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About Chandra Vikash

Chandra Vikash (50) is an indigenous thinker, activist and innovation coach. He is the Co-founder and Convenor of GAIA Earth Sansad - and Chief Mentor and Innovation Coach for GAIA Innovation Labs. Working with diverse social political and environmental organisations and entrepreneurial ventures over past 25 years, he has always valued and upheld social and environment responsibilities as synergistic to commercial success, persisting against several odds and deeply entrenched perceptions. He set up TEN Systems in 2007, a venture that develops smart and sustainable solutions in the areas of Transport, Energy and eNvironment. His wife Alka, vocalist and music teacher and two daughters Akarshita (18) and Parnika (13) who are his inspiration to build a brave and bright new world. He studied for his Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (1993) and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (1997). Milestones: 2000: Invited as a Global Growth Company at World Economic Forum conference in New Delhi 2002: Collaborated with IIT Bombay Prof. Subhash Babu in Mechanical Engg. Deptt. . Sponsored M.Tech. project on simulation of eco-friendly and user-friendly movement of people and goods in residential and other densely populated areas using a hub and spoke mechanism. 2003: Paper presented at Map India Conference titled Variegated System of Mass Rapid Transit: An innovation that changes the "Familiar World" of Urban Transport online here. 2003: Joined Mastek Software Ltd. To set up a practice for Intelligent Transport System as youngest unit head. Worked on the London Congestion Charging System and design of a comprehensive transport-land use system for other areas based on stakeholder’s feedback 2004: Joined Tata Consultancy Services as Business Leader for Intelligent Transport Systems for global market. Worked on various opportunities in the area of ITS especially road user charging. 2004: Presented paper at Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Nagoya, Japan titled MOBILITYXS: A. ROAD AHEAD FOR URBAN TRANSPORT online here. 2006: Set up TEN Systems & Services Pvt. Ltd. to commercialise the MobilityXS model in India as a pioneering initiative to build a world class, high quality and cost effective Integrated Transport & Land-Use System in Indian cities as a National Lifeline Grid. The first opportunity we pursued was a tender for Transport Planning framework for 35 of the million plus population cities in India. In this tender, our proposal based on a Real Time Travel Diary Study for transport data collection was adjudged by the best approach by all the 3 panelists. We however lost out on the financial bid, after several inconsistencies in the tender (such as reversal by the tender committee on its declaration to invite fresh financial bid based on the best technical approach) as well as awarding the contract at a very low price, which was eventually rubbished. 2006: Pilot project initiative in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon with great support from the Resident Welfare Association. We organized a public consultation workshop for user feedback and suggestions to design an appropriate transport system. In the first phase, we planned to start a feeder service from various pockets in a 3-4 residential area to the nearest Metro Rail station in Dwarka Sector 9. We also set up a high density cycle stand that would be replicated in the area for younger people to cycle to the pick-up point. The Urban Development ministry had committed Rs. 25 Lacs for this pilot project. However, it could not take off at that time due to a variety of factors, primarily the high cost and low efficiency of Electric Vehicles and an archaic and regressive policy that charges toll for intermediate public transport of Rs. 25/- per trip, but exempts private vehicles. As a result many private vehicles were being used as taxis to evade this toll, but had a problem carrying multiple occupants for the fear of being caught at the toll plaza. 2006-07: Worked as Adviser to the Chairman for Marketing of Electric Vehicles with Reva Electric Car Co. Designed EV-based system for various apartment complexes, University campuses and Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010. Worked on a project for promotion of Electric bikes and scooters in India and to strengthen the Electric Vehicle Association of India. 2007: Developed the 124 Fuelsaver system for energy security through better fuel pricing based on activity costing and to facilitate greater energy efficiency and substitution with renewable energy sources to meet our current and future needs. Proposed a solution for implementation to Petroleum Conservation Research Agency. This was once again set back due to irregularities in the Petroleum Ministry and Heavy Industries Ministry that favored a continuation of perverse and regressive subsidy for diesel based private vehicles including luxury vehicles. Article published in Down to Earth environment magazine published by Center for Science & Environment here. 2008: Worked with Erehwon Innovation Consulting on a project on Incusive Growth that further expanded the horizons for the implementation of the MobilityXS model as a National Lifeline Grid in urban and in rural areas. 2009-10: Developed a branding and communication strategy with Vertebrand brand consulting company in Bangalore as Head of Innovation & Communication. Paper selected for Inelligent Transport System at Stockholm in Sweden titled ‘Public roads as service markets: paving the way for Civilization 2.0’ online here. Worked with Logica – European IT co. in Intelligent Transport System to develop products for pay-as-you-drive insurance and for emission monitoring with the Global Innovation Practice. 2011: Presentations and public consultation in various states across India : Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi and recently at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh 2012: Restarting of TEN Systems based on a fresh assessment that with disproportionately higher number of private vehicles that is creating tremendous value destruction b’coz of a Tragedy of Commons. Pilot projects planned for Vaishali, Ghaziabad and in Kandivali, Mumbai. 2017: Paper on "Gurukul and Varna Vyavastha: Socialisation and Personalisation of Education in Indigenous System in India" selected for World Indigenous People Conference on Education 2017 at Toronto representing India. 2018: Paper presented on LACE-GAIA model at World Congress on New Urbanism in October 2019 at NewCastle City in Australia 2021: Co-founded GAIA Earth Sansad

An Introduction to ‘One World for Many Worlds’

There already exists a ‘One World against many worlds’.  In effect, the general perception about this “shadow side of the humanity idea”, in the words of Wolfgang Sachs, is so deeply entrenched that most people around the world are given to believe that this is the only way that a One World can be. Our purpose here is to bring up the underbelly of this dominant view of ‘One World’ to public scrutiny.

We share the evidence and insights on the historical backdrop of European genocides of native indigenous people, enlightenment, colonisation, the forgery of history and materialistic filth and pomposity as development that leads us to the predicament facing humanity of climate and ecological emergency. This was underlined in a dire warning on 16 February 2023 at the Munich Security Conference by investor-philanthropist George Soros, who is a member of the United Nations High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing. He said that our failure to urgently address runaway climate change will precipitate collapse of the modern civilization. 

Soros paradoxically is part of both the problem and its solution, much like the two-faced character Harvey Dent in the film The Dark Knight. In his own words, Soros wears two hats – as an ‘amoral’ investor who is there to make money by all good and criminal means running a massive Ponzi racket of Global Finance that is already bust. The other hat he wears is a ‘moral’ philanthropist who wants to do good, to allow him to keep evading the laws of the world to catch up with his ‘amoral’ criminal side. What he seems to be faintly aware of is, in the deeper recesses of his consciousness, both these roles are entangled in a vehement inner conflict. He knows that his game is over , he is already bankrupt and this abject failure is gnawing at his conscientious moral side, that he has carefully guarded. We must listen to him carefully as he said:

“The message is clear: human interference has destroyed a previously stable system and human ingenuity, both local and international, will be needed to restore it. ..The climate system is broken, and it needs to be repaired. That’s the main message I’d like to convey this evening.

The message is urgent because we are dangerously close to breaching the 1.5-degree limit set in the Paris Agreement in 2015. We are already at 1.2 degrees and if we maintain our current course, global warming will reach more than 2.5 degrees around 2070. That would take us past several tipping points such as the melting of the Arctic permafrost. Once that happens, the amount of money needed to re-stabilize or repair the climate system grows exponentially. This is not well understood.”

Ironically, financialization or the belief that more money, even exponentially large amounts, can be part of the solution to re-stabilise or repair the climate system hinges on paranoia. The solar geo-engineering solution will only make the problem much worse. If at all, definancialisation of the economic system and re-localisation of our material needs is the solution, if he is ready to see the truth, as the Open Society he advocates, should.

The cult of financialisation as depicted in The Wolf of Wall Street, a black comedy crime film based on the story of stock marketeer Jordan Belfort is a far more realistic representation. This movie recounts Belfort’s career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm, Stratton Oakmont, engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street, leading to his downfall.

The solution to re-stabilise and repair climate system, for all that Soros cares for, we need a systemic implosion of the global financial system. Paradoxically, the global financial system itself is not an Open Society that the other moral schizoidal half of Soros represents, the financial side being ‘amoral’ by his own confession. Financialization of our resources, of our basic needs that comes to us naturally, like for all plants and animals, including of our time, sanctioned and protected by political Fiat Currency is the primary instrument by which the One World works against the Many Worlds, by robbing them of their right to have localised currencies, to access their commons and the freedom to trade on their terms.

We also unearth how this already precarious situation is further complicated by the ‘fight or flight’ reptilian response to this emergency that threatens human extinction in the form of a delusionary suicide pact of anti-humanism and trans-humanism. In another brazen display of hubris, ignorance and vanity that mars the Old World Order dominated by Euro-Western Universalism with their self-proclaimed status as the First World, Global North and ‘developed’ societies, in a fresh bout of Enlightenment, ‘development’ has now degenerated into a dangerous dialectic of anti-humanism and trans-humanism. These two religious cults are united in an unholy alliance on the misanthropic and suicidal depopulation agenda despite their diametrically opposite views on development and environment protection.

