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Global voting on the sovereignty of Tibet and on the Dalai Lama as a peacemaker



Shortly after 1985, the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) has researched and developed a process for global voting. Since then GCAC has conducted several global voting on issues. There are 161 nations that have so far been surveyed. Some results are shown here. More surveys will be completed in the coming months and published here. Global voting has been and will continue to be a strong mean of obtaining the global opinion on issues. This method is different than data obtained from government agencies of the 161 nations. Data from those agencies are important but global voting is also very important. Global voting probes directly into a population. It is actually direct democracy.

Our Global Citizens have conducted the vote in Tibet. They have asked the following questions to Tibetans and results were tabulated here.

 Global issue  yes    no  
  In exchange of the military help from the U.S.A. to invade Tibet, the Dalai Lama has promised to allow America to build a military base in Tibet, somewhat like in South Korea, or like in one of a link in a 737-strong chain of American military bases in 130 countries. This would allow America to continue destabilize China and invading the world for the plundering nations of their natural resources. The Dalai Lama at Dharamsala in India, and his supporters in the West and in Tibet see Soviet-like disintegration of China as their greatest hope, they are likely to jump at any sign of major economic or political instability in order to exacerbate and accelerate this instability. This whole scenario has serious impacts globally. Would you agree of allowing America establishing a military base in Tibet ?  1  99
  In January of 2007, the Chinese government issued a report outlining the discovery of a large mineral deposit under the Tibetan Plateau. The deposit has an estimated value of $128 billion and may double Chinese reserves of zinc, copper, and lead. China sees this as a way to alleviate the country's dependence on foreign mineral imports necessary for its growing economy. However, critics worry that mining these vast resources will harm Tibet's fragile ecosystem.

But the use of products from the local area is more environmentally friendly than importing products from a long distance. That is bceause the environmental footprint of transportation is much higher when importing from a long distance. The Chinese government must reach a balance between the protection of the ecosystem of Tibet and development. The Global Community has developed a way to guide a government decision: the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.

Would you agree that the Chinese government should go ahead with development in Tibet as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights ?
 95  5
  Since the signing of the Seventeen Point Agreement in 1951, Tibet has been officially regained by China. According to this Agreement between the Tibetan and Chinese central government, the Dalai Lama ruled Tibet, an area that was called a highly autonomous area of China. Before 1951, according to anthropologists, a vast majority of the people of Tibet were serfs often bound to land owned by monasteries and aristocrats, and most Tibetans were still serfs in 1951, and have proclaimed that the Tibetan government inhibited the development of Tibet during its self-rule from 1911 to 1959, and opposed modernization efforts by the Chinese government. From 1911 to 1959, Tibet became a local regime practicing a system of feudal serfdom under a theocracy, and ruled by a few upper class monks and nobles, the Tibetan Government did nothing to improve the Tibetans' material and political standard of life, and opposed any reforms proposed by the Chinese government. This is the reason for the tension that grew between some central government officials and the local Tibetan government in 1959. The lives of Tibetans have deteriorated during that period of time. In 1959, with the support of the Central Government, Tibet carried out the Democratic Reform to abolish the feudal serf system and liberate the million serfs and slaves, and implemented the ethnic regional autonomy system step by step. China was able to reform land tenure in Tibet to the benefit of all Tibetans. This marked the advent of a new era in the social and cultural development of Tibet, and ended the monopoly exercised over Tibetan culture by the few upper class feudal lamas and aristocrats, making it the common legacy for all the people of Tibet to inherit and carry on. The Central People's Government and the People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region have made great efforts in the past 40-plus years to promote the social and economic development of Tibet, to satisfy the Tibetan people's increasing needs for their cultural lives. At the same time, they have devoted large amounts of human, financial and material resources to protecting and carrying forward the fine aspects of traditional Tibetan culture, as well as initiating and developing modern science, culture and education by employing legal, economic and administrative means. As a result, considerable achievements attracting worldwide attention have been attained. All the people in Tibet, as masters of the new era, jointly carry on, develop and enjoy the traditional Tibetan culture, and jointly create modern civilized life and culture, bringing unprecedented prosperity and development to Tibetan culture.

