[gha] Re: Edit + 9th Anniversary + Gandhi

  • From: Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx> (Peace from Harmony)
  • To: Bruce Cook <cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:26:43 +0400

Dear Bruce,

Many thanks for your editing and suggestions. 

As for your comment below, it has the public meaning and importance, so I 
answer it publicly. 

But I do not understand your fears about the "grave personal consequences for 
members and their families", as if we live in totalitarian dictatorships, which 
abolished the freedom of peaceful demonstrations and protests. Or in the United 
States no longer exists freedom and democracy? This is the first. 

Second, you are distorting the text. It says nothing about “all GHA members” 
and "stop paying personal taxes". This text refers to the adult population of 
all countries and to protest against war taxes only. Do you feel the difference 
here? Why the adult population cannot protest against war taxes to force their 
governments to think about peace, to create and develop peace projects and to 
finance their development as development of peace science and peace education? 
These protests will be a powerful non-violent tool for population to compel 
their governments to move towards global peace and take practical steps on it, 
instead of a full inaction and complete militarization as it is now. 

Third. Do you respect Gandhi as the initiator of similar protests in the form 
of non-violent civil disobedience? In any democratic country such non-violent 
protests and demonstrations within the law are possibility now. For this we 
need only new Gandhis and new Martin Luther Kings, i.e. bold, courageous and 
thinking people, capable lifting millions of people and lead them against war 
taxes and to global peace from harmony. The fear here is only for these people 
who are being killed like Gandhi or King, etc. But fear is not for GHA members. 
Unfortunately, among us, we do not see people of the Gandhi level. The GHA task 
is to find these people, to inspire them, to arm them with global peace 
science, to support them and protect them as much as possible. The struggle for 
global peace requires courage and responsibility rather than fear. Fear not 
allows to reach peace ever. Do you agree with this opinion? Thank you,

With love, best harmony wishes,


----- Original Message -----
  From: Bruce Cook, cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx
  To: leo44442006@xxxxxxxxx
  Sent: 18 февраля 2014 г., 1:46:44
  Subject: Edit + 9th Anniversary

Dear Leo,

Here is the edit. I strongly suggest any suggestion that all GHA members stop 
paying personal taxes, etc. The wording under question is: "Organization of 
mass civil disobedience to..."  While this sounds admirable, it would result in 
grave personal consequences for members and their families. I don't believe 
that was the idea underlying GACD. Thus, in the edit I have substituted more 
practical wording for your idea.


Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
President, GHA-USA
Vice-President, GHA
International Vice President for Publicity, International Association of 
Educators for World Peace
President, World Writers Resources, Inc.
Author, *Harmony of Nations: 1943 – 2020*, Just Fiction Editions, 2012
1407 Getzelman Drive
Elgin, IL 60123 USA

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Leo Semashko <leo44442006@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Bruce,

Please, could you edit asap my text in the attachment with red underlining? 
Thank you. 

With love, best harmony wishes,


Dr Leo Semashko:
State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005;
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
Global Peace Science from Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585 
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