This interestingly is a sequel to the earlier dominant dialectic of capitalism and communism, which divided people and countries around the world to rival camps on either side of the Cold War. They both competed to better serve the ‘development’ agenda with yardsticks of GDP growth at the cost of climate and ecological damage. Their rivalry hogged much of the global attention that distracted humanity from the more onerous challenge to protect, heal and repair the climate and ecological damage, which continues even today. The religious zeal for ‘development’ and the new yardsticks of GDP growth sucked up even those countries that were non-aligned to the rival camps.

From Soros to Sachs

Wolfgang Sachs is a researcher, writer and university teacher in the field of environment, development, and globalisation. He is the principal author of Fair Future: Resource Conflicts, Security and Global Justice and Sustainable Germany in a Globalised World, both major studies produced by the Wuppertal Institute. He is also a member of the Club of Rome, a lecturer at Schumacher College and an honorary professor at the University of Kassel, Germany. If George Soros is the two-faced character Harvey Dent, Wolfgang Sachs is the Dark Knight, the character Bruce Wayne in the film, who secretly operates as the heroic vigilante Batman.

Sachs, who has extensively researched on environment, development, and globalisation, their interlinkages and historical patterns, wrote a series of essays titled ‘Development: A Guide to the Ruins’ in the New Internationalist in 1992, one of which is eponymously titled, ‘One World Against Many Worlds’.  

“The (European) Enlightenment’s idea of one humankind suggested that, as history ran its course, differences would dissolve into one `civilization’. `Development’, especially as exemplified by the UN Charter, closely follows this tradition to conceive of ‘one world’. The `underdeveloped’ have taken the place of the `savages’, but the arrangement of concepts remains the same: a global society endowed with peace does not yet exist but must first be achieved through the `development’ of backward peoples. Whatever is different is seen as a threat which must be neutralised through `development’. Consequently, the unity of the world is going to be realised through its westernisation.

Today it seems almost strange, but the founders of the United Nations as well as the architects of development policy were inspired by the vision that the globalisation of the market would guarantee peace in the world. Instead of violence the spirit of commerce was to reign on all sides; productive power rather than fire power would be decisive in the competition between nations. Global order was conceived, after the Second World War, in terms of a unified world market.

With a naivety hardly distinguishable from deception, the prophets of development polished up a utopia envisioned in the eighteenth century, as if time had stopped and neither capitalism nor imperialism had ever appeared on the scene. After Montesquieu, the Enlightenment had discovered commerce as a means of refining crude manners. In their eyes rational calculation and cold self-interest, precisely those attitudes which make the passion for war, or the whims of tyrants appear self-destructive, would spread with trade. And trade creates dependence and dependence tames.”

The intellectual savagery of the polemics of Enlightenment’s idea of ‘one humankind’, dissolving ‘differences’ into one ‘civilization’ and the UN Charter’s conception of ‘one world’ based on the ‘development’ idea has a longer history that is both barbarous and treacherous, with hideous theological underpinnings that cloak its shocking savagery and unhinged bigotry. This tradition of ‘dissolving differences’ of the ‘many worlds’ at the gross and materialistic level rather than preserving their diversity at the materialistic levels and creating a ‘unity in diversity’ at the subtle and spiritual level is the key defining characteristic of the non-indigenous and the indigenous traditions, respectively.

It is our sincere attempt in this book to uncover those dark chapters of history that has been deliberately erased from our public memories and ‘conveniently’ forgotten, as global attention is deviously diverted elsewhere with heavy-handed propaganda.

The dehumanising and despiritualising character of the non-indigenous tradition with their hideous theological underpinnings are tell-tale in the newly minted religious cults of ‘anti-humanism’ that aims to ‘dissolve the differences’ by annihilating the human species altogether and ‘trans-humanism’ that wants to ‘dissolve the differences’ into its delirious notion of ‘technological singularity’. Both these misanthropic suicidal ideologies are the driving forces behind the depopulation agenda. The ‘savages’ and ‘underdeveloped’ of the earlier episodes are now ‘hackable animals’ in the words of one of its key ideologues Yuval Noah Harari, ‘cult-fiction’ author of ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Homo Deus’ powered and popularised by the propaganda machine.

Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, coined the term ‘genocide’ in his 1944 book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. It originally means “the destruction of a nation or an ethnic group”. It is made from the ancient Greek word genos (race, nation or tribe) and the Latin caedere (“killing, annihilation”).

Depopulation with a dark and dreary footnote that reads ‘heinous and treacherous genocide’ is the new Development in the latest bout of Enlightenment that afflicts the already deranged world of Euro-Western Universalism.

UN and Crimes Against Humanity

The Charter of the United Nations is the founding document of the United Nations. It was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945.

In 1946, United Nations (UN) General Assembly affirmed genocide as a crime under international law in Resolution 96, which stated that “Genocide is a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups, as homicide is the denial of the right to live of individual human beings; such denial of the right of existence shocks the conscience of mankind.” Genocide is contrary to moral law and the spirit and aims of the United Nations.

On December 9, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 260A, or the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which entered into force on January 12, 1951. The Resolution noted that “at all periods of history, genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity”. Article II of the Convention clearly defines genocide as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the groups to another group. The United States ratified the Convention in 1988.

In sanctioning the treacherous and heinous genocide through a biowarfare, under the disguise of Covid pandemic prevention, in its gross violation of human rights, injustice and disrespect for human dignity, and in its overt and covert collusion with the war criminals, the UN today stands in violation of its own Charter, and as stated in the Preamble of the UN Charter that reads:

“We, the people of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.”

Resurrection of ‘The Barbarous Years’

Charles Montesquieu who Wolfgang Sachs mentions as a key influence from Enlightenment to Development, was a French judge, historian, and political philosopher. His anonymously published ‘The Spirit of Law’ (1748) was received well in both Great Britain and the American colonies and influenced the Founding Fathers of the United States in drafting the U.S. Constitution. Montesquieu is the principal source of the theory of separation of powers between executive, legislative and judiciary function of governments, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world.

On a grand tour of Europe, Montesquieu went to England at the end of October 1729, in the company of Lord Chesterfield, where he became a freemason, a member of the reclusive secret society and forebearers of the ‘European Enlightenment’. He was admitted to the Horn Tavern Lodge in Westminster and remained in England until the spring of 1731. Highly regarded in the British colonies in North America as a champion of liberty, Montesquieu was the most frequently quoted authority on government and politics in colonial pre-revolutionary British America, cited more by the American founders than any source except for the Bible.

Following the American Revolution, his work remained a powerful influence on many of the American founders, most notably James Madison of Virginia, the “Father of the Constitution”. Montesquieu’s philosophy that “government should be set up so that no man need be afraid of another” reminded Madison and others that a free and stable foundation for their new national government required a clearly defined and balanced separation of powers.

Montesquieu’s The Spirit of Law was “the first consistent attempt to survey the varieties of human society, to classify and compare them and, within society, to study the inter-functioning of institutions.” This allowed the obfuscation and refinement of the ‘shocking savagery’ of the European Colonisers in America into the deceptive doctrine of ‘divide and rule’. This had a lasting impact worldwide in fomenting colonialism over past several centuries that continues till recently, in its last but the most treacherous stage of ‘development’. It died with the official discovery of the even far more treacherous and highly divisive Covid Pandemic in March 2020, that heralded the ‘post-development’ phase with new catchphrases like The Great Reset and the New Normal.

Montesquieu is also credited with the delusional and deceptively bigoted ‘meteorological climate theory, which holds that climate may substantially influence the nature of man and his society’, a theory also promoted by the French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc. By placing an emphasis on environmental influences as a material condition of life, Montesquieu prefigured modern anthropology’s concern with the impact of material conditions, such as available energy sources, organized production systems, and technologies, on the growth of complex socio-cultural systems.

He asserts that certain climates are more favorable than others, the temperate climate of France being ideal. His view is that people living in very warm countries are “too hot-tempered”, while those in northern countries are “icy” or “stiff”. The climate of middle Europe is therefore optimal. Philip M. Parker, in his book ‘Physioeconomics’ (MIT Press, 2000), endorses Montesquieu’s theory and argues that much of the economic variation between countries is explained by the physiological effect of different climates.

Such stereotyping of entire countries as “too hot tempered” and in colder countries as “icy or stiff” however falls flat in the face of evidence. Tropical, sub-tropical and southern temperate regions are most hospitable for human habitation in harmony with nature. More than 80% of human population is in these regions in Asia, Afrika, Southern Europe and Americas. In its reductionist and mechanistic compartmentalisation of human behaviour, the ‘climate theory’ rests on a flawed assumption of ceteris paribus, other things being equal. Climate influences the nature of man and the society, but as empirical evidence suggests, culture and spiritual values arising out of living in harmony with nature have a far greater influence.  

