[gha] GHA-USA, CSSS, and paradigmatic psychoanalysis

  • From: "Dr. Robert Crane" <rcrane@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx" <dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx>, "gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 09:19:22 +0000


               The problem may be that Leo's guiding paradigm is "harmony 
produces justice", whereas Norm's is "justice produces harmony".  Of course, 
they should be mutually interdependent.

               In 1964 as a Principal in the Center for Strategic Studies 
(later misnamed the Center for Strategic and International Studies) I compiled 
a list of two dozen premises of thought for use in a book that I wanted to 
write on what I later termed "paradigm management".  Each of these premises was 
represented by a leading intellectual of the time.  In fact, one could write a 
history of the world in such terms, and I may even do so someday if I can find 
funding or save up enough money so that my wife will not be afraid of 
retirement.  My contribution to the CSSS was to come from my own salary, but my 
wife vetoed that.

The issue of harmony versus justice was basic to more than half of the premises 
in my projected book, as well as to the failure of these paradigm leaders to 
understand or cooperate with each other.  The most extreme cause of 
intellectuals talking past each other back then was the issue of GCD (General 
and Complete Disarmament), which triggered a whole slew of paradigmatic 
extremes based essentially on the value of military power.

Both sides ignored justice even as a factor.  Only the Communists talked about 
justice, but this was only as a tool to conquer the world, as I explained in a 
lead article in the American Journal of International Law in 1963, because in 
Bolshevik teachings, like in the novel 1984, as distinct from the Menscheviks, 
harmony must be imposed as the only means to justice.  The FBI and CIA at the 
time categorized persons as presenting various degrees of threat by the number 
of times that the word "justice" occurred in their writings and speeches.  
Fidel Castro led the list.  As perhaps the only person ever to have escaped 
twice from Stalin's Gulag, I can understand the paranoia of the time.  The 
threat was real.  And I can understand it today as a cause of the genocidal 
drive to impose harmony in Iraq and Afghanistan through terroristic 
counter-terrorism.  Fortunately, they haven't yet added "harmony" to their 
beastiary of incipient terrorism, because it might be embarrassing.

Even today President Obama deliberately avoids the use of the term "justice" as 
politically dangerous, as I have explained in my writings of the past four 
years.  One of my best and oldest friends, Radwan Masmoudi, who heads the 
influential Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, of which I was a 
financial co-founder back when I had my own think-tank, refused to add 
"justice" in his brochures and conferences because he said he would 
automatically lose all his U.S. government funding.

The meaning of justice as an expression of natural law and global ethics must 
therefore be spelled out, which is precisely what the CESJ has been doing the 
past thirty years, based largely on classical Christian thought, though it 
could be based equally on the classical thought of every world religion.  The 
CESJ's just third way beyond socialism and capitalism could have contributed 
importantly to Leo Semashko's life work in spelling out and promoting harmony.  
Leo recognized this fact, but I think also may have viewed at as a rival to his 
dominant paradigm.  Ideas are the ultimate power in the world and they can be 
important in "curing conflict".  Unfortunately, they can also be a root cause 
of conflict, either knowingly or unknowingly, because every form of "ultimates" 
can trigger emotions if questioned or challenged or sometimes even acknowledged.

Furthermore, my amateur experience in paradigm psychoanalysis suggests that the 
greatest conflicts occur among people who really agree on the essentials, as 
distinct from those who disagree as a matter of principle, such as 
"conservatives" and "liberals" or fundamentalists and atheists.  Perhaps this 
is why Muslim extremists condemn to hell anyone who does not do the ritual 
ablutions the right way, whereas they don't get upset about those 
post-modernists who deny the existence of a transcendent God.

And then there are the people like Bruce and Norm who somehow do not easily get 
upset about anything, but they perhaps may be dismissed as global freaks.

Harmony through justice,



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From: Dawn Brohawn [mailto:dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 1:03 AM
To: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Dr. Leo Semashko
Cc: Norman G. Kurland; Dr. Robert Crane; Michael Greaney; Bruce Cook
Subject: Re: [gha] CSSS Program, To Approve before June 4, 2013

Dr. Semashko:

There can be no lasting peace or true harmony without justice. Your undeserved 
public accusations and uncalled-for actions against Drs. Kurland and Crane do 
not bear any semblance to justice, truth or love.

I shudder to think of life under your brand of "harmony."

Please remove immediately my email address 
(dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx<mailto:dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx>) from your lists.

Thank you.
Dawn Brohawn


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On 6/2/13 1:10 PM, Leo Semashko wrote:
Dear GHA Members,

I happy to invite you to approve by your YES (support) or NOT (no support) up 
to June 4 inclusively the GHA new unprecedented project (26 pages), which is 
published here: 
 Your silence will be yes also, because the value of this project is evident.

