Dawn, 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, Bob I [cid:image003.jpg@01CE62B0.10CDC510]<http://www.qfis.edu.qa/>Dr. Robert Crane Full Professor - Center of the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies Hamad Bin Khalifa University Tel: +974 445 42822 Fax: +974 445 46620 Mobile: +97466766013 P.O Box: 34110 Doha, Qatar Email: rcrane@xxxxxxxxxxx Website: www.qfis.edu.qa<http://www.qfis.edu.qa/> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail Notice: This message may contain privileged and confidential information intended only for use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this message is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify QFIS immediately or send email to qfisinfo@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:qfisinfo@xxxxxxxxxxx>. 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 -- Dawn Brohawn Director of Communications Center for Economic and Social Justice P.O. Box 40711, Washington, DC 20016 (Tel) 703-243-5155, (Fax) 703-243-5935 (Direct E-mail) dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx<mailto:dbrohawn@xxxxxxxx> (Web) www.cesj.org<http://www.cesj.org> 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: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=579<http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=579>. 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 articles. 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 dollars. 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. 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