Bernard Bailyn was an American historian, author, and academic specializing in U.S. colonial and revolutionary-era history. In ‘The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America–The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675’, Bailyn casts a light on the darkness of the savagery of the European settlers. Bailyn spares us no details of the terror, desperation, degradation and widespread torture that precedes the Enlightenment of the remaining ‘savages’ in America, after 60-70 million of them were either butchered or killed through disease and famine inflicted upon the ‘savages’ by the ‘settlers’, who incidentally migrated from the ‘ideal and optimal’ climate in Europe. 

In stark contrast to their portrayal as ‘savages’ in the European narrative, the opening section of the book stands out for his profoundly sensitive appreciation of the sensibility of the original inhabitants whom he introduces simply as “Americans” rather than “Native Americans.” The local indigenous people though call the continent as Turtle Islands before it was christened America after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who ‘discovered’ that it is a continent.

“Their world was multitudinous, densely populated by active, sentient and sensitive spirits, spirits with consciences, memories and purposes, that surround them, instructed them, impinged on their lives at every turn. No less real for being invisible…the whole of life was a spiritual enterprise…the universe in all its movements and animations and nature was suffused with spiritual potency.”

Bailyn expresses an almost poetic admiration for this sort of spirituality. “All the world was alive!” he exclaims. “And the wind is alive! The mountains are alive!”

In an essay-interview with Ron Rosenbaum titled The Shocking Savagery of America’s Early History after the book release in 2013, Bailyn asks: “Do you really know what being “flayed alive” means?” (The skin is torn from the face and head and the prisoner is disembowelled while still alive.) Such barbaric treatment by the European colonisers to valiant warriors has been meted out elsewhere in the world until the native societies turned submissive and docile. To call the Turtle Islanders as ‘savages’, because they valiantly fought back is unadulterated bigotry.

Rosenbaum notes in the interview that ‘the merciless massacres were elements that gave birth to the rudiments of civilization—or in Bailyn’s evocative phrase, the fragile “integument of civility”—that would evolve 100 years later into a virtual Renaissance culture, a bustling string of self-governing, self-sufficient, defiantly expansionist colonies alive with an increasingly sophisticated and literate political and intellectual culture that would coalesce into the rationale for the birth of American independence.

All the while shaping, and sometimes misshaping, the American character. It’s a grand drama in which the glimmers of enlightenment barely survive the savagery, what Yeats called “the blood-dimmed tide,” the brutal establishment of slavery, the race wars with the original inhabitants that Bailyn is not afraid to call “genocidal,” the full, horrifying details of which have virtually been erased’.

“In truth, I didn’t think anyone sat around erasing it,”. Bailyn shares a handwritten British government survey records of America-bound colonists made in the 1770s, which lists the name, origin, occupation and age of the departing, one of the few islands of hard data about who the early Americans were.

“Nobody sat around erasing this history,” he tells the interviewer, “but it’s ‘conveniently’ forgotten. Look at the ‘peaceful’ Pilgrims. Our William Bradford. He goes to see the Pequot War battlefield and he is appalled. He said, ‘The stink’ [of heaps of dead bodies] was too much.”

‘Bailyn refers to one of the early and bloodiest encounters, between the peaceful pumpkin pie-eating Pilgrims and the original inhabitants of the land they wanted to seize, the Pequots. But for Bailyn, the mercenary motive is less salient than the theological.’

“The ferocity of that little war is just unbelievable,” Bailyn says. “The butchering that went on cannot be explained by trying to get hold of a piece of land. They were really struggling with this central issue for them, of the advent of the Antichrist.”

Rosenbaum portrays ‘The Antichrist’ in the European coloniser’s imagination as ‘the haunting figure presaging the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation. ‘It plays an important part in Bailyn’s explanation of the European settlers’ descent into unrestrained savagery.

The key passage on this question comes late in the book when Bailyn makes ‘explicit connection between the physical savagery the radical dissenting Protestant settlers of America wreaked on the original inhabitants, and the intellectual savagery of their polemical attacks on the church and state authorities they fled from in Europe—and the savagery of vicious insult and vile denunciation they wreaked upon each other as well’.

“The savagery of the [theological] struggle, the bitterness of the main contenders and the deep stain it left on the region’s collective memory” were driven by “elemental fears peculiar to what was experienced as a barbarous environment—fears of what could happen to civilized people in an unimaginable wilderness…in which God’s children [as they thought of themselves] were fated to struggle with pitiless agents of Satan, pagan Antichrists swarming in the world around them. The two [kinds of struggle, physical and metaphysical] were one: threats from within [to the soul] merged with threats from without to form a heated atmosphere of apocalyptic danger.”

Old habits die hard

The last nail in the coffin of nearly 500-years of the European skulduggery is being struck with the legally binding WHO Pandemic Prevention Treaty on 27 February, 2023, when the negotiations start on its ‘Zero Draft’. This harps upon new deceptions of ‘equity’ and ‘solidarity’ in the distribution of bioweapons and Do-It-Yourself genocide by the member nation-states on their own people in a cold and calculative culmination of the 3-year old bio-psycho-spiritual warfare that started in March 2020 after being ‘scenario planned’ since several decades.

The theological struggle against the ‘underdeveloped’, the new savages in the vainglorious conquest of the ‘Antichrist’ and the intellectual savagery of the polemical attacks in their bigoted and belligerent pursuit against the many worlds and to merge them into the One World, continues even today. Continuing with Sachs’ 1992 essay on ‘One World Against Many Worlds’, the rabid urge to ‘dissolve the differences’ through ‘one civilization and a ‘unified world market’ has now morphed into a macabre urge to depopulate and ‘dissolve the differences’ into either the maniacal ‘unified annihilation’ of anti-humanism to save the environment or into the delirious ‘unified technological singularity’ of trans-humanism. Totalitarianism is dissipative and self-destructive, as Hannah Arendt warned half a century ago. She also called Totalitarianism as the monster that devours its own children.

“The world market, once brandished as a weapon against political tyranny, has itself become a closet dictator under whose dominion both rich and poor countries tremble. The fear of falling behind in international competition has become the predominant organizing motive of politics in North and South, East and West. It drives developing countries further into self-exploitation, for the sake of boosting exports, and industrial countries further into the wasteful and destructive mania of production. Both enterprises and entire states see themselves trapped in a situation of remorseless competition, where each participant is dependent on the decisions of all the other players.”

In a profound way, this insightful peek-a-boo from 30 years back sets the context for ‘The Travesty of Development’ as the first book of the trilogy. The weight of evidence overwhelmingly points out that the dire predictions of Development: A Guide to Ruins written in 1992, have come true. We must learn the vital and sobering lessons from the ‘Age of Delusion, Derangement and Delirium’ as history will register for the period from after the Second World War in the mid-1940s to the Covid Pandemic in the early 2020s.

The delinquent chimaera of ‘development idea’ has left behind not just the ruins in the intellectual landscape as Sachs points out but also ‘grey goo’* pollution and debris of a monstrous scale that litter all around our apple-skin thin atmosphere, almost every part of land that was cursed by ‘development’, the lifeline rivers, and our vast ocean. Not to forget, the dehumanising and despiritualising religious cults of anti-humanism and trans-humanism that have polluted the mindscape of large swathes of the ‘educated elite’. And thank our stars that it has finally been exposed and will soon be tamed.

Picking up the pieces of what remains after this calamity and the seeds that survived the sweeping onslaught of ‘development’, it is time to make a fresh new beginning for humanity. We must also be prepared to transcend this great crisis that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. We must reharmonise human habitats with nature, the central challenge of our times, humongous and humbling, despite all the towering claims of technological advancements.

We need to unleash a new surge of creativity and innovation, leverage existing technologies of data collection, computing, location and communication powered by higher level thinking in the post-development era than at which the problems of ‘development’ were created.

In doing so, we shall realise that the world we truly care about – with peace, prosperity and joy for all in harmony with nature comes from healing, repair and restoration of the diverse and kaleidoscopic array of ‘many worlds’ that dot the landscapes, the rivers and oceans and the atmosphere on this beautiful blue-green planet in all its colourful resplendence and glorious magnificence that have co-existed with the golden periods of human cultures and civilisation over thousands of years. 

Can we create a One World that works *for* synergy and creative unity of the Many Worlds?

God is in the essence (Devil lies in the details) spells out how in the essence, ‘weaponisation of everything’ is effectively a mass suicide pact and if this ticking time bomb is diffused carefully, this marks both the end of the delusional and delinquent ‘development’ era and the imminent possibilities of beginning of the ‘post-development’ era. It cautions us not to get drowned in the details, where the devil lies and see through the farce that is floating around as serious business. It pins down as the root cause, the misplaced faith on competitive spirit to make life better even after it becomes counterproductive and blinded to its weaponization. Finally, as we are witnessing, the fatally flawed ‘development’ idea ends up as criminalisation to unleash mass murder at a massive scale to meet depopulation targets. As a way forward, we share an agenda for genuine progress that emphasises on unlocking our potential, as indigenous cultures, by rediscovering ancient wisdom rather than drawing from western sources alone. 