Over the past four decades and more, Tibet has made much headway in carrying forward the fine aspects of its traditional culture, while maintaining Tibetan cultural traits. The main body of Tibetan culture, which was monopolized by a small handful of feudal serf-owners in the past, by monks and nobles who ruled Tibet during the period of 1911 to 1959, has been changed completely, and the entire Tibetan people have become the main body jointly carrying forward and developing Tibetan culture and sharing its fruits. Tibetan culture has undergone deep changes with social progress and development, decadent and backward things inherent in feudal serfdom have been abandoned, the religious beliefs of Tibetan religious followers enjoy full respect and protection, and the fine aspects of traditional Tibetan culture have been carefully preserved and carried forward. Improvement has been steadily made both in its contents and forms, adding some topical contents to reflect the new life of the people and the new needs of social development. A substantive shift has taken place in the development stance of Tibetan culture, from the self-enclosed, stagnating and shrinking situation to a new stance - the stance of opening-up and development oriented to modernization and the outside world. While developing and promoting its traditional culture, Tibet is also developing modern scientific and technological education and news dissemination at an unprecedented rate.

Although Tibetan culture is developing continuously, the Dalai Lama clique is clamoring all over the world that "Tibetan culture has become extinct," and, on this pretext, is whipping up anti-China opinions with the backing of international antagonist forces. From the 40-odd years of history following the Democratic Reform in Tibet it can be clearly perceived that what the Dalai Lama clique is aiming at nothing but hampering the real development of Tibetan culture.

First, as a social ideology, culture varies with the changes in the other parts of the social economic foundation and superstructure. The formation and development of modern Western culture are inseparable from the modern European bourgeois revolution, in which the dictatorial system of feudal serfdom and theocracy in the Middle Ages was eliminated, along with the religious reforms and great changes in the ideological and cultural fields caused by it.

The development of a culture has never been achieved in isolation, and it is bound to acquire new contents and forms ceaselessly with the progress of the times and development of the society, and nourish and enrich itself while adapting to and absorbing other cultures. The development of Tibetan culture in the last four decades and more has been achieved while Tibetan society is gradually putting an end to ignorance and backwardness, and heading for reform, opening-up and modernization, and while Tibetan culture and modern civilization, including modern Western civilization, are absorbing and blending with each other. The people's mode of thinking and concepts are bound to change with the changes of the modes of production and life in Tibet. During this process, some new aspects of culture which are not contained in the traditional Tibetan culture but are essential in modern civilization have been developed, such as modern scientific and technological education and news dissemination. The fine cultural traditions with Tibetan features are being carried forward and promoted in the new age, and the decayed and backward things in the traditional culture that are not adapted to social development and people's life are being gradually sifted out. It is a natural phenomenon in conformity with the law of cultural development, and a manifestation of the unceasing prosperity and development of Tibetan culture in the new situation. To prattle about the "extinction of Tibetan culture" due to its acquisition of the new contents of the new age and to its progress and development is in essence to demand that modern Tibetan people keep the life styles and cultural values of old Tibet's feudal serfdom wholly intact. This is completely ridiculous, for it goes against the tide of progress of the times and the fundamental interests of the Tibetan people.

At present, as mankind has marched into the new millennium, economic globalization and informationization in social life are developing rapidly, increasingly changing people's material and cultural lives. With the deepening development of China's reform and opening-up and the modernization drive, especially the practice of the strategy of large-scale development of the western region, Tibet is striding toward modernization and going global with a completely new shape, and new and still greater development will certainly be achieved in Tibetan culture in this process.

Would you agree that the above describes a true and thourough evaluation of Tibetan history ?
 91  9
  Although many of the Han and Tibetan officials in Tibet disagreed with the Central government new policy in the period immediately after 1980, China implemented various aspects of Hu's general program. Individual religious practices reappeared on a massive scale throughout Tibet, monasteries reopened (with certain restrictions) and new child monks poured in to these monasteries to resurrect the old tradition. Signs in Tibetan were mandated on shops and offices, offices serving the public were instructed to use Tibetan language in their dealings with citizens, the number of Tibetan officials was increased, plans were made to improve education in Tibetan language and a number of Chinese cadre left. And not only were exile Tibetans welcomed to return for visits, but Tibetans could travel abroad to visit their relatives.

