The Moral Collapse of U.S. And …..

The Moral Collapse of U.S. and Global Society- and the Necessary Conditions for Rebirth

By Dr. Glen T. Martin

Many philosophers of law have affirmed the idea that the central function of law is to provide the conditions within which individuals can flourish in the sense of pursuing the aims and goods that each understands as constituting a good human life.  They have concluded that the social framework of the law must be designed to make this possible.  Yet the two global institutions that have come to dominate our planet — global capitalism and the system of sovereign nation-states — have functioned to progressively destroy everywhere the social conditions within which human beings can aspire to lead good human lives. The fragmentation of so-called “sovereign nation-states” — of a multiplicity of weak nations dominated by a few powerful nations — has allowed global banking and capital to colonize the world-system to the point where the democratic social contract within most nations is hopelessly broken. [1] Continue reading “The Moral Collapse of U.S. And …..”

Rene Wadlow USA

Bridges Between the Local and the Universal


    On bridges are stated the limits in tons
of the loads they can bear.
But I’ve never yet found one that can bear more
than we do,
although we are not made of roman freestone,
nor of steel, nor of concrete.

It’s the twentieth century we bear
across the chasms of the universe,
each one of us
a small, narrow bridge
on which the heaviest weight is yet to fall:
the future evolving from this era
in which the greatest evil flourishes:
the lie of power and the power of the lie
in the quagmire of meanness
in the high Alps of arrogance,            Drawing: Cecile Wadlow
in the ocean of blind folly.

And the computer calculates perfectly
In the shadow of the nuclear reactor

Ondra Lysohorsky (1905 – 1989)

Ondra Lysohorsky is far more profoundly the poet of all mankind and a practical, maturing, struggling and suffering humanity because he had bound himself to that region where he was born.  He had chosen to create in the dialect of his native province of Lachia in what was later Czechoslovakia. Just as Frederic Mistral did for Provencal, Lysohorsky has raised up Lachian to the flexibility of a literary language. Lachian is a tongue understood without translation by about one million people, some Poles, Slovaks and Czechs.  Lysohorsky was influenced by the example of Mistral and his work for the revival of the culture of the south of France through poetry and art.

He was born Erwin Goy in 1905, ninth child of a coal miner, at Frydek, near Ostrawa, the capital of the Lach area. The poet grew up with poverty and commercial exploitation following the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.  He started working in the coal mines at seven.  Somewhat later, he contracted polio and so could no longer work in the mines.  His intelligence was noted by local schoolteachers, and he was granted a scholarship, first to the German Lycee at Frydek and later to the German University at Prague where he took his doctorate in Philosophy and European Languages.  He spent some time at the Sorbonne University in Paris for he was both rooted in his local culture and open to the wider currents of European literature.  He was an admirer of Romain Rolland and Rolland’s efforts at building bridges between cultures, between France and Germany, between Europe and India.
Lysohorsky began writing poetry in 1922, binding himself closely to his native region, its people and its soil, yet always seeking the moral and spiritual dimensions which make for the fuller life. Thus his advice to himself on the deeper aspects of poetry:

To a Poet
Poetry is termed
Growing, creative, resistance.

If you grow only in height and breadth
Not in the deeps too,
The first storm uproots you.

Upon the invisible work
Under the earth
All springs.            (translated by Hugh McKinley)

He took the literary name of “Ondra Lysohorsky” from the regional mountain Lyso Hora. He was a founder-member of the anti-Fascist group Blok and worked against Nazi currents among German speakers in Czechoslovakia. At the start of the Second World War, he left for Poland and was there when the Germans attacked.  He was able to go to the Soviet Union, first to Moscow and later Tashkent in Central Asia.  While in Moscow and Tashkent he made friends with writers and poets and grew aware of the many styles of poetry circulating in the Soviet Union, not all of which could be published.  His Songs of the Sun and the Earth was published in Moscow in 1945, translated by Boris Pasternak and other leading poet-translators.
Lysohorsky was always concerned with the link between time and eternity.  Here is his meditation upon the Danube Room for All translated by the poet who shared many of his themes, W.H. Auden:

From my source the gathering waters have been flowing since time began

Hundreds of wars have I seen, and millions of warriors,
Led, clad, weaponed differently in every century,
But always spilling the same blood.