The Travesty of Development walks you through the promenades of hubris and conceit, where it was concocted and the last and the most treacherous stage of colonialism that it proclaimed to free humanity from, and surreptitiously spreading its tentacles to distant corners of the globe, cutting across ideologies. It failed to account for environmental side effects as ‘negative externalities’ even when these ‘negative externalities’ threatened to spill over to doom humanity over the precipice riding on an accelerating bandwagon. In its path dependence it persists with GDP growth as an indicator of economic health and progress. It subsumed the cultural life of human societies reducing them to the barren stubble of economy from being societies where economy was just one part with societal checks and balances that ensured all around prosperity, fulfilment, and joy. It traces this abject degradation to materialistic pursuits of a Faustian civilization in its death throes, as Oswald Spengler portrays the Western Civilization in ‘The Decline of the West’ in the early twentieth century to the Mass Formation Hypnosis thesis of clinical psychologist Mattias Desmet,

The Decline of the West (German: Der Untergang des Abendlandes; more literally, The Downfall of the Occident), is a two-volume work by Oswald Spengler. The first volume, subtitled Form and Actuality, was published in the summer of 1918. The second volume, subtitled Perspectives of World History, was published in 1922. Calling Western or European as “Faustian”, Spengler recognized at least seven other high cultures: Babylonian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian (Hindu/Indigenous), Mesoamerican (Mayan/Aztec), Classical (Greek/Roman as “Apollonian”) and the non-Babylonian Middle East (“Magian”). The “Semitic”, Arabian and Persian, and the Abrahamic religions in general as originating from them (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) are combined as “Magian”. He calls modern Westerners as “Faustian”. According to Spengler, the Western world was ending and the final season, the “winter” of Faustian Civilization, was being witnessed. In Spengler’s depiction, ‘Western Man was a proud but tragic figure because, while he strives and creates, he secretly knows the actual goal will never be reached’.

Mattias Desmet, Professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University is the world’s leading expert in the phenomenon known as “mass formation,” which is a type of hypnotic state that occurs when people are isolated from one another and free-floating anxiety is prevalent, as in during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is author of The Psychology of Totalitarianism (2022). in which he shares how the new totalitarianism is led by ‘Dull Bureaucrats and Technocrats’ and cautions that people must not let fear stop them from dissent against irrational policies. Reviewing his book, which she finds as a sequel to Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), Margret Kopala, community activist and public policy analyst based in Ottawa, Canada, writes:

“Tyrannical rulers wielding fear as a crude tool of control is an ancient and sadly familiar tale, but coldly planning the systematic application of fear to achieve sustained psychological manipulation is another story. It is one about which I had grown apprehensive since the appearance of Covid-19. Although fear is a sometimes useful emotion (among other benefits, it keeps most of us away from the edge of cliffs), the eruption of official fear in the weeks following the declaration of a global pandemic seemed greatly out of proportion.

And it was strangely combined with incomplete or contradictory factual information. Every information source blared that Covid-19 cases were proliferating, yet no one explained what a “case” comprised. People were dying and being hospitalized, we heard, but what about the rest? What was their status? And what categories were truly at risk? Statistics without context was fearmongering, some began to point out, but to little avail as fear quickly took over nearly everything.

The Psychology of Totalitarianism, a newly published book by academic Mattias Desmet, provides a systematic theoretical framework for this worrying dynamic and what has followed. Desmet’s analysis is highly plausible – and, accordingly, somewhat fear-inducing in its own right.”

In Climate & Ecological Emergency: A Sanity Check, we explore how the truth has been shrouded first in denial of the science and now in subterfuge, escapism, hypocrisy and perversion of neo-religious cults. Even as this book borrows heavily from the masterly crafted series of essays on the ‘development’ idea by Wolfgang Sachs, in this chapter, it breaks away from Sachs’ narrative in two distinct ways.

One is that this book brings in an emic view of the indigenous cultures along with the etic view that Sachs relies upon. Thus, we see that in ‘Yagya’ way of life or the classic art and science of creating all around abundance and prosperity by giving. The subtle, scientific and social aspects of Yagya combine to create a much higher – sane and sanguine – form of ‘development’ in a healthy, harmonious and holistic way, than what merely frugality, simplicity and ‘subsistence economies’ indicate, even as they are great virtues, held dearly by the indigenous societies.

Two, with the benefit of hindsight, this book also explores the possibilities of how ‘undressing’ the forms of ‘development’ from the banal to the bizarre, grandiose to grotesque, monstrous and macabre, and in a subliminal way, measly and miasmic that dot our landscapes and are marauding into even the vast and deep oceans and the outer space. This, beyond our wildest imagination, can be made as engaging, exciting and enthralling, especially to the youth and children with a surge of creativity and innovation to discover the beauty in its ugliness with a deep-dive holistic and harmonious design thinking. Its ugliness can be chiselled and handcrafted with a natural and enduring aesthetic sense to undress it in ways that are titillating and tantalising. It applies many modern technologies in gainful and sanguine ways. In the spirit of Schumpeter’s ‘creative destruction of obsolete structures’, this new mission of humanity must be ably supported by a global consensus and enforceable mandate to implement the Yagya or the indigenous model, just as ‘development’ was presented as the American or the non-indigenous model in the past decades since the Second World War.  

Unmasked: An Ode to Truth is the essence of the book as a poetry. The quest for truth and justice and for peace and harmony continues in the upcoming books of the One World for Many Worlds trilogy.

Keeping up with the larger purpose of this book to raise awareness, to create a worldwide discourse and to build a global consensus, this book is designed as a trilogy for greater interactivity. The first book sets the context as it informs and awakens the readers to the ‘greatest con’ in human history in the name of ‘development’. In the second and third books on the solutions at the local and global levels, respectively, we integrate the responses – feedbacks, suggestions and new ideas – that we receive after the release of the first book on 26 February, 2023. We propose to complete this process for a final launch of the trilogy on April 22, 2023, when we celebrate Earth Day, as our tribute to Gaia, the Mother Earth.

In the second book titled Harmonisation of Everything, we shall dissect the Covid pandemic, a fallout of the fatally flawed ‘development’ idea with the high degree of Terrain Toxicity that it creates, its impact at the local community levels in cities and villages and present a vision that we truly care about and pathways of new possibilities in the form of LACE Model for localised abundance and circular economy, for people to judge for themselves. 

In the first section on The Discovery of Pandemic, it uncovers the massive fraud and criminality in gross violation to medical ethics. It trails this to the evil shenanigans* of biotech research and pharma sector who become the trojan horses for a most vicious and treacherous bio-psycho-spiritual warfare. It zooms in on the impacts of rabid globalisation at the local levels in a section on A Vibrant Neighbourhood ‘Goes to the Dogs’

It then turns to solutions with a vision of new possibilities and pathways for implementation. It starts with Harmonising Human Habitats, as the central challenge of our times, humongous and humbling, leveraging many of the same technologies to heal and repair the natural ecosystems and social fabric that were used to damage and destruct them before. To break the mass hypnosis around the Covid virus and vaccine, it offers a new focal point for global discourse. Is Car Culture coming in the way as the biggest stumbling block to transition from the ‘development’ era of ‘Weaponization of Everything’ to a ‘post-development’ era of ‘Harmonisation of Everything’?

Moving away for Car Culture dominated by private ownership of motor vehicles (or private ridership of taxis with empty seats), it proposes a full-fledged MAAS Movement (Mobility-As-A-Service) as the next big thing for transportation and as a kickstart to our larger solution for food and water abundance; materials library in every neighbourhood (zero to landfill and waste to wealth); people and eco-friendly housing and transportation for all as the 5 verticals of LACE Model for Localised Abundance and Circular Economy and 5 horizontals – Peace & Harmony; Holistic Education, Health and Energy Solutions and our preparedness for Disaster/ Emergency Response and Care Giving.

The third and the final book in the trilogy is titled Creative Unity in a Fragmented World in which we lay down a template for grassroots to global governance that reflects both local needs and aspirations as a whole and simultaneously unifies and harmonises them into seamless vision of One World that is synergistic with the protection, preservation, and progress of the Many Worlds. This outlines the need and urgency for Global Governance as an Emergency Response and shares a vision and pathways for timely implementation without any further delay, before the legally binding WHO Pandemic Prevention Treaty negotiations on the ‘Zero Draft’ starting on 27 February 2023 gets ratified creating a de jure global totalitarian regime.

It proposes creation of a World Government with 80 provinces, each serving 100 million people and further localised as 50 districts each with a population of 2 million with its inalienable rights to land, water, forests, skills and livestocks or the Commons. It thus proposes a ‘dual sovereignty’ at local levels where all the needs are materialised with judicious use of limited physical resources and at global level, where the desires and aspirations are spiritualised at the subtle levels with their unbounded abundance as the consciousness moves higher and higher. 