Would you agree that the Central government new policy benefited greatly Tibetans ?
 88  11
  Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama launched a new political offensive what we can think of as their "international campaign." It sought, on the one hand, to secure new Western political and economic leverage to force Beijing to offer the concessions they wanted, and on the other hand, to give Tibetans in Tibet hope that the Dalai Lama was on the verge of securing U.S. and Western assistance to settle the Tibet Question. The U.S. government was central to this new campaign. The Dalai Lama's new campaign, therefore, sought to regain active U.S. support by working through the soft-underbelly of U.S. foreign policy Congress. The key innovation in this strategy was having the Dalai Lama for the first time carry the political message to the U.S. and Europe, particularly at governmental forums. Prior to this he had traveled and spoken only as a religious leader. With the help of Western supporters/donors and sympathetic U.S. congressmen/ congressional aides, a campaign was launched in the U.S. to gain support for the Dalai Lama's cause, in essence, to re-direct the significance of the Tibet Question from the arena of geo-political national interests to the sphere of core U.S. values to the U.S. ideological commitment to freedom and human rights. The goal was to create momentum for the U.S. supporting Tibet because it was the just and right thing to do as freedom-loving Americans.

This new Dali Lama strategy was somewhat ironic.

During the 1911-1959 period, Tibet became a local regime practicing a system of feudal serfdom under a theocracy, and ruled by a few upper-class monks and nobles. This ensured that Tibetan Buddhist culture gained the dominant position in Tibetan culture for a long period of time, until the Democratic Reform was carried out in 1959. Throughout this period, a handful of upper-class lamas and aristocrats monopolized the means of production, culture and education. Dalai Lama and his regents were the predominant political power administering religious and administrative authority over large parts of Tibet from the traditional capital Lhasa. Cultural and artistic pursuits were regarded as their exclusive amusements, while the serfs and slaves, who constituted 96 percent of the Tibetan population, lived in extreme poverty and were not guaranteed even the basic right of subsistence and freedom, let alone the right to enjoy culture and education. The long reign of feudal serfdom under theocracy not only severely fettered the growth of the productive forces in Tibet, but also resulted in a hermetically sealed and moribund traditional Tibetan culture, including cultural relics, historic sites and sites for Buddhist worship. As for modern science, technology, culture and education, they did not get any chance to develop at all.

When China regained control of Tibet, the Central People's Government gave freedom and human rights to Tibetans. There is a similar example of the kind of situation we see in the Dalai Lama and Tibet: the French Revolution. The French Revolution (17891799) was period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on Enlightenment principles of nationalism, citizenship, and inalienable rights.

And now the Dalai Lama was asking for military help from "democracies in the West" so he could regain power in Tibet and re-establish a theocracy that previously enslaved people. Not a democracy! No human rights! Just enslaved people!

What is even more ironic is that America fought against slavery in America for a long time.

Would you agree that the Dalai Lama and his followers are lying to the world ?
 79  21
  China continued to implement its internal policy, and by late 1985, early 1986, initiated a second wave of reforms which fulfilled the special autonomous status implied by Hu Yaobang's statements wherein most officials would be ethnic Tibetans and the language of government would be Tibetan. And a new head of the Party in Tibet, Wu Jinghua, was appointed who was himself a minority (from the Yi nationality). He immediately began overt shows of respect for Tibetan culture, wearing Tibetan dress on holidays, and creating an atmosphere of support for development of Tibetan language and culture. Consequently, there was a feeling of possibility in the air in Lhasa. Great strides have been made to allow Tibetan culture to flourish. Tibetans in exile were visiting Tibet in increasing numbers despite having to get visas as "overseas Chinese," and most Tibetans in Tibet who went abroad to visit relatives returned.

Would you agree that China improved Tibetan economic needs, and respected Tibetan language and culture ?
 90  10
  Another current was gaining momentum in China as Hu Yaobang's liberalness was coming under attack with regard to China itself as well as to Tibet, where senior, more leftist, Tibetan and Chinese cadre felt the policy of making greater concessions to ethnic sensitivity was flawed and dangerous. These senior officials tried to obstruct Wu Jinghua's program in Tibet and criticized his actions in Beijing through personal lines of communication. But the party's policy in Tibet continued unchanged even after Hu Yaobang was forced to resign in January 1987.

