[gha] Re: Edit + For the GHA discussion of peace imagination in GPS

  • From: Bruce Cook <cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:16:17 -0500

Dear Leo,

Whatever. (I wonder why this editorial question went to so many people.)

Perhaps these distinguished people will take the time to study about our
organization. I hope so.



On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  Dear Bruce,
> Thank you very much for your thoughts, editing, and support of the Global
> Peace Science (GPS) project. But in this email (below), you have touched
> one of the most fundamental issues for the GHA, so it is worthy of
> attention and discussion of all the GHA members. Allow me to express my
> ideas on this subject.
> (1) If we reject the claims of any use (at least in a few words) of the
> "GHA Sources" (GHA sources - this is the GHA books and projects), we put
> ourselves in a humiliating position, neglecting our own experience of 8
> years and our achievements. If we ourselves will show such example of
> neglect in attitude to our achievements, others willingly follow it.
> (2) On the other hand, these people may say, GHA has no its own sources
> for this book and GPS, he wants to exploit the thinking of others to create
> it. It will be demeaning for GHA and erroneous. This is contrary to the
> facts. I think we should not give rise to such thoughts about GHA. Do you
> agree with that?
> (3) "GHA Sources" - this is our dignity in the peace imagination for a new
> century and the meaning of our work. Why should we abandon it and humiliate
> ourselves?
> (4) "GHA Sources" - this is our assistance to other partners: they can
> either agree or disagree with them, which will be, in any case, the
> progress of peace thinking. It is our great trump card that we offer to all
> potential participants and that does not limit their thinking and
> stimulates their peacemaking thinking. I think we need to keep this
> positive incentive for creative imagination to produce GPS.
> (5) "GHA Sources" - these are sources of creative imagination as a key
> cognitive mechanism that is responsible for the birth of new ideas in any
> thinking - scientific, religious, philosophical and artistic. This role of
> imagination brilliantly revealed by Immanuel Kant and in the multitude of
> subsequent literature from which for us especially important is the work of
> great American sociologist Charles Mills *Sociological Imagination* (1960
> about). GHA develops his ideas in the *GPS Peace Imagination*. *Who still
> talks about the peace imagination in the 21st century?* We have seen in
> the fact that world leaders from the G20 and the UN denied it. GHA Mission
> is to join them to this imagination that we can do this only through of
> "GHA Sources".
> (6) GHA makes a new step, after *the ABC of Harmony*, in the new peace
> thinking, providing global peace from harmony. Traditional thinking, as we
> can see from the history in the three thousand years, was unable to provide
> it until today. The task of global peace was not standing in front it.
> There was a problem of local peace between neighbors, and it was decided on
> the basis of fear of the military resources of the enemy. This gave rise to
> the militaristic peace formula: If you want peace - prepare for war. Now
> this way of thinking is inadequate to global society that requires to solve
> a fundamentally new problem of global peace. GHA believes that this problem
> can be solved in the way of global social harmony. GHA has created
> appropriate sources for the advancement of scientific knowledge in this way
> of thinking, from which we can not refuse.
> (7) "GHA Sources", I am convinced, can unite in harmony all diversity of
> peace ideas in the world. Otherwise, they will remain fragmented as it is
> now, and the effect of our book with them will be zero, it will turn into a
> vulgar and useless collection of disparate ideas as "the Deaf Choir." The
> intention of our GPS book is *to create a single architecture in harmony
> of scientific peace ideas* *for the 21st century, which is devoid of such
> global peace scientific architecture up today.* We can not sacrifice this
> architecture as the highest quality and dignity of our peace book with our
> peace science.
> (8). Everything is relative. If we, by analogy, will propose, for example,
> to Glenn Martin and Norman Kurland to invite to creation of the Sciences of
> the Earth Constitution and Economic Justice the new co-authors WITHOUT and
> BEYOND of their own sources, they rejected this proposal as nonsense, I'm
> sure of it. We can ask them about it.
> (9). The last one. I think we have nothing to worry about busy of our
> potential participants. Who wants to participate in the GPS creation and
> its book, he/she finds a little time. Unfortunately, I suspect, these will
> be a little bit, because a few will be able to new peacemaking thinking
> now. What is your and GHA members opinions about this? Thank you.
> I hope this discussion will help the GHA members to intensify efforts
> towards joining the GPS project new participants of those listed in the
> INVITATION to it (*www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585*).
> With love, best harmony wishes,
> Leo
> 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);
> Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
> Global Peace Science from Harmony:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=582;
> World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541;
> GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478;
> GHA Peace Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA;
> My Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
> Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
> Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn
> ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Bruce Cook, cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx
>   To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: 24 сентября 2013 г., 15:26:41
>   Subject: Edit +
> Dear Leo,
> Thanks for checking on this.
> It is a practical question, really.
> We want some Heads of State and other dignitaries to respond. I agree that
> this is possible, but participation will not be very high. Then if, in
> addition, we expect them to do research about "GHA Sources" I think we can
> count on no responses. These men and women may be willing to share their
> vision with the world through our publication, But they are just too busy
> to do research on GHA. In fact, it is presumptious for us to ask them to do
> this.
> How about this way...
> Old
> *What I imagine as the most effective pursuit of global peace science on
> the basis of GHA sources and my own vision in the 21st century?
> *New
> *What I imagine as the most effective pursuit of global peace science on
> the basis of my own vision in the 21st century?*
> Thanks,
> Yours in harmony,
> Bruce
> Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
> President, GHA-USA
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