution’s design which would for the first time give voting rights to the 188 nations in the UN who have been deprived of this basic democratic process.
< A “new UN” under the Earth Constitution would give the world hope for avoiding wars and nuclear war. While many nations are not really “democratic” (including the USA which is an oligarchy where money rules), under the Earth Constitution there would be democratic voting on global issues where all nations get a vote (House of Nations) on global affairs.
Coping with paranoia and sociopaths on the world stage
< Because of the “sovereign equality” principle in the UN Charter (Article 2-1), each nation has the right of control within its borders including privacy and secrecy. Such extreme sovereignty is a natural breeding ground for paranoia, justified and unjustified. Although most nations live peacefully with each other, there are always a “few bad apples.” In the UN system if a nation happens to be ruled by sociopaths or psychopaths, other nations become understandably fearful. They are not sure such a nation can be trusted, and so the nations spy on each other and build up their armed forces.
< Only in a democratic world federation will the nations accept open inspections everywhere with no exceptions. Hence, a world federal union governing structure is an absolute necessity. Psychologically we need to dissolve paranoia and build trust. This will require abolishing intelligence agencies such as the CIA, Mossad, MI6 and FSB whose secret operations cause havoc and fear rather than trust.
< We must constitutionalize the UN. The Charter’s Article 109-3 opens that door by requiring a review of the UN Charter according to the Center for UN Constitutional Research. The legally required review which has yet to be conducted can be launched by the UN General Assembly.
Demanding an end to endless wars (Where’s the UN?)
< Why cannot the United Nations intervene when U.S. foreign policy (or any other government) violates international law? The generals at the Pentagon, the President, and the CIA are not held accountable for illegally overthrowing governments, or for military invasions of other nations. They are above the law even when responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Why? The problem lies in the obsolete and defective UN Charter.
< The Permanent-5 nations who hold veto voting power on the UN Security Council (which includes the U.S. and Russia) are able to veto any attempt to legally prosecute them for world crimes. In addition, the P-5 avoid prosecution for themselves by refusing to participate in the International Criminal Court.
< The UN General Assembly must be honest about this disgraceful situation with the P-5. It is long past time for the UNGA to launch a review of the Charter to identify what’s wrong. Democratic World Federalists, a peace activist think tank, calls the strategy demanding UN Charter Review THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE.
The Earth Constitution provides a wisely designed World Judiciary with Enforcement Powers, a critical feature the UN Charter lacks. Let the UN compare the features of the Earth Constitution to those in the present UN Charter. A “new UN” under the Earth Constitution could be born, one with the tools needed to end war and eliminate the danger of a nuclear nightmare.
Quotes lightly edited from earthfederation.info reflect the views of the author.
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. is a peace activist and a psychologist (ret.) with many years of clinical experience with the California Dept. of Corrections doing psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with inmates. President of Democratic World Federalists he is co-editor of DWF NEWS, and editor of Earth Federation News & Views. He supports a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution. www.earthfederation.info Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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