It further explores the relationship of India and the World and foresees a greater responsibility for this ancient culture at a critical juncture for humanity and how it needs to rise to the occasion. It proposes a greater Role of Civil Society to fill up the void left behind by the failure of multilateralism in an intensely globalised world and how the sovereignty of narrow-minded, inward-looking nation-states came in the way of addressing global challenges.

The final and concluding section Creative Unity in a Fragmented World offers a vision of unity in diversity where the one and many are not competing with each other but complement and synergise with each other to together lift the world out of the sinking morass of ‘development’ that has hit the rock bottom with the dead-ends of anti-humanism and trans-humanism and takes it to the safe harbours of sanity and peace for all in harmony with nature and to the glorious heights of indigenous cultures. Let us rejoice in our true and real enlightenment of humanity as a whole, united in the blissful harmony of the One World that embraces the Many Worlds in its sanguine warmth.


Excerpts: Climate & Ecological Emergency: A Sanity Check

“Prudent risk management requires consideration of bad-to-worst-case scenarios. Yet, for climate change, such potential futures are poorly understood. Could anthropogenic climate change result in worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction? At present, this is a dangerously underexplored topic. Yet there are ample reasons to suspect that climate change could result in a global catastrophe. Analysing the mechanisms for these extreme consequences could help galvanise action, improve resilience, and inform policy, including emergency responses.”

– From ‘Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios‘ by Luke Kemp, Chi Xu, Joanna Depledge, and Timothy M. Lenton, edited by Kerry Emanuel, MIT, Cambridge, March 2022

Earth, Our Only Home

From households to communities to countries, we have House Rules or Laws of the Land for the citizens and for guests and visitors. Adherence to these rules is considered quintessential for their smooth functioning and for their continuance as sustainable entities. We not only follow these rules, we reward good behaviour and penalise those who break those rules. Further, there are deterrent penalties for repeat and serious offenders. Framing these rules and abiding by them are a key feature of civilisation and very often they are heralded as markers to distinguish advanced civilised countries from the backward ones.

In the same way, there are House Rules for living on the lovely green and blue planet Earth, that the indigenous see as a mother and which is our only home. This home of ours is in the danger of losing its ability to support life, due to gross violation of its House Rules and the perversity of modern civilisation that rewards the violators and even puts the biggest and repeat offenders into positions of influence and decision making, where they can frame laws for their impunity. These laws are at times, cleverly disguised as helping the poor and underprivileged but as we shall highlight in the next section, its hidden objective has been to feed their greed and pathological addiction to polluting lifestyle and vested interests. This pathological addiction has now turned into a full-scale paranoia in which they are now hiding behind religious cults with delusional ideologies of anti-humanism and trans-humanism. This has further complicated our response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. We need a sanity check to come to terms with this grotesque situation in order to save our only home.  

“Earth is the home we know and love not because it is Earth-sized and temperate…(but because) it has a billion-year-old relation with life. Present-day Earth is our life-support system, and we cannot live without it. ..Just as life on Earth has evolved with our planet over billions of years, forming a deep, unique relationship that makes the world we see today, any alien life on a distant planet will have a similarly deep and unique bond with its own planet. ..Living on a warming Earth presents many challenges. But these pale in comparison with the challenges of converting Mars, or any other planet, into a viable alternative. Scientists study Mars and other planets to better understand how Earth and life formed and evolved, and how they shape each other. We look to worlds beyond our horizons to better understand ourselves. In searching the Universe, we are not looking for an escape to our problems: Earth is our unique and only home in the cosmos. There is no planet B.”

House Rules of Mother Earth

Like in any home or in a homeland, following the House Rules of Mother Earth are necessary for our peaceful and harmonious coexistence and at this late stage when we are pushed to the brink of extinction, our very survival as humans. 

House Rule #1 Every species on Earth must have a species-appropriate and species-scale habitat. It is noteworthy that even as every species from ants to elephants, birds and fishes follow this rule, it is only the modern industrial society who have been violating this rule. The violation of human-scale habitats is primarily caused by automobile-dependent land use planning and sprawl. The violation of human-appropriate habitats are caused by artificial heating and cooling of living spaces in regions which are not hospitable for non-indigenous ways of life. In other areas that are hospitable for humans, violation of the house rule occurs due to wasteful and harmful use of electricity, piped water supply, fossil fuel supply, roads, and communication networks. 

“Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, after having rebounded from the COVID economic decline to an all-time-high in 2021, continue to rise in 2022 and hit another record high… With emissions still rising, weather extremes continue, and were even more clearly attributable to climate change.” 

– Sivan Kartha, Board member of Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists and scientist at the Stockholm Environmental Institute

“Humans will be extinct by 2026” – Professor Guy McPherson, climate scientist on abrupt climate change on 20 January 2023 

“Scientists warn humanity is running low on the resources that sustain it, leading to the destruction of our way of life within decades. This is considered the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history, but it isn’t the first caused by a natural disaster. Fossil record research says today’s rate of extinction is 100 times faster than typical history.” – Humans Will Soon Go Extinct Unless We Can Find 5 More Earths, Stanford scientists Paul Ehlrich and  Tony Barnosky , report by Tim Newcomb, 5 January 2023

“Facing a future of accelerating climate change while blind to worst-case scenarios is naive risk management at best and fatally foolish at worst,” the scientists said, adding that there were “ample reasons” to suspect global heating could result in an apocalyptic disaster.” – The Guardian, Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’, August 2022

Healthy Emissions vis-a-vis Toxic Pollution 

The central challenge in our efforts to address the climate and ecological emergency, as we come out of denial and face the reality, is to uncover the mystery on how the nature of emissions from slow combustion of biomass in indigenous societies varies from the rapid combustion of fossil fuels by modern industrial society. The reason why this mystery at the heart of the climate and ecological crises remains ‘dangerously unexplored’ even amidst a plethora of scientific research on everything under the sun is not difficult to track. This follows the pattern of ‘towering conceit’ that we find in the case of ‘development’, ‘poverty alleviation’, ‘environment conservation’ and ‘vaccines’ as part of an elaborate psychological war against humanity.  

In the traditional indigenous cultures that have existed for thousands of years, extraction of fossil fuels, minerals and even water from deep below the Earth’s surface is prohibited. The emissions from slow combustion of selective biomass – tree sheddings, wood, herbs, crop residue, dung cakes from indigenous breeds etc., on the other hand, obtained from forest or farming income, are beneficial for humans and all kinds of flora and fauna. 

A major concern with current climate change in the past 200 years, however, is due to the indiscreet, large-scale and unabated use of fossil fuels – coal, petroleum, (un)natural gas, shale oil – by the modern industrial society fueled by greed and apathy that has created pathological addiction and acute dependence throughout the modern industrial civilisation. Unlike in earlier periods of healthy emissions from the Yagya way of life which was part of the natural cycle of Earth, the feedback mechanisms now are causing a ‘runaway’ warming effect in modern times that is proving to be extremely difficult to halt or reverse, unless we take urgent actions to completely ban extraction and use of fossil fuels and other toxic pollutants.

Climate and ecological emergency is a direct result of violation of the House Rules of Mother Earth by the modern industrial society, primarily due to its pathological dependence on coal, petroleum, minerals and water extracted from deep below the surface of the Earth over the past 200 years and the impunity of its offenders rooted in their abjectly vulgar belief of Earth, not as mother that feeds and nurtures us, but a ‘kept’ to be ravaged and plundered. 

Religious Cults – Ánti-humanism and Trans-humanism

We are witnessing today a highly shocking mass suicide pact driven by dangerous ‘neo-religious cults’ that wants to take whole of humanity down with them. Needless to add, this criminal behaviour is in gross violation of the established global norms of protection of human life and respect for human dignity

This horrendous act of mass murder at an unprecedented scale in the history of humankind, is goaded primarily by two diverse ideologies – ‘anti-humanism’ (that blames humanity for destroying nature and therefore wants to exterminate humans to save nature) and ‘transhumanism’ (it believes human bodies are not needed as their minds can be merged into supercomputers and achieve ‘technological singularity’, fueling the ongoing destruction of nature’s life support systems that will lead to human extinction). Like the dialectic of capitalism and communism, that together colluded to further the industrialisation agenda in the garb of development, even as they were perceived as opposing ideologies, the new dialectic of anti-humanism and trans-humanism has been planted to further the depopulation agenda that is essentially, a mass suicide pact fueled by a real HIV pandemic of hubris, ignorance and vanity. 

Driven by highly powerful and ‘wealthy’ people on either side, humanity is thus trapped between a rock and a hard place. Both however, covertly and overtly agree on the human depopulation agenda, working in insidious collusion behind the scenes, to expedite human extinction, with the Covid Pandemic as its ‘trojan horse’ for a treacherous bio-psycho-spiritual warfare. 

Out of their hubris and vanity, these dangerous criminals are not only apathetic to the rest of humanity, emboldened by their success so far in taming the global institutions and deluding the masses, they are even the loudest voices demanding a New World Order. Mindless of the fact that they are the ones who control the Old World Order. These greedy and selfish megalomaniacs have also given a bad name to globalism, even though their interests are only to serve a few and shrinking number of the rich and powerful money bags and their planted political agents through whom they control the other institutions from media to academia.

