Monday, November 23, 2009

Fw: Better Leaders?Yes,still better Citizens

I have no doubt in my mind that any society which ruthlessly suppresses dissent can be anything but suboptimal in the utilisation of its resources. An empowered populace is the best resource, a society where opportunities exist for the human spirit to bloom is sure to rise to the top.
                         In this regard no society is perfect, but we should not be taken in by cold GDP figures. China is touted, in the establishment media,to be God's own child and ready to push the  US out from it's superpower status in the 21st century. Like the author of this article I have grave doubts on this point.
              Ultimately, to my mind, the ruthless suppression of dissent in China will have to give way to a much more freer society if it has to emerge as a great power.Even the US, unless it takes corrective measures to have good governance and democracy  is evident not only in the political, but also in the economic sphere,I'm afraid,it  will inexorably slip from the preeminent position it occupies at present.
                          These are  challenging and very, very dynamic times.
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You will kindly recall my recent exhortation to you, "Arise, Awake, Intervene."I'm now joined in this by Thomas L Friedman in an article in the NYT.
                        I'm hopeful that we'll all rise to the occasion and synergize our talents for the common good.The period of the lone wolf is over. In the Wellness of all, rather than superprofits  for a few, lies the survival of our planet.Decency, democracy, indeed, capitalism, is in danger of being gobbled up by people with a very narrow tunnel vision.
                                   Ofcourse, we can.

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Brilliant article.Democracy is in peril, not only in theUS, but the world over. Unless we citizens wake up and take an active role in governance, the militarists, and the many lobbies whose only agenda is "profit" for a few, rather than Wellness for all,are already hijacking capitalism, democracy and our way of life which allows such a fantastic flowering of the human spirit.

President Barack Obama's visit to China this week inevitably invites comparisons between the world's two leading powers. You know what they say: Britain owned the 19th century, America owned the 20th century, and, it's all but certain that China will own the 21st century. Maybe, but I'm not ready to cede the 21st century to China just yet.

Why not? It has to do with the fact that we are

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