Material life improved tremendously in both Lhasa and in the countryside where communes had been disbanded. At the same time, China's economic power and international prestige were increasing.

The Dalai Lama launched a new strategic initiative whose aim was to secure increased political support from the U.S. and Europe in order to exert new and effective leverage on China. A key element in this new strategy was that the Dalai Lama for the first time would make political speeches in the West. In September 1987, he initiated this strategy in Washington, D.C. with a major speech before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. The following June, he made a another important address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Several days after the Dalai Lama's speech in Washington, a small group of monks in Lhasa demonstrated in support of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan independence. They were arrested without incident, but a few days later when more monks demonstrated to demand the release of the first monks, a full-scale riot erupted. During the succeeding two years, three other riots occurred in Lhasa, the last one compelling Beijing to declare martial law in Tibet for one year.

Beijing accelerated a program of rapid economic development that increased Tibet's integration with the rest of China and, over time, it is hoped to help more "modern Tibetans" who will be less influenced by religion and lamas. The economic strategy, however, pulled in large numbers of Chinese entrepreneurs/laborers to Tibet to work, increasing the size of the non-Tibetan population in Tibet.

As a way of comparison, a similar situation has been going on in the State of California, U.S.A., where a large portion of the work force comes from Mexico. Of course that has created social problems. But Mexicans in California have human rights just the same as anyone else.

But in China, Tibet, we have a situation of people from a different cultural background helping in the development of Tibet.

Would you agree that Chinese entrepreneurs/laborers have human rights and should be allowed to become Tibetans if they wish to do so ?
 86  14
  During the 1911-1959 period, Tibet became a local regime practicing a system of feudal serfdom under a theocracy, and ruled by a few upper-class monks and nobles. This ensured that Tibetan Buddhist culture gained the dominant position in Tibetan culture for a long period of time, until the Democratic Reform was carried out in 1959. Throughout this 1911 - 1959 period, a handful of upper-class lamas and aristocrats monopolized the means of production, culture and education. Dalai Lama and his regents were the predominant political power administering religious and administrative authority over large parts of Tibet from the traditional capital Lhasa. Cultural and artistic pursuits were regarded as their exclusive amusements, while the serfs and slaves, who constituted 96 percent of the Tibetan population, lived in extreme poverty and were not guaranteed even the basic right of subsistence and freedom, let alone the right to enjoy culture and education. The long reign of feudal serfdom under theocracy not only severely fettered the growth of the productive forces in Tibet, but also resulted in a hermetically sealed and moribund traditional Tibetan culture, including cultural relics, historic sites and sites for Buddhist worship. As for modern science, technology, culture and education, they did not get any chance to develop at all.

When China regained control of Tibet, the Central People's Government gave freedom and human rights to Tibetans. There is a similar example of the kind of situation we see in the Dalai Lama and Tibet: the French Revolution.

The French Revolution (17891799) was period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on Enlightenment principles of nationalism, citizenship, and inalienable rights.

Would you agree that China regaining control of Tibet in 1951 was most welcome and beneficial to Tibetans ?
 86  14
  The Dalai Lama hopes that the flow of history will provide him the victory he desires but cannot attain on his own. Ideally, he hopes that China will soon disintegrate like the Qing Dynasty did in 1911 (and the U.S.S.R. more recently), and that this will afford him the opportunity to regain control over Tibet. Thus, while waiting for history to solve his dilemma in a satisfactory manner, he is trying to induce Western nations to renounce their acceptance of Chinese sovereignty over Tibet and to pressure China to make concessions. Such a campaign of violence and terrorism would seek to disrupt and prevent China from improving the lives of Tibetans and modernizing Tibet.

The Dalai Lama and his followers are capable and willing to create serious violence and terrorism to make Tibet a local regime practicing a system of feudal serfdom under a theocracy, and ruled by a few upper class monks and nobles, a regressing society. With the coming of the Summer Olympics, China hosting its first Olympics, the Dalai Lama and his followers are planning to launch a new tactic of large scale violence and terrorism that could impact on the internal stability of China itself. It might, for example, precipitate a chain of events that would destabilize China at this very important juncture in its history. Moreover, given that the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala in India, and his supporters in the West and in Tibet see Soviet-like disintegration in China as their greatest hope, they are likely to jump at any sign of major economic or political instability in order to exacerbate and accelerate this instability. This whole scenario has serious impacts globally.

