Open request to the Establishment
Perpetuating a destructive and abusive system is short-sighted.
Letter to the Establishment
Politics and economics are dominated by what is called the Establishment.
Yet, the Establishment should be aware that it needs to allow the system to change. Also in their own interest.
The Global Peace Charter sets out some ideas to bring about change taking human values as the foundation.
We hope you are gradually becoming aware of the fact that you will have to change the way you live and act — whether you agree or not.
You probably were born into it and so you think the methods and strategies applied by the Establishment are fine.
An increasing number of people around the world are becoming fed up with the way their lives are affected by the kind of politics and economics you support and help to impose in many ways — lobbying and party financing and worse.
They are becoming fed up with the growing contrast between rich and poor. They are worried about so many conflicts in so many countries around the world, about safety and insecurity. They are frustrated at so little being done to really tackle injustice, abuse and violence.
Fortunately, most people want peaceful change. Yet, a minority turns to radical actions. You can help to prevent them if you change (it is in your own interest).
Many people will tell you their life and job satisfaction and happiness suffer. They often feel exploited and abused.
We have been analysing our world, society, politics, economics and many other human activities for quite some years now and the central element affecting almost everything negatively is the lack of peace and humanity (defined later on in this article).
The anti-Establishment movement is getting stronger in many countries. Many voters vote for candidates that seem to be bringing change, but that finally often do not, because behind the scenes you are impacting — or manipulating through lobbying and thinktanks and the like — the way things go.
You have the power and the finances to make sure that the decisions taken by the governments do not interfere (too much) with your ideas about running the world.
Impossible to continue
When life for many people becomes hardly liveable, when many people have no job or have to work harder and harder to make ends meet — leaving little time to spend with their family and friends, when many people are worried about their future and about the world… it is more than evident that the way politics and economics are run, dominated and manipulated cannot be continued.
If you decide the old ways can be maintained, you are out of touch with reality and not seeing the dangers around the corner.
What is needed is the promotion of peace or — as we define it — the respect for human values in society, politics, economics and other human activities. On a national and international level.
All human activities that breach peace or human values should be overhauled and adapted. All human activity damaging people or Nature should be phased out.
We drew up a GLOBAL PEACE CHARTER based on the promotion of 25 human values we selected (after extensive dialogue with many people around the world) and that urgently need to be strengthened, also by you or the so-called Establishment.
Anyone needs to contribute to tackle the problems affecting us all (and most increasingly so):
- Nature degradation
- social injustice and exclusion
- distribution of raw materials
- war and terrorism
- criminality (related to drugs and financial greed)
- low social appreciation of human values
- commercial exploitation
- burning of fossil fuels
- conflicts related to religious differences…
Better and more just world
As said earlier, it is in your own interest to change. We do not think you would like instability and violence in this world to increase further.
We want a world we can all be proud of and we want to be the generation that made the necessary changes to make sure our children and grandchildren did not have to solve problems that could no longer be solved (because of selfishness, greed, short-sightedness and the like).
Please visit www.globalpeacecharter.org and our other sites for more details of our projects.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Danellandia Peace Foundation