United Nations Declaration (Articles 1 - 30):

Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Incoming UN chief names three women to top posts

Incoming UN chief names three women to top posts
Nigerian Minister of the Environment Amina Mohammed, seen in 2015, will be the UN's number two official (AFP Photo/Mireya ACIERTO)
Sustainable Development
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
"The Timing of the Great Shift" – Mar 21, 2009 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Text version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013. They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)


The Declaration of Human Freedom

Archangel Michael (Via Steve Beckow), Feb. 19, 2011

Every being is a divine and eternal soul living in a temporal body. Every being was alive before birth and will live after death.

Every soul enters into physical life for the purpose of experience and education, that it may, in the course of many lifetimes, learn its true identity as a fragment of the Divine.

Life itself is a constant process of spiritual evolution and unfoldment, based on free choice, that continues until such time as we realize our true nature and return to the Divine from which we came.

No soul enters life to serve another, except by choice, but to serve its own purpose and that of the Divine from which it came.

All life is governed by natural and universal laws which precede and outweigh the laws of humanity. These laws, such as the law of karma, the law of attraction, and the law of free will, are decreed by God to order existence and assist each person to achieve life’s purpose.

No government can or should survive that derives its existence from the enforced submission of its people or that denies its people their basic rights and freedoms.

Life is a movement from one existence to another, in varied venues throughout the universe and in other universes and dimensions of existence. We are not alone in the universe but share it with other civilizations, most of them peace-loving, many of whom are more advanced than we are, some of whom can be seen with our eyes and some of whom cannot.

The evidence of our five senses is not the final arbiter of existence. Humans are spiritual as well as physical entities and the spiritual side of life transcends the physical. God is a Spirit and the final touchstone of God’s Truth is not physical but spiritual. The Truth is to be found within.

God is one and, because of this, souls are one. They form a unity. They are meant to live in peace and harmony together in a “common unity” or community. The use of force to settle affairs runs contrary to natural law. Every person should have the right to conduct his or her own affairs without force, as long as his or her choices do not harm another.

No person shall be forced into marriage against his or her will. No woman shall be forced to bear or not bear children, against her will. No person shall be forced to hold or not hold views or worship in a manner contrary to his or her choice. Nothing vital to existence shall be withheld from another if it is within the community’s power to give.

Every person shall retain the ability to think, speak, and act as they choose, as long as they not harm another. Every person has the right to choose, study and practice the education and career of their choice without interference, provided they not harm another.

No one has the right to kill another. No one has the right to steal from another. No one has the right to force himself or herself upon another in any way.

Any government that harms its citizens, deprives them of their property or rights without their consent, or makes offensive war upon its neighbors, no matter how it misrepresents the situation, has lost its legitimacy. No government may govern without the consent of its people. All governments are tasked with seeing to the wellbeing of their citizens. Any government which forces its citizens to see to its own wellbeing without attending to theirs has lost its legitimacy.

Men and women are meant to live fulfilling lives, free of want, wherever they wish and under the conditions they desire, providing their choices do not harm another and are humanly attainable.

Children are meant to live lives under the beneficent protection of all, free of exploitation, with unhindered access to the necessities of life, education, and health care.

All forms of exploitation, oppression, and persecution run counter to universal and natural law. All disagreements are meant to be resolved amicably.

Any human law that runs counter to natural and universal law is invalid and should not survive. The enactment or enforcement of human law that runs counter to natural and universal law brings consequences that cannot be escaped, in this life or another. While one may escape temporal justice, one does not escape divine justice.

All outcomes are to the greater glory of God and to God do we look for the fulfillment of our needs and for love, peace, and wisdom. So let it be. Aum/Amen.



Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit

Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit
Pope Francis laughs alongside US President Barack Obama upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, on September 22, 2015, on the start of a 3-day trip to Washington (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Today's doodle in the U.S. celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech on its 50th anniversary (28 Aug 2013)

'Love is love': Obama lauds gay marriage activists in hailing 'a victory for America'

'Love is love': Obama lauds gay marriage activists in hailing 'a victory for America'
The White House released this image, of the building colored like the rainbow flag, on Facebook following the supreme court’s ruling. Photograph: Facebook
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Merkel says Turkey media crackdown 'highly alarming'

Merkel says Turkey media crackdown 'highly alarming'
Reporters Without Borders labels Erdogan as 'enemy of press freedom'

Search This Blog

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Behind Beijing's mask of indifference towards Hillary Clinton's election run

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2015-04-17

Hillary Clinton attends a news conference in Beijing, China, on Friday,
May 4, 2012.(Photo/CFP)

Almost three years ago, when Xi Jinping had just been installed as Chinese president and Barack Obama had begun his second term in office as US president, then state councilor and secretary-general of the Foreign Affairs Leading Group Dai Bingguo asked then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton if she would run for the presidential office in 2016.

At the time Beijing's discontent over the US taking in Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng had created a barrier to Sino-US strategic and economic talks.

The question from Dai was likely an attempt to lighten the atmosphere at a tense time for relations. Clinton stated flatly that she would not run and she confirmed this the following day in an interview with a US journalist. Clinton stated that nothing would make her want to run, although she was flattered to hear this talked about in Chinese circles.