Would you agree to protest against the Dalai Lama and his followers and tell the true to the world ?
 85  15
  On September 27, 1987, less than a week after the Dalai Lama's first speech in Washington, nationalistic monks from Drepung monastery in Lhasa staged a political demonstration in support of Tibetan independence and the Dalai Lama's initiative. They began by walking around the Inner Circle Road (bagor) that is both a main circumambulation route (going around the holy Lhasa Cathedral) and the main Tibetan market area, but, when nothing happened after several circuits, marched down a main road to the offices of the Tibetan Government. There they were arrested.

Four days later, on the morning of October 1st, another group of 20-30 monks demonstrated in Lhasa to show their support for the Dalai Lama and the previous monk demonstrators, and to demand the latter's release from jail. Police arrested them and later, this escalated into a full-scale riot. In the end, the police station and a number of vehicles and shops were burnt down, and 6 Tibetans were killed, including ethnic Tibetans.

The post-riot months in Lhasa saw more demonstrations by monks and nuns, and a steady stream of anti-government posters. Nevertheless, the police were able to arrest them quickly without provoking a riot. A cat and mouse game developed with the nationalistic monks launching demonstrations and the government trying to arrest the demonstrators in a manner that would prevent another riot, for it was clearly the riot that caught world attention, not simply the small demonstrations.

Would you agree that the Dalai Lama and his followers are terrorists and something should be done to stop them ?
 83  17
  Do you consider the Dalai Lama as the leader of Tibet and that he should be reinstated as such?  1  99
  The cornerstone of the central government's new policy was (and is) economic growth and modernization i.e., accelerating economic development in Tibet by Beijing providing large subsidies for development projects aimed at building infrastructure and productive capacity. This strategy seeks to modernize Tibet's economy and people, increasing their standard of living, and reducing their isolation by inextricably linking Tibet's economy with the rest of China.

The new strategy is premised on the view that the key to winning over Tibetans is to improve their standard of living and modernize their society, and that to do this effectively, Tibet had to be rapidly developed. Beijing's current plan includes 10% economic growth per annum and a doubling of average income by the year 2000. Beijing, therefore, is now trying to solidify its position in Tibet by investing substantial funds into development rather than by making more and more concessions to ethnic sensibilities. Just this year, for example, Beijing committed 2.38 billion yuan [about 270 million dollars] for a new program of 62 construction projects. And China also just announced that it is again considering building a railroad to Tibet at the anticipated cost of 20 billion yuan (2.36 billion USD).

In some ways, the new strategy is doing what Beijing hoped. Tibetans have clearly benefited economically, and others are now turning their attention from politics to capitalizing on new economic opportunities.

A component of the "economic integration" approach is the freedom of non-Tibetans (Han Chinese and Hui Muslims) to do business in Tibet. Tens of thousands of Han and Hui have been drawn to Tibet to participate in construction projects and to open businesses, and these numbers are continuing to increase as Beijing escalates its economic funds and subsidies there. These non-Tibetans are part of the phenomenon called "floating population" in China that is to say, individuals who are permanent residents in one area (usually a village) but who live and work temporarily in another, usually a city. They do not have "citizen" rights in the place where they work so are not "colonists" in the usual sense, but nonetheless live there for all or part of any given year. A similar situation has been going on in the State of California, U.S.A., where a large portion of the work force comes from Mexico. Of course that has created social problems. But Mexicans in California have human rights just the same as anyone else. In China, Tibet, we have a situation of people from a different cultural background helping in the development of Tibet.

Beijing is also upgrading the education system ( which was non-existent during the during the 1911-1959 period when Tibet became a local regime practicing a system of feudal serfdom under a theocracy, and ruled by a few upper class monks and nobles ) to create a "modern," better educated Tibetan elite. For example, in addition to the standard school system in Tibet, a program of building special Tibetan lower-middle schools in other parts of China began in 1985 and was expanded substantially after 1987. Today there are roughly 10,000 Tibetan youths attending such schools throughout the rest of China, and more also attend upper middle schools and vocational schools. In 1994, another wave of educational and party reform was begun within Tibet that seeks both to reduce illiteracy and to control more closely the content of education so that Tibetan students will not be exposed to subtle nationalist, separatist ideology.

Would you agree that the efforts of China in helping Tibetans are successful ?
 95  5
  Protests against the Chinese powerholders -- initiated by Buddhist monks -- had been growing since March 10, 2008, the anniversary of the failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Beijing rule. Buddhist monks in Tibet begun a hunger strike. This has led to violent protests in Lhasa as well, with up to 1,000 people participating. Government buildings and fire trucks have also been destroyed, and one source says that some of the power lines had been cut. Han Chinese shops and vehicles have been looted and burned, and Hans Chinese people in the city were being attacked as well. A Han Chinese girl remains in the hospital after being beaten. March 14, 2008 as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out Lhasa. The violent protests in Lhasa against Chinese rule left at as many as 10 people dead.

On March 18, 2008, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao blamed supporters of the Dalai Lama for recent violence in Tibet, and said Chinese forces exercised restraint in confronting unrest there. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on March 21, 2008 criticized China for its crackdown on anti-government protesters in Tibet and called on "freedom-loving people" worldwide to denounce China. The Communist Party newspapers on March 23, 2008 accused the Dalai Lama of orchestrating the riots in Tibet to try to mar the 2008 Summer Olympics in August 2008 and overthrow the area's communist leaders. The government disseminated footage of Tibetan protesters attacking Chinese and accusations of biased reporting by Western media via TV, the Internet, e-mail and YouTube, which is blocked in China. A man, thought to be a pro-Tibet protester interrupted the speech of the China organising committee chief during the Olympic torch lighting ceremony in Greece March 24, 2008.