What do the hills around me
And the sky above me still harbour?
I hear the people on both my banks.
They build no bridges for reconciliation.

But I must flow,
But I must hear;
But I must see,
From the source to the ocean
For in me there is room for all.
He was the poet building a bridge between local and the universal. As he wrote “True love is maturity, and maturity is equilibrium, measure, order.” After the Second World War, he taught in Czechoslovakia but had difficulties with the government authorities because he insisted in writing in Lach rather than Czech.  Thus his poems were widely known in other countries having been translated by respected poets: Boris Pasternak in Russian, W.H. Auden and Hugh McKinley in English and Pierre Garnier in French.  Garnier also wrote in Picard, a dialect of northern France.  Garnier saw in Lysohorshy a kindred soul in developing a literary form of a minority language.

For Lysohorsky poetry was a bridge to understanding among cultures. As he said in a talk on world brotherhood and peace through poetry “ Poetry has an intellectual and spiritual task which includes and concerns the whole world, and the whole of humanity, all its inner life and outward actions.  Poetry is concerned with the Whole, with all life, with all countries, peoples and ages, with all our human brothers and sisters of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and we hope of the day-after-tomorrow too! Poetry is the path of reconciliation, of neighbourly love.  The whole of mankind needs it.”

Rene Wadlow
Rene Wadlow

Wars Tinted with Corruption

Philosophy of Violence in Operation

Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. Charles Mercieca
International Association of Educators for World Peace
Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education,
Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament
Professor Emeritus, Alabama A&M University


A careful study of recorded history reveals that humans in general have often tended to resolve their differences through violent wars. They have never learned that in a war everyone is a loser and no one a winner. However, the worst part of this story lies in the fact that tens of thousands of innocent people, amounting to millions, are massacred brutally. Those who are responsible for such a massacre refer to those unjustly killed merely as collateral damage! Continue reading “Wars Tinted with Corruption”

Guy crequie


(Preferred priority Contribution sent to Congress CUPHI III-Los Angeles -6 to 12 July 2014 and for its preparation)


Copyright Guy CREQUIE
French writer social observer
Author in 2013 of “Chronicles of the world and global issues” (2) Editions Edilivre – Paris
(1) Frédéric Lenoir: Healing the World “Fayard-January 2013.

I note in an age that has seen other systems of thought and political experience: that the Soviet Union and its allies (the Berlin Wall), the movement of said non-aligned countries, which even in 70 appeared as immutable data political representation.

Currently, capitalism presented elegantly liberalism or free market is as infinite, limitless, a kind of end of the story. Already, on a philosophical level, I do not think, I do not believe that a world without limits based “on the power of money and the commodification of everything deserves our support and enthusiasm. Continue reading “Guy crequie”

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe : A Reflection of When Things Fall Apart

–         Rene Wadlow, e-mail :

The death in a Boston hospital of Chinua Achebe, on 21 March 2013, the Nigerian novelist about whom it was said that his writings were “concerned with universal human communication across racial and cultural boundaries as a means of fostering respect for all people” came just at the start of the UN-sponsored 2013-2022 International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Continue reading “Chinua Achebe”

American Culture

American Culture of Death in Perspective

Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.
International Association of Educators for World Peace
Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education,
Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament
Professor Emeritus, Alabama A&M University
Hon President & Professor, SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich Continue reading “American Culture”

Anarchistic Attacks

(Which characteristics to be raised, which challenges for our becoming common?)

French writer and social observer

It is at the 19th century, under the influence of the modes of opinion and the beginning of advent of the media, that the attacks in particular against people developed, in particular against sovereigns. Thus, Napoleon i (when he was First Consul), Louis Philippe and Napoleon III, other sovereigns in Europe knew attacks. Continue reading “Anarchistic Attacks”

Perspective o n The ABC of Harmony

Perspective o­nb The ABC of Harmony
By Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy

The ABC of Harmony perhaps is the first of its kind to focus o­n the basic elements of social harmony by way of exploring the philosophical and holistic scientific knowledge. The impact would be definitely universal in nature and is bound to enlighten the humanity in the 21st century; which is slowly crippling with the pus-filled wounds of frequent wars, hatred, enmity, dynastic and dictatorship components. Continue reading “Perspective o n The ABC of Harmony”