The project is titled: "Comparative Sociological Statistical Study (CSSS). 
Dynamics of the Global Social Structure of Spheral Classes of Population: An 
Example of India, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan since 1950 by Decades. Development 
of Social Harmony, Economic Justice, Democracy and Spirituality."

The 18 participants-analysts from 10 countries discussed this project since May 
24 and approved it. Them list is to look at the site. New members are welcome 
to CSSS.

I express my heartfelt gratitude to all CSSS members for their support and 
participation in this unique global project. This is a group of CSSS analysts, 
which will be supplemented by statisticians. They will make professional 
statistical study, which will be the empirical basis for CSSS analytical 

What are the main facts and results of the CSSS Program discussion since May 24?

1. Project participants approved the CSSS following Board of Directors as its 
supreme body:
1.     Dr. Leo Semashko, Chair of CSSS Board of Directors, Manager, Editor in 
Chief and Treasurer of CSSS, Russia.
2.     Prof. Glen Martin, President, Institute of Global Problems (IGP), USA,
3.     Prof. Charles Mercieca, President, International Association of 
Educators for World Peace, USA
4.     Dr. Bruce Cook, GHA-USA President, Director of CSSS Publishing and 
Editorial teams.
5.     Prof. Subhash Chandra, Convener, Global Peace Foundation (GPF), India,
6.     Prof. Subhash Sharma, Director, Indus Business Academy (IBA), India,
7.     Dr. Surendra Pathak, Director Research, IASE University, India,
8.     Dr. Uraz Baimuratov, Director of Institute, Finance and Banking 
Management (FBM), Kazakhstan,

The CSSS Board of Directors will be supplemented by representatives of 
statistical organizations.
The CSSS Board of Directors on a democratic basis and openly resolves all 
operational issues of the CSSS management from its inception to completion, up 
to presentations of its book.

2. The CSSS funding strategy was changed, which is expressed now in its Program 
as follows:

Sources of the CSSS funding.
GHA does not have its own funds. Therefore, CSSS funding in the amount of 
$60,000 is possible only from external sources. The most likely of them can be 
international and national statistical and sociological 
associations/organizations because CSSS is an unprecedented scientific study of 
world significance, which lays the basis for a completely new scientific 
knowledge - global statistics and global sociology. These disciplines are 
essential for the constitution of a global social science, including economics, 
demography, political and juridical sciences, ecology, and so on. GHA therefore 
hopes that among these organizations, we will be able to find the CSSS sponsors 
interested in becoming a pioneer in the creation of global social science in 
the 21st century with GHA on the basis of, first of all, global statistics and 
sociology. GHA is ready to share with the sponsor on a parity basis the 
copyright on CSSS and use of all its results that promise great business 
prospects in the future and many times will pay all costs on CSSS (see below, 
paragraph 25).
The partner organization, funding CSSS, can implement its financing in 
different sizes for different variants of CSSS on the studied countries:
1. Four countries - India, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan - 60 thousand dollars.
2. Replacement of Kazakhstan by the any other fourth country - 70 thousand 
3. Three countries - India, USA, Russia - 50 thousand dollars.
4. Two countries - Russia and USA or India and USA - 40 thousand dollars.

3. The changes in Board of Directors and the CSSS financing are caused the 
unmotivated (without explanations) refusals from own assurances and promises of 
Dr. Norman Kurland, CESJ President and Dr. Robert Crane, Islamic Studies 
Foundation President (Qatar) from the promised with name of God funding for 
CSSS in $30.000. We all know how call people who refuse to keep their promises. 
This is another proof that there is no any harmony and justice, no any science 
and religion are impossible without elementary ethics, decency and honesty. GHA 
often faced with similar situations. We will survive and this event. CSSS will 
be done under any circumstances. It is the GHA purpose and meaning and my 
personal goal for the coming year.

4. The CSSS value can not be overestimated. It promises for GHA worldwide 
recognition and fundamental change of world relation to harmony. It promises to 
shift global consciousness from total ignorance in harmony to its scientific 
evidence and understanding. It is a difficult path full of many obstacles 
facing the GHA at every step. But so is with any world discovery, every 
historical shift in the consciousness of humanity, especially the one that 
opens up the way to an entirely new, unprecedented, global harmonious 
civilization and the second axial Age in human history. GHA serves this purpose 
for over 8 years, and it intends responsibly serve to this highest Mission and 
beyond, despite any obstacles. This movement is immortal. This belief is 
confirmed by the fact that almost every day in the GHA new people and 
organizations come to work together in a historic and unprecedented move of 
humanity to a harmonious civilization.

Thank you very much for your approval.

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);
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": 
World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony:
P/Web page: 
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
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