Would you agree the USA media is bias, not telling the true, and Congress is helping in this process of lies just like President Bush has been doing, lying to the American people, before after the invasion of Iraq ?
 98  2
  The cost of peace has too often been the cost of continued injustice and conditions of economic servitude. Only Global Parliament has adequate legislation to overcome this problem. Would you allow Global Parliament to apply appropriate sanctions to a business, nation, or any organization responsible for causing injustice?  95  5
  The invasion of Afghanistan by the White House and other NATO nations has been flawed from the start. The Afghan freedom fighters are the same people who help the USA fight the Russians during the Cold War. They did not want invaders, Russians, Americans, or any other invaders, to be in their country. They took their message to America on 9/11. Should Canada be getting out of Afghanistan as it is wrong and illegal to be part of an invasion?  78  22
  Should organizations such as the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Health Organization (WHO), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA), European Union (EU) be required to operate as per the 'fundamental criteria' of the Global Community? The 'fundamental criteria' stipulates that a relationship is created for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.  68  32
  The Global Community stipulates that land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. So, by definition, land here, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, the air, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Would you agree with this definition?  80  20
  The invasion of Iraq by the White House is now being seen as the biggest mistake ever done by a nation on an other nation. It is a crime against humanity and all life on Earth, and a crime yet to be prosecuted. Would you agree that those guilty of this crime be held responsible and made accountable?  97  3
  American have brought disgrace to humanity by their selfish, immoral, unethical, incoherent, inconsistent, dishonnest, erratic, and mostly aimed at making money behavior in the Middle East and towards Afghanistan. You would think we would be 'civilized' by now. Military intervention in the affairs of other nations is wrong. There are other ways, there are peaceful ways, ways that are not based on profit-making and the gain of power for itself. The invasion of nations such as those of the Middle East and Afghanistan are crimes against humanity and will be prosecuted. War is the greatest violation of human and Earth rights that one people can inflict on another. Would you agree?  86  14
  Should President Bush be impeached?  99  1
 Some people say it was a Magnitude 5.9 quake that hits off Indonesia. But is there any proof of that? In the confusion of all, everyone believed what the media was saying. The media was being told information from governments but no one actually can prove it was an earquake that created the tsunami. No one truly knows for sure. There is now another theory. A submarine was testing the use of nuclear war heads by exploding them over the ocean bottom. Actually, it was not the first time that some nations have exploded nuclear war heads in the oceans. Our oceans have been hit several times. Exploding war heads in our oceans is at least as bad as a major oil spill. It is showing barbarism. It is killing the global communities of life in the oceans and destroying the delicate balance of our oceans physical, biological and chemical characteristics that can accelerate the climate change drastically when disturbed. It is showing ignorance and stupidity.
In 2004, the war heads were more destructive and were over the bottom of the ocean, and that scenario created a tsunami wave. Just a test, said the captain of the submarine that did it.
Of course I have no proof of that. But then the only way you could prove it was truly an earthquake is by conducting an independent forensic investigation of the ocean bottom. So all we can say is that it is more likely that it was a powerful nuclear explosion that created the tsunami. That is the goal of the military, to test its armament and they did. But they were not going to admit it to the world. Gees! Not a good thing to admit that you just killed thousands of people and destroyed communities from several nations of the world. In today's planetary state of emergency, Global Law must be applied. All nations capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth must pay for the independent investigation. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. Would you agree that there is now a planetary state of emergency and that a nation or an organization is guilty until found not guilty and that we should protect our oceans and all other global life-support systems by stopping those responsible and make them accountable?
 92  8
 The United States is the only nation that would profit from the melting of the North Pole and is capable of such an extreme action against humanity and all life on Earth by exploding nuclear bombs to melt glaciers and North Pole cap. The Earth Court of Justice will see that Justice is done. In view of the planetary state of emergency, the Global Community says: for the protection of all life on Earth, a preventive principle is our only alternative. You are guilty until you can prove otherwise. Global Law must be applied. The United States must pay for the independent investigation. Would you agree?  91  9
 NATO and the White House claimed that they do what they are doing to give security to its population and to the world. In the past, security was thought as better accomplished through military means. Expanding the military capabilities and forming alliances with other nations were the only way to 'win'. That is how NATO came into existence. Today wars are unlikely to produce winners. The Global Community is all over the planet. Ethnic groups are everywhere. Some say there are more Italians in Montreal, Canada that there are in Italy. So we would fight our own people? Wars truly make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is no other right possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs. Wars are the biggest threat to life and the ecosystem of the planet. Primordial human rights come next on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Without a shelter life will still exist in some places but is hardly possible in cold place. So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry, the worst of all polluters, from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community emphasizes as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Global security can only be achieved if it can be shared by all peoples and through global co-operation, based on principles as explained in the Global Constitution such as justice, human dignity, and equity for all and for the good of all. Would you agree that the military option and the war industry should be shelved foerever from humanity and never to be used again to solve a global problem?  79  21
  Prosecuting criminals on the basis of universal jurisdiction regardless of a territorial or nationality nexus requires a solid commitment of political will from national governments and the Global Community. The Earth Court of Justice will hear cases involving crimes related to the global ministries. The Court will have a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by national governments, local communities, and in some special cases by corporations, non-government-organizations and citizens, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized organs and agencies. The Court will make judgments in accordance with the principles and values of the Global Constitution. Would you agree to let the Earth Court of Justice prosecute criminals?  89  11
  In view of the fact that the United Nations and many of its related organizations have failed humanity and all life on Earth on many levels:

1. the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be replaced by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights;
2. corruption, mismanagement at the highest levels, and bad global governance;
3. promotion of the military option, war;
4. allowing the genocides of several peoples;
5. the business of deceiving, making believe, controlling without a democratic mandate from the Global Community;
6. the U.N. is operating using precepts dating back 2000 years and developed by the Roman Empire; those precepts best suit the invasion of nations and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the Earth environment;
7. the absence of proper governance and global justice at the U.N.;
8. the use of trickery to deceive the world and subdue nations; and
9. powerful lobbying groups forcing decision making at the UN.

and that the permanent members of the United Nations are showing a destructive leadership to the Global Community, it has become clear that the United Nations should be replaced by Earth Government. Earth Government's action on the international scene shall be guided by, and designed to advance in the wider world, the principles which have inspired its own creation, development and enlargement: democracy, the rule of law, the universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity, equality and solidarity, and for international law in accordance with the principles of the Global Constitution. Earth Government shall seek to develop relations and build partnerships with third countries, and international, regional or global organisations, which share these values. It shall promote multilateral solutions to common problems, in particular in the framework of Global Parliament.

Would you agree to replace the United Nations by Earth Government?
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Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community

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