Archive for August 9th, 2017

09/08/2017

We Need Their Voices Today! Chapter 17: Albert Einstein 

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery* 

John Scales Avery, author of this book: We Need Their Voices Today! has generously granted Human Wrongs Watch permission to publish it in a series of chapters. This is Chapter 17: Albert Einstein. The others will follow successively.

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Figure 17.1: Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein (public domain). Their exchange of letters entitled “Why War?” deserves to be read by everyone concerned with the human future.

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09/08/2017

You Cannot Trap the ‘Magic Rat’: Trump, Congress and Geopolitics

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 9 August, 2017 — A wonderful thing about observing and analyzing the human mind is that there is a seemingly infinite variety of phenomena to observe and analyze. I sometimes wonder if it is even remotely possible to master this subject but, even if it is not, at least it provides an unending source of ‘entertainment’.

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Robert J. Burrowes

The phenomenon that I want to discuss in this article is what Anita McKone and I call the ‘magic rat’.

Before proceeding, let me emphasize that the ‘magic rat’ is an incredibly dangerous psychological disorder that afflicts most political and virtually all corporate leaders, notably including those in the United States, thus rendering them incapable of responding intelligently and appropriately to the ongoing crises in human affairs.

And, tragically, it afflicts most other people too, which is one reason why it is difficult to muster a strategic response to these crises, even at grassroots level.

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09/08/2017

Israel Heading for a Solution?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

7 August 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service — This column has advocated a 1-2-6-20 solution: 1 Palestine fully recognized by Israel; a 2-state solution with borders according to international law; in a 6-state Middle Eastern community of Israel and Arab neighbors, in a 20+-state community, also with their neighbors.

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Johan Galtung

The 2-state solution could be a confederation with Israeli cantons on the West Bank, and Palestinian cantons in Israel’s northwest.

The above is acceptable to Palestine, the Arab League and Iran. Not to Israel. Netanyahu wants expansion, secure borders and recognition. Impossible. With Trump’s help he expands further, leaving UNESCO, defying UN.

Except that Netanyahu and Trump are not going to be around forever.  They suffer from autism; Trump clinically, demanding total allegiance.

Not one critical word about their America First! Israel First! policies.  Seeing the world from their bubbles, missing is reciprocity, the opposite of autism; taking in Other, not only taking Other on. Dialogue.

Yet, facts catch up with them and these are disturbing. Trump is not creating a great America, but an isolated America.  Netanyahu is not recreating a Genesis 15:18 Israel, but a non-viable Israel.

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