The Farce of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13

Although bad-to-worst case scenarios remain underexplored in the scientific literature, statements labelling climate change as catastrophic are not uncommon. UN Secretary-General António Guterres called climate change an “existential threat.” Academic studies have warned that warming above 5 °C is likely to be “beyond catastrophic”, and above 6 °C constitutes “an indisputable global catastrophe”.

The Deeper Simplicity

The dehumanising and despiritualising ideologies of anti- and trans-humanism are offshoots of the same materialistic development paradigm that has dominated the global narrative since the middle of the Twentieth Century, as the last and most treacherous stage of ‘colonialism’ and ‘European renaissance’ for over past 500 years. 

Wolfgang Sachs in his treatise on Development : A Guide to the Ruins pins down this deeper simplicity at the bottom of the raging chaos of delusion and derangement to the discovery of ‘poverty’ by America, the new military superpower just after the Second World War. Without this important discovery, the powerful and massive foundation of development with its wide universal appeal could not be laid.

‘Poor is not necessarily poor’

“Binary divisions, such as healthy/ill, normal/abnormal or, more pertinently, rich/poor, are like steamrollers of the mind; they level a multiform world, completely flattening anything which does not fit. The stereotyped talk of ‘poverty’ has disfigured the different, indeed contrasting, forms of poverty beyond recognition. It fails to distinguish, for example, between frugality, destitution, and scarcity.”

Frugality is a mark of cultures free from the frenzy of accumulation. This is akin, in modern parlance to just-in-time, lean and agile, but robust and resilient systems. In these, the necessities of everyday life are mostly won from subsistence production with only the smaller part being purchased on the market. 

In Indian culture, this value of non-hoarding or aparigrah is held as a key to spiritual progress and socialised in the practice of ‘daan’ or giving away your surpluses periodically and all of it after three to five years and starting afresh. Frugality is upheld as a high virtue among professions such as educators (guru / shikshak), healers (vaidya) and protectors (kshaatra).  These ways of life maintained by cultures which recognize and cultivate a state of sufficiency is a resonating feature of all indigenous societies around the world; it only turns into demeaning ‘poverty’ when pressurised by an accumulating society, that puts its most wretched and despicable accumulators on the cover page of their magazines and glorifies them as its ‘role models’.

The World As a System

A new category of problems – ‘global issues’ – emerged which demanded a forum and the UN seized the opportunity. Stockholm was only the beginning of a series of major conferences (on population, food, science and technology, desertification and so on), which helped alter our perception of global space. The world had previously been seen as open country in which a multitude of nations pursued economic growth, each for itself and against all the others. This was slowly replaced by the image of an interconnected global system in which all nations had to operate under an array of restrictive conditions. Global space was experienced less and less in terms of opportunity and ever more clearly in terms of limitation.

After these readjustments had been made, both conventional and socially-aware adherents of growth were able to live with a call for a conserver society; environmentalism was no longer in contradiction with the traditional debates on growth and basic needs. In effect the Brundtland Report incorporated ecological concern into the idea of development by erecting ‘sustainable development’ as a conceptual roof under which the environment could be both violated and healed. As so many times in the last 40 years, when the destructive effects of development were recognized ‘development’ was stretched in such a way as to include both injury and therapy.

Transition to the Yagya way of life 

Kim Kendall is a retired Clinical Psychologist and Political Ecologist with a specialty in social barriers to adoption of sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods. In an essay titled ‘Against the Economic Grain: Addressing the Social Challenges of Sustainable Livelihoods’ published by on in January, 2023, he shares the challenges on the way to cut fossil fuel emissions in half by 2030, which many observers would consider the least that we could do to avert human extinction. We not only need to completely reorganise our energy systems (deep decarbonization), he says, we also need to completely reorganise our day-to-day lives. 

When thoughtful authors speak of the need for “the deep transformation” of our values and sense of connection to Earth, the need for transformative or “quantum” social change, what exactly are they getting at? What would that transformation look like on a day-to-day basis for the majority of us? And what is getting in the way?

Going down the hill slope of fossil fuel dependent industrial civilisation might have had its own set of challenges. Giving up fossil fuels as we need to climb back will inevitably require two things: one, a world government to create an enforceable global mandate to level the playing field in order to overcome the socio-economic and socio-cultural challenges. That would make it possible to give up fossil fuel altogether within the next three years, if not earlier. Two, even as the west seems determined to end the fossil fuel story, giving up fossil fuel dependencies, as Kim Kendal elucidates in the passage above, also creates a void. The western world doesn’t have a new story that can enthuse a new sense of purpose. Not surprising, suicidal religious cults of anti-humanism and trans-humanism are gushing in, towards this depressing and vacuous atmosphere. 

Charter for Gaia Nation (Zero Draft for discourse, consensus and ratification)


We, the indigenous peoples of Gaia, Mother Earth:

Considering that we are all part of Gaia, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny;

Gratefully acknowledging that Gaia is the source of life, nourishment and learning and provides everything we need to live well;

Recognizing that all forms of depredation, exploitation, abuse and contamination in the name of ‘development’ have caused great destruction, degradation and disruption of Earth, putting life as we know it today at great risk at the brink of extinction of large number of species, including human beings, through climate and ecological collapse, war and food crises;

Convinced that in an interdependent living community it is not possible to recognize the rights of only human beings without causing an imbalance within Earth;

Affirming that to guarantee human rights it is necessary to recognize and defend the rights of Gaia and all beings in her and that there are existing cultures, practices and laws that do so;

Conscious of the urgency of taking decisive, collective action to transform structures and systems to protect and nurture life on Earth and for peace, prosperity and joy for all in harmony with nature;

Resolve to unite as Gaia Nation for peace, justice, prosperity and joy for all in harmony with nature and with a holistic design to create One World for Many Worlds that respects our diversity of cultures and customs and for human dignity and rights over natural resources of local communities while fulfilling our unity as Gaia Nation;

Proclaim this Charter for Gaia Nation to the end that every individual and institution, including all existing nation governments takes responsibility to promote through teaching, education, and consciousness raising, respect for the rights recognized in this Charter and ensure through prompt and progressive measures and mechanisms, local, regional and global, their universal and effective recognition and observance among all peoples in the world of the Gaia Nation.

Article 1. Gaia, Mother Earth

(1)  Gaia, Mother Earth is a living being.

(2)  Gaia is a unique, indivisible, self-regulating community of interrelated beings that sustains, contains and reproduces all beings.

(3)  Each being is defined by its relationships as an integral part of Gaia.

(4)  The inherent rights of Gaia are inalienable in that they arise from the same source as existence.

(5)  Gaia and all beings are entitled to all the inherent rights recognized in this Charter for Gaia Nation without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic and inorganic beings, species, origin, use to human beings, or any other status.

(6)  Just as human beings have human rights, all other beings also have rights which are specific to their species or kind and appropriate for their role and function within the communities within which they exist.

(7)  The rights of each being are limited by the rights of other beings and any conflict between their rights must be resolved in a way that maintains the integrity, balance and health of Gaia.

Article 2. Inherent Rights of Gaia

(1)  Gaia and all beings of which she is composed have the following inherent rights:

(a)  the right to life and to exist;

(b)  the right to be respected;

(c)  the right to regenerate its biocapacity and to continue its vital cycles and processes free from human disruptions;

(d)  the right to maintain its identity and integrity as a distinct, self-regulating and interrelated being;

(e)  the right to water as a source of life;

(f)   the right to clean air;

(g)  the right to integral health;

(h)   the right to be free from contamination, pollution and toxic or radioactive waste;

(i)    the right to not have its genetic structure modified or disrupted in a manner that threatens its integrity or vital and healthy functioning;

(j)    the right to full and prompt restoration for violation of the rights recognized in this Charter caused by human activities;

(2)  Each being has the right to a place and to play its role in Earth for her harmonious functioning.

(3)  Every being has the right to wellbeing and to live free from torture or cruel treatment by human beings.

Article 3. Obligations of human beings to Gaia

(1)  Every human being is responsible for respecting and living in harmony with and as Gaia.

(2)  Human beings, and all public and private institutions, including nation governments, must:

(a)  act in accordance with the rights and obligations recognized in this Charter;

(b)  recognize and promote the full implementation and enforcement of the rights and obligations recognized in this Charter;

(c)  promote and participate in learning, analysis, interpretation and communication about how to live in harmony with Gaia in accordance with this Charter;

(d)  ensure that the pursuit of human wellbeing contributes to the wellbeing of Gaia, now and in the future;

(e)  establish and apply effective norms and laws for the defence, protection and conservation of the rights of Gaia;

(f)   respect, protect, conserve and where necessary, restore the integrity, of the vital ecological cycles, processes and balances of Gaia;

(g)  guarantee that the damages caused by human violations of the inherent rights recognized in this Declaration are rectified and that those responsible are held accountable for restoring the integrity and health of Gaia;

(h)  empower human beings and institutions to defend the rights of Gaia and of all beings;

(i)    establish precautionary and restrictive measures to prevent human activities from causing species extinction, the destruction of ecosystems or the disruption of ecological cycles;

(j)    guarantee peace and eliminate nuclear, chemical, biological and all other weapons causing harm to our body, mind and spirit;

(k)  promote and support practices of respect for Gaia and all beings, in accordance with their own cultures, traditions and customs;

(l)    promote socio-economic systems that are in harmony with Gaia and in accordance with the rights recognized in Charter.

