The Crisis of the UN:
In the News (from Yale Global Online): Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan urges nations to select priorities that reshape and improve the world for the common good: “The only lasting and effective solutions to the challenges we face will be those which have the security, opportunity and welfare of all at their heart,” Annan notes. Current political structures have failed to address today’s challenges, let alone tomorrow’s, and immediate acceptance of a new paradigm, as well as global cooperation, is the only way to leave a better world for future generations.
My Comment: The UN has long turned into a harmful chat-room that perpetuates the opposition between nations and the pursuit of local interests. And most important, the UN is there for its employees to line their pockets with the “aid for those in need.”
The Crisis of Davos
In the News (from Sina): The World Economic Forum chief Klaus Schwab said, “What I hope is that we can provide in Davos for the world economy a sanatorium. Once the patient is out of the intensive care unit, he has to recreate his strength…”
My Comment: Although no one likes to remember it, Davos used to be a resort for patients with tuberculosis. Now this analogy is more timely than ever. The world is suffocating, and there is no medicine. Well, actually, there is a medicine, but people don’t want to take it yet. This means that the world will still have to go through more suffering until it agrees to it.
The Crisis of Obama’s Education Plan
In the News (from The New York Times): The economic stimulus plan [proposed by Obama] would shower the nation’s school districts, child care centers and university campuses with $150 billion in new federal spending, a vast two-year investment that would more than double the Department of Education’s current budget.
My Comment: This won’t produce the desired results, because the classes and programs will remain the same – egoistic, which means they will become even more removed from the “new world.” The curriculum is not adjusted to the new world because it doesn’t form a new kind of human being – one who will understand the global world.
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