perjantai 18. kesäkuuta 2010

Present economic situation and Global governance

The economic situation is unstable almost all over the world. As Sarkar said when the cap between rich and poor gets wide, it will lead to depression and eventually capitalism will collapse. Poor and middle class people are loosing their purchasing power, while the rich are speculating with the markets and accumulating the money to unproductive things. When the purchasing power goes down, then also the production goes down and workers will be laid out more and more, which lowers the purchasing power still more, and circle go on and on. Most of the countries in difficulties are lowering wages, and cutting social security and public services, which only will lead more surely down the road while purchasing power is degenerating at same speed. On the other hand it seems now clear, that Sarkar’s second reason for depressions – money is not backed in gold or some other matter – is evidently adding down spiral while money is loosing its value due to endless printing exercise and inflation will eventually lift up the prises, (although some deflation might occur first) which the poor will find more difficult to purchase.

The elites talk now constantly about global governance, global taxation, global treasure etc. The motivation behind this undoubtedly is to gain control over economy. But economy should not be centralized, but rather it should be decentralized into local hands and decision making.

Global governance itself is good idea, but it completely depends on who are those global leaders. If they are the same people who managed to cause the whole economic mess, materialistic life style, economical disaster, wars, and destruction, then we better make it sure there wouldn’t be any global governance.

But if those global leaders would be uplifted amongst the common folks – due to reason that they have shown service mindedness, mercy, selflessness, righteousness, respect for spiritual values and rationality of thoughts, words and actions – then only we could trust that our lives are in good hands and that there will be welfare and happiness for all to be expected. Anyhow we are not near that time when there are enough experienced, service minded and spiritually inclined masters to be requested to take the lead.

Ancient human beings life was a struggle of survival; are of physical development, which was followed by the age of mental development; science, arts and religions were blooming. Now we have evolved into spiritual phase, which means that those leaders required for beneficial world government are emerging very soon. Still the world government might need hundreds of years to be fully established.

Sarkar about World Government

In fact universalism is no ism, for it is all pervading and does not favour any group or party interest…Universalism is the only panacea for all mundane and supramundane ailments…To materialize the concept of universalism a World Government is necessary. (Not only a World
Government but also a Universal Government).

In the initial stage, the World Government will be a law-making body and the different federations will have executive powers to implement the laws passed by the World Government.
It is desirable that the management of industrial, agricultural, trade and commercial enterprises not be in the hands of the central government or the world government. If it is, the common people will not get the direct or even the indirect opportunity to participate in the management of these enterprises. In such cases capitalists, opportunists or self-seeking politicians can easily take control of them and misappropriate public wealth.

The formation of a World Government will require a world constitution. A charter of principles or bill of rights should be included in such a constitution and encompass at least the following four areas.
1. Complete security should be guaranteed to all the plants and animals on the planet.
2. Each country must guarantee purchasing power to all its citizens.
3. The constitution should guarantee four fundamental rights – spiritual practice…,cultural legacy; education; and linguistic expression.
4. If the practice of any of these rights conflicts with cardinal human values then that practice should be immediately curtailed. That is, cardinal human values must take precedence over all other rights.

The world government or Ánanda Parivára engage themselves only in constructive activities and selfless service, instead of wasting their vital energy in the vortex of politics, or in political conflicts.

The sadvipras (moral, spiritual leaders) will select good persons to carry out the executive duties in the governmental and non-governmental spheres. They will also nominate top-ranking officials. The board will have power to dismiss them if they are found unfit for any responsibility.

Didi Annapurna