What Will WE Do?Written by Robert Bruce Baird
We have established groundwork for an open-minded evaluation of many aspects (if not all) of society in our 'Hard, Hidden and Common Science' volume. Many questions remain and will always be left open for new details and possibilities, but basic framework of an intelligence that is designing our reality has been given a boost by scientists and mathematicians. Teilhard's 'templates', 'World Mind' and Gaian ideologies have reason to claim intellectual high ground and Ecofeminists properly show they are open to make most of all our human potential. There is no need to seek revenge or ascendancy over others who (like weak men with ‘needs’) have enslaved and violently abused their 'brothers'. Nurture and nature have much to teach us still; despite plethora of 'fantastic' scientific advances in nanotech, nanotubes, gene-therapy, cold fusion, EMF and 'Dark Matter' or 'Free Energy, time travel and 300 X speed of a variable light, and bio-ram that will self-power and replicate like peptides in robots to make us obsolete (per Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems and Ray Kurzweil 1999 Medal winner in technology). If ethics of nurture and nature don't succeed then another kind of horror show awaits in a 'big shoot em up' after elite colonize space. If you have read 'Science' as we reported on these and a host of other things from history, archaeology and all social and intellectual attitudes; then you are an informed consumer. The answers of beliefs you will establish may make you feel comfort or anguish. It is difficult not to feel some rage and disgust, or be moved to point of actual 'belief'. We ask that you guard against ego's need to fix upon a set perspective. There are no absolutes or 'black and white' answers. The Maya people have said it eloquently in their saying: "DO NOT PUT YOUR self, in front of your SELF!" The 'Post-Modern' socially-engineered state of manageable people in a state of quantum-leap regeneration has been touched upon with many clear and present dangers to freedom and individual 'thinking' apparent. Hypnotic or thought-cloned 'psycho-civilized' processes and technologies based on knowledge some would say MAN has no right to play with are being used against (or for) betterment of our species and all other lifeforms that constitute our shared ethos and élan. Creativity has a real chance to make us become able to meet all challenges and opportunities or it could actualize a state of control that will make movie The Matrix seem almost ideal. Who can we TRUST? Is there a spokesman or agency that seeks to present opposing viewpoints? Are 'Goths' just another hippie' or beatnik' demographic? Reality is what we visualize it to be in ways that even mystics never imagined possible unless they were like Napoleon or Berenguer Saunière who blanched at terror of our potential to manipulate forces once thought to exist in hands of gods or ascended masters. Kissinger is right about Intergalactic Brotherhood (we hope) and requirement to remove prejudice and right-wing terrorist or religious extremism before we are admitted therein. There have always been leaders, salesmen or other hucksters (priestly magicians, sophists, prostitutes of every stripe and colour) who benefit when they get you (us, society, or cults) to 'believe'. Harkening back to my days as a sales manager I remember techniques which sought to make salespeople aware that a sale is always made. The salesman is more often one who buys pitch of client who tells him/her that he doesn't need product or service. At least that is what management for that product or service seeks to convince its salesforce is true - because every prospect is qualified to benefit from their product. In New England I often found potential customer wasn't even listening until they said 'NO!'. Here are a few words that I hope help set proper mental agenda. “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation. – Herbert Spencer” Our materialistic and hedonistic (need-oriented) social structure that Dr. Janice Boddy calls a 'Global Reifying Thrust of Materialism' has actuated some real benefits over old forms of feudal and aristocratic controls. But there are many who suffer more than ever. The people who have most toys do not win. We know it can be 'fun' to compete and 'get over' and make sure you have most you can get. We also know there is more than 'one pie' (despite Thomas Malthus) and that a different ethic is needed. This ethic of brotherhood and creativity which would seek to enable all to have more soulful understanding will make even elite see how poor they have been as they feed off backs of unfortunate and uneducated. We propose a 'Global Deifying Visualization of Spirituality' is what mankind must achieve before we colonize space or allow anyone segment of humanity access to gene-therapy that will extend life to a nine hundred year potential.
Russia and ChechnyaWritten by Furqan Shaikh
Russia and Chechnya
This is in response to Mr Vladimir Mikhaylov's letter (Aug 1). Firstly, I would like to praise his statement about ongoing successful development of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia.
In regard to Chechnya, I think acts committed by Russia speak more than any words I can write here.
History reveals lack of respect Russia has shown towards its neighbours and world community at large in past. It is one of few countries in new world order which has attempted to occupy a sovereign country, namely Afghanistan. And as history has shown us time and again, that oppression anywhere in world has no long-lived victory.
As for so-called lack of facts to point towards human right abuses committed in Chechnya by Russia, may I ask Mr Mikhaylov to avail himself of services of Internet and read reports of any of reputable human right groups around world which cover Chechnya and he will get plenty of facts and figures.