Article 4. Definitions

(1)  The term “being” includes ecosystems, natural communities, species and all other natural entities which exist as part of Gaia.

(2)  Nothing in this Charter restricts the recognition of other inherent rights of all beings or specified beings.

The Spirit of Oneness*

The mental, physical, chemical, and other innumerable facts concerning all branches of knowledge are endless but are all united in myself. It is an untold mystery of unity in me, that has the simplicity of the infinite and yet, it reduces the immense mass of multitude to a single point. Tat tvam asi**. I am that.

This One in me knows the universe of the many. But, in whatever it knows, it knows the One in different aspects. It knows this world only because this world is One to it, in spite of the seeming contradiction of the endless facts contained in the single fact of the One World. Its knowledge of a tree is the knowledge of a unity, which appears in every aspect of a tree from its seed to its roots to stem, branches and leaves, flowers and fruits.

This One in me is creative. Its creations gives expression to an ideal of unity in its endless show of variety. Such are its pictures, poems, music, in which it finds joy only because they reveal the perfect forms of an inherent unity.

This One in me not only seeks unity in knowledge for its understanding and creates images of unity for its delight; it also seeks union in love for its fulfilment. It seeks itself in others. This is a fact, which would be absurd had there been no great medium of truth to give it reality. In love we find a joy which is ultimate because it is the ultimate truth. Therefore it is said in the Upanishads that the advaitam is anantam,—”the One is Infinite”; that the advaitam is anandam,— “the One is Love” .

To give a perfect expression to the One, the Infinite, through the harmony of the many; to the One, the Love, through the sacrifice of self, is the object alike of our individual life and our society.

*Adapted from Introduction to ‘Creative Unity’ by poet-philosopher ‘Gurudev’ Rabindranath Tagore published in 1922
**Literally meaning “thou art that”. This famous expression of the relationship between the individual and the Absolute is frequently repeated in the sixth chapter of the Chhandogya Upanishad, one of the classic texts of Vedanta philosophy of Non-duality. This Upanishad listed in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads belongs to the Tandya school of the Samaveda, one of the four Vedic texts. As part of the poetic and chants-focused Samaveda, the broad unifying theme of the Chhandogya Upanishad is the importance of speech, language, song and chants to man’s quest for knowledge and salvation, to metaphysical premises and questions, as well as to rituals.

Background Note

This ‘Charter for Gaia Nation’ is adapted from the ‘Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth’ created at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth held in Cochabamba, Bolivia on April 22, 2010 by the approximately 35,000 participants. With the wide global reach of the internet, we propose a discourse and consensus building for a final draft to be ratified by 22 April, 2023, 13 years after the Cochabamba Declaration on Earth Day along with a formal announcement of Gaia Nation and commencement of the formation of world government.

Indigenous Peoples challenge prevailing Western discourses, such as on human rights and on the normative foundations of the international world order and the UN (Tauli Corpus, 1999). The worldviews of Indigenous Peoples have also challenged the prevalent discourse on sustainable development, calling for recognition and respect of their traditional knowledge and collective rights to use and control the lands and natural resources that they depend on and strive to protect. Indigenous Peoples occupied a prominent role in the preparatory sessions for the 1992 Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Tauli-Corpus, 1999).

Their lobbying and organizing efforts, which began in Stockholm 20 years earlier, resulted in a wider recognition of Indigenous Peoples in Agenda 21, the programme of action adopted in Rio. In addition to being referenced throughout the 40-chapter action program, Chapter 26 explicitly called for establishment of a process to empower Indigenous Peoples and their communities through various measures. Chapter 26 also called for the involvement of Indigenous Peoples and their communities at the national and local levels in resource management and conservation strategies to support and review sustainable development strategies. 

Since 1992, Indigenous Peoples have engaged directly in UN processes on sustainable development, including in the Commission on Sustainable Development (1993-2013) and its successor, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, the outcome document, “The Future We Want,” recognized the importance of the participation of Indigenous Peoples in the achievement of sustainable development.

Indigenous Peoples’ organizations also worked on the sidelines of the sustainable development process adopting a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2010. This declaration stands in opposition to the green economy and growth narrative, which later underpinned the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals.


Excerpts: The Travesty of Development

“To keep indefinitely walking on, along a zigzag course of change, is negative and barren. A mere procession of notes does not make music; it is only when we have in the heart of the march of sounds some musical idea that it creates song. Our faith in the infinite reality of Perfection is that musical idea, and there is that one great creative force in our civilisation. When it wakens not, then our faith in money, in material power, takes its place; it fights and destroys, and in a brilliant fireworks of star-mimicry suddenly exhausts itself and dies in ashes and smoke.”
– Rabindranath Tagore in Creative Unity, 1922

‘Development’ is dominantly perceived in the world today as modern technological advancement that creates greater material comforts and ‘quick fixes’ to take us away from an earlier era portrayed as ‘backwardness’. This backwardness of largely the ‘underdeveloped’ and ‘developing’ countries by this definition is marked by poverty, destitution, starvation, deprivation, hunger and mal-nutrition, illiteracy and social evils, disease and large-scale unemployment. In this way, ‘development’ has been heralded as a lofty ideal, where the ‘underdeveloped’ and ‘developing’ countries should catch up with the ‘developed’ countries and the later should keep developing further. In an era in which globalisation has made deep inroads, one of its remarkable successes has been to unite the world with a sweeping consensus it has manufactured across diverse regions on this dominant perception of development. Travesty refers to something that fails to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent, in a way that is shocking or offensive.

Like the ‘Covid vaccines’ that are supposed to protect us from a ‘highly dangerous and mutating virus’ that would otherwise cause untold misery of dangerous disease and wipe out the human population, the ‘side-effects’ of the ‘development idea’ have also been widely deliberated. But the benefits of the ‘development idea’ ranging from its purported saving from drudgery of physical labour, savings in time and many other benefits such as greater connectivity, we have been told, far outweigh the ‘side-effects’ just as it has been claimed for the ‘Covid vaccine’. 

Just like the ‘Covid vaccine’, ‘development’ in the aftermath of the Second World War was presented as a panacea for many a ills plaguing the human society, especially for the erstwhile ‘savages’ of the Enlightenment era or the ‘subjects and slaves’ of the Colonial era. They now had a more benign classification as ‘underdeveloped’ and ‘developing’ countries, also clubbed together as Third World and Global South. So wide and popular was its appeal that very soon development was elevated to the status of a new religion and it was made mandatory for every political regime around the world, or they would face the wrath of the newly anointed gods of development and its clergymen. Its adherents traversed diverse ideologies and in most parts of the world, human suffering was equated to lack of this kind of development. To the extent that even more of newer advances of ‘development’ was also considered as the antidote for the ‘side-effects’ even as they kept growing and getting out of control.

Wolfgang Sachs is a researcher, writer and university teacher in the field of environment, development, and globalisation. Sachs is the principal author of Fair Future: Resource Conflicts, Security and Global Justice and Sustainable Germany in a Globalized World, both major studies produced by the Wuppertal Institute. Sachs is also a member of the Club of Rome, a lecturer at Schumacher College and an honorary professor at the University of Kassel, Germany.

In 1992, Sachs wrote a seminal series of essays for the New Internationalist called ‘Development: A Guide to the Ruins’. In this he describes the ‘development idea like a ruin in the intellectual landscape’ and uncovers the foundations of this ‘towering conceit’ to see it for what it is: ‘the outdated monument to an immodest era’. 

Just about when the Covid Pandemic was ‘officially’ discovered, in February of 2020, he wrote an obituary of the ‘development idea’ that he has been researching over several decades. Over a billion vials of the ‘Covid vaccine’ have been injected into the bloodstreams since,  in order to stop a ‘dangerous and mutating virus’ that seems so strikingly similar to what Sachs describes as the mutations of the ‘development idea’.

The concept of development, in his opinion,  lives on – and takes on new shapes as it is reframed by the United Nations, reinterpreted by the Vatican or hijacked by authoritarian populists to serve their own nationalist agenda. But, he argues now, we need to move beyond its misguided assumptions into a new ‘post-development era’ based on ‘eco-solidarity’. 

A brilliant writer, Sachs shares valuable insights that piece together thread by thread, ‘development’ as the final and the most treacherous stage of ‘colonialism’ that has spread its tentacles to far corners of the world. It is safe to conclude by now that ‘development’ has been the greatest and one of the long-lasting ‘con’ in the entire human history. 