This is likely the first time that a high-ranking official had asked Clinton about her intentions to have another run at the presidential office since she dropped out of the 2008 Democratic primaries.

At the time Dai asked the question, Clinton was far ahead of Obama in opinion polls and had set a record for the amount of official visits she had made all over the globe. She had earned a reputation for protecting US interests in her time in office. From this point onward Clinton's plan for a presidential run in 2016 was something of an open secret.

On April 12, 2015, Clinton announced that she was running in the 2016 election in a campaign ad and in May, she will hold an election rally. China appeared disinterested in Clinton's announcement. Hong Lei, the spokesperson of China's foreign ministry responded to a question on the issue during a regular press briefing, stating that the US presidential election is an internal issue for the US and that maintaining the healthy development of ties between China and the US is in the interests of the people of both countries and will help to maintain peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region and in the wider world. He added that China is willing to work with the US to continue the progress in building "new major country relations."

Hong made these comments only after he was asked at the press conference and China likely felt no obligation to respond to the announcement directly. Hong's comments are typical of responses of this kind in the past by Communist Party officials, but in the context of Clinton's announcement they reveal certain things about China's view of the upcoming presidential election.

First of all, Hong reiterates China's policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries by stating that the US presidential election is an internal US issue. In the last two US presidential elections and the two mid-terms that have occurred over the last eight years, US politicians have often resorted to playing up the "China threat." This has become an integral part of electoral politics in the US since China became the world's second largest economy. It is likely that the 2016 election will become a competition to see who can play up their anti-China rhetoric the most. Given China and the US have overlapping economic, political, military and diplomatic interests and China's bold moves on various fronts, it's inevitable that China will become the whipping boy of the next US election.

There is a mixed bag of 20 candidates for the Republican primaries, a lot more than the 12 in 2012, with some relatively unknown contenders alongside household names. Among them are some more extreme social conservatives, including several candidates popular with the Tea Party. Even though there are reasonable contenders in the Democrats' camp, they will likely be forced to play the China card in debates with Republicans. This kind of rhetoric is often employed when the polls are tight, so China is likely limiting itself to warning US politicians to be cautious of going too far in this direction. When the election is won, the victor will transition from election mode to White House mode and will have to make sure ties with China proceed smoothly.

When Clinton was secretary of state, she led the US "rebalance" towards the Asia Pacific region. In this role she was seen by Beijing as provoking tension between China and its neighbors in the region, as well as criticizing China for human rights abuses and for the one-party state system. For China, Clinton is a symbol of Sino-US tensions in the Asia Pacific region. However, compared to many Republican candidates, who make brief visits to the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East once a year, Clinton has made more contacts in the region and is well-versed in regional affairs. She is also well-known for her unique approach to diplomatic affairs.

Clinton's lead has driven Obama to declare himself a "Pacific president," and the 21st Century the "Pacific Century." This strategy is likely to continue should Clinton be elected president, given China's strategic deployments in the region. Clinton's hard-line approach will likely make her a strong Pacific president if elected. It may also mean that the Pacific cannot remain as peaceful as its name suggests. Hong's comments specifically addressed the situation in the Pacific, calling for peace, stability and prosperity in the region. This is clearly a call for whoever is elected to work with China to continue to improve relations with an eye to the long term stability of the region.

The announcement of "new major state relations," agreed at the 2013 leaders' summit between China and the US came after Clinton had already left office as secretary of state. She was neither the author of nor a participant in the forming of this relationship and she does not seem to be a current supporter of it. When Xi proposed the idea on a visit to the US in February 2012, Clinton's response was reported to be stony. In June of 2014, while promoting her new book, Clinton rejected the idea of new major state relations, saying, that if the idea suggests that the US and China should lead the world in resolving every issue then her answer would be "No." Asked for her opinion on rumors of Sino-US "G2" talks, Clinton said that she didn't believe the rumors and that the idea was inappropriate.

The Obama administration is largely positive on the consensus reached on major state relations with China. From their perspective, it at least avoids confrontation between the US as an established power and China as an emerging power. However, the Obama administration fails to grasp why Xi continues to emphasize the idea of the US "respecting China's core interests." The US is also unwilling to clarify their interpretation of major state relations out of concern for the effect on its allies, such as Japan. Major state relations with China will be a task that the next president will have to tackle with care. If a Republican takes office, there may be a possibility of continuing the consensus, but given the Republican Party's lack of flexibility, the chances are quite slim.

Although Clinton rejected the idea of major state relations during her tenure as secretary of state, there is a high probability she will turn around on the issue if elected, given the amount of work Obama has put in to it. This will depend, however, on whether or not Clinton has her own suggestions for the future of Sino-US relations.

Clinton during the election and Clinton in the White House will likely be very different in character. What is certain is that Clinton is power hungry. When she was secretary of state Beijing saw her as attempting to rally ASEAN countries against China and she has continued to push the internationalization of the South China Sea territorial issue after stepping down. When she is elected, she will likely take a leaf out of Xi's book and consolidate the power of the presidential office, especially in terms of foreign diplomacy, to exert US dominance in the Asia Pacific region.

Related Article:


No comments: