Modern science has made significant understanding of the universe and it appears we are not to-date sure whether the universe has a divergent, convergent or parallel nature; yet we have satellites in space perpetually overlooking the universe with advanced telescopes.
Even though the universe is some what elliptical, we still continue to look up for the heavens to open and bring a lasting peace and prosperity for all. We fail to look down, and inside each one of us for answer, since the problems start here or have a lot to do with us here at individual and collective level first on planet earth, then the solar system and may be the Milky way galaxy. May be we need to appreciate that the universe is inter-connected regardless of its divergent, convergent or even parallel nature.
In this unique time of winter, where darkness and cold weather prevails in the Northern Hemisphere and the South continues to be dry and windy across the globe, we need to adjust to the climate and to the demands of nature, including our individual and collective response to it. Hence, our sense of sustainable security, good governance and progressive prosperity is considered the fundamental pre-condition for lasting peace.
Our planet is part of the aging solar system and its associated changes in climate, creating a series of vulnerabilities to our social, economic, ecological and security challenges. We are in crisis and it is becoming evident day by day. Peace, security and prosperity seem to be eluding us.
Our understanding of human nature is also fast changing. The recent Journal of American Public Health devotes its December 2010 issues entirely on understanding our human nature, safety, wellbeing and integrated sense of health. Our mental wellbeing is considered to be dynamic and we do experience a sense of wellness and distress in the same day, within the same week, month and year depending to our exposure to stressful events and our coping mechanisms and changing responses.
As such, we are spiritual, emotional, psychological, mental, physical, intellectual and social beings . We need to address our security, good governance, prosperity and peace both at global, universal and temporal and real life experience level. We need to appreciate the spiritual presence of all 16 billion people including those 9 billion people who passed away as part of our everlasting universal ecosystem. As such, we can all experience peace when our awareness of time, space and relationships is comprehensive, integrated and connected with the past, present and the future. This is what is referred to our comprehensive and integrated sense of wellbeing.
So, our wellbeing and security is dependent on what has happened in the past, at present and what is likely to happen in the future. In fact most or our current economical crisis stems from speculators of the future economic activities and their respective risk management or mismanagement to be exact has plunged the global economy in a perpetual crisis. The legacy of the past and the current activities have a significant impact on our future quality of life.
The recent proposal for forgiveness and reconciliation by the faith leaders in Addis Ababa about the genocide and crime against humanity committed by the Military Dictratorship for over seventeen years between 1973-1991 is causing a series of distress among Ethiopians, Friends of Ethiopia and the global Diaspora communities. Fortunately, the 29 Dec 2010 or 21 Tahisas 2003 declaration of forgiveness, reconciliation, potential pardon and declaration of Renaissance by the new year has been postponed to the relief of the majority who felt appropriate preparations, deliberations and consultations have not taken place when it was declared just two weeks ago for its implementation by end of December 2010.
The issue is about the integrity of the process of dialogue, the agenda, the mechanism for seeking the truth, facts and the proportional response be it remorse, penance, reparations, forgiveness and eventual reconciliation, etc.
All our activities need to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic and Time Sensitive)
The Communist Military Junta Operatives living in the West under false pretext of persecution and continued misrepresentation of their crimes and attempt to portray themselves as modern day alleged human right campaigners, and fooling the US congress into almost passing HR2003 with fabricated allegations against the people of Ethiopia, and demanding sanctions supported by international organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International continues to be a new source of crime against the Ethiopian people.
It is in this perverted environment of injustice that the former criminals who butchered Millions is being advanced without appropriate Truth Commission and Justice and Reparations for all the victims dispersed all over the world. it sounded almost criminal to consider to forgive without justice. What a shame and short sided sense of good will without appropriate communication with all interested parties. Now, they have understood the scale of their mistakes, may be there might be a chance to correct this heinous crime against humanity in the Horn once for all.
We need to be SMART, strategic and most importantly progressive in all our approaches as we try to address the fundamental ecological, economical and security crisis of our time.