Connecting the ‘dots’ between Spengler’s Faustian civilisation and Desmet’ s Mass Formation Psychosis, Wolfgang Sachs in February 2020 fills in the blanks with this masterpiece published in the February 2020 issue of New Internationalist titled ‘The Age of Development: An Obituary’, just when the Mass Formation Psychosis around the Covid virus was being manufactured as the last desperate act of the Faustian civilisation in its death throes. Hannah Arendt was prophetic in her proclamation of Totalitarianism as dissipative and self-destructive. Eric Wolff connects the remaining ‘dots’ and traces it back to the venerated Harvard University through its handiwork the World Economic Forum. 

“‘Development’ is one of those zombie categories that have long since decayed, but still wander around resembling a worn-out utopia. Apparently buried long ago, the concept’s ghost is still haunting world politics. Despite the huge upheavals in world affairs recently, all of a sudden development appears to have made a comeback.

The new breed of authoritarian leaders are now enthusiastic about development, for example. Yet, with the rise of national populism, the idea of development no longer plays an inspiring, forward-looking role, as it did in the days when nation-states were being decolonized and even at the time of deregulation of global markets. The Trumps and the Bolsonaros, the Erdoğans and Modis of this world still believe in development, in so far as that means large projects, mass purchasing power and unregulated movements for corporations. But, besides being authoritarian and xenophobic, they are declared enemies of the environment.”

Survival now, NOT Progress

“That era is over: development is more often about survival now, not progress. The SDGs are designed to guarantee the minimum level of human rights and environmental conditions. No more and no less, but the sky-storming belief in progress has given way to the need for survival. The papal letter Laudato si’ disregards the keywords ‘development’ and ‘progress’, whereas the Paris climate deal is meant to avoid catastrophes and wars.”

A World Power in Search of a Mission

“Wind and snow stormed over Pennsylvania Avenue on 20 January 1949 when, in his inauguration speech before Congress, US President Harry Truman defined the largest part of the world as “underdeveloped areas”. There it was, suddenly a permanent feature of the landscape, a pivotal concept which crammed the immeasurable diversity of the globe’s south into single category: ‘underdeveloped’. For the first time, the new world view was thus announced; all the peoples of the earth were to move along the same track and aspire to only one goal: development.

And the road to follow lay clearly before the President’s eyes: “Greater production is the key to prosperity and peace.”

Old World Order – A de facto American Colony 

Development meant nothing more than projecting the American model of society on to the rest of the world. Truman really needed such a reconceptualisation of the world. The old colonial world had fallen apart. The United States, the strongest nation to emerge from the War, was obliged to act as the new world power. For this it needed a vision of a new global order.

The concept of development provided the answer because it presented the world as collection of homogeneous entities, held together not through the political dominion of colonial times, but through economic interdependence. It meant the independence process of young countries could be allowed to proceed because they automatically fell under the wing of the US anyway when they proclaimed themselves to be subjects of economic development.

Development was the conceptual vehicle which allowed the US to behave as herald of national self-determination while at the same time founding a new type of world-wide domination: an anti-colonial imperialism..

Post-Development – Weaponization of Everything

After development died in the early 1990s, its remains were weaponised. The Old World Order was in a free fall with bouts of paranoia interspersed with hubris, ignorance and vanity. Its first attempt at a massive conceit was the self-inflicted 9/11 terror attack with simultaneous implosions in the basement of the World Trade Centre towers just as the planes struck. As America’s credibility was falling in the eyes of the world and its own people, this was followed by the bombing of Iraq in search of the Weapons of Mass Destruction that its intelligence sources knew were not there. They have only been emboldened to carry out more brazen crimes against humanity – the latest one being the highly deceitful use of a pandemic prevention protocol as a trojan horse to launch a global scale bio-psycho-spiritual warfare. 

Their key agenda with the Covid warfare is to depopulate Earth of nearly 7.5 billion humans, 90% less than the human population of 8 billion to meet their targeted population of 500 million humans by the year 2030, which they believe is Earth’s carrying capacity in the current scenario. 

In normal circumstances, human society would see this as cold blooded mass murder, genocide and pogrom that would erase the memories of Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung. But the materialistic developmentalists are remorseless and have been running scot-free despite the humongous scale of their crimes against humanity.  

One of the resounding claims of the materialistic developmentalists from the anthropocentric viewpoint, paradoxically, has been that it was worth the ecological cost as development was improving the quality of life for large swathes of mankind, uplifting them from the depths of poverty, deprivation and backwardness and most emphatically, their claim has been to increase the average lifespan from 30 odd years to about 80 years with better quality of life and human development indicators. This was already achieved in the Developed countries, the First World or the Global North and rest of the world, consisting of underdeveloped and Developing countries were to aspire for the same.

The obvious question that arises is this : 

How did humanity land itself in such a treacherous and murderous Ponzi gamble? 

How did our checks and balances fail so miserably?

When was the last time when the leading scientists felt that humanity was so close to extinction in the entire known history? 

Another World is Possible

In Creative Unity, written a century back in 1922, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore elucidates: 

“Through creation man expresses his truth; through that expression he gains back his truth in its fullness. Human society is for the best expression of man, and that expression, according to its perfection, leads him to the full realisation of the divine in humanity. When that expression is obscure, then his faith the Infinite that is within him becomes weak; then his aspiration cannot go beyond the idea of success. His faith in the Infinite is creative; his desire for success is constructive; one is his home, and the other is his office. With the overwhelming growth of necessity, civilisation becomes a gigantic office to which the home is a mere appendix. The predominance of the pursuit of success gives to society the character of what we call Shudra in India. In fighting a battle, the Kshatriya, the noble knight, followed his honour for his ideal, which was greater than victory itself; but the mercenary Shudra has success for his object. The name Shudra symbolises a man who has no margin round him beyond his bare utility. The word denotes a classification which includes all naked machines that have lost their completeness of humanity, be their work manual or intellectual.

They are like walking stomachs or brains, and we feel, in pity, urged to call on God and cry, “Cover them up for mercy’s sake with some veil of beauty and life!””

God is in the essence (Devil lies in the details)

Delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta on 2nd of November, 2022, S. Jaishankar, India’s Union Minister for External Affairs, said: 

“There is a larger change today underway in international affairs that is very important to comprehend. This emanates from the weaponization of everything. In recent years, we have already seen how trade, connectivity, debt, resources and even tourism have become the point of political pressure. The Ukraine conflict has dramatically widened the scope of such leveraging,” 

The erudite, hard working, dyed-in-the-wool career diplomat Dr Jaishankar was speaking on the topic of “India and the World”. After carefully deliberating upon his statements, tweets and pronouncements since, one can infer that this speech marks a high point of his tenure in the fourth year in his current role. What gets lost in the details of ‘weaponization of everything’ splashed across headlines of news channels, however, is its essence. 

When there is weaponization of everything, there can be no winners or losers as everyone destroys and kills everyone else. This is a recipe for what has been referred to as Mutually Assured Destruction in the context of nuclear warfare, even as in this case the killing is painfully slow and often treacherous, making the consequences much worse than even a nuclear warfare. 

From a higher level of thinking, however, the longing for life is far more powerful at any moment of time than the longing for destruction and death. What looks certain from this viewpoint is that  the weaponizers of everything are about to self-destruct themselves. In that way, they are not some indomitable force, as the Minister seems to believe, but they are more like sick, delusional, psychopathic suicide bombers. We, those who long for life, peace and harmony, even if we are few of us, must deal with them accordingly, as a good doctor would treat their patients. And it is remarkably easy to do so in a short few months as an Emergency Response that allows us to keep all the official and diplomatic protocols aside.

God is in the essence.

Devil lies in the Details

In a subsequent interview to Ashley Tellis, author and geopolitics researcher, a few days later and up to his address on 14th of January 2023 in Chennai, he has been more rhetorical and jingoistic and doesn’t live up to his own call for political creativity and innovative approaches, in his Kolkata speech. In his interview with Tellis, the Minister shares how he keeps getting lots of advice that turns him off. He thinks aloud on the repercussion of making bold moves in the global arena but laments that his ministry presently doesn’t have the capacity to deliver.

This book is aimed as a comprehensive response to his call to civil society for greater participation in global affairs, at a time when as he says ‘the very nature of our existence is globalised’. In between, I wrote to his office for a meeting on continuing the dialogue on his ‘India and the World’ but it did not evoke any response from his bureaucrats. I further learnt that with its policies shrouded in lies and hoaxes, the government is taking extra precaution to be secretive and mislead and delude the masses in intricate mesh of details.

God and Devil

To fully and unambiguously comprehend the meaning of ‘God is in the Essence and Devil is in the Details, let us first elaborate on a rational and logical construct of God and Devil. 

God is the super intelligence that regulates and governs the world. It can also be described as Natural Intelligence or NI. As long as we are truthful and humbly in harmony with its super intelligence, the God force also flows through us. Many of us experience that. From before the beginning, because the universe has always been in existence and its manifestation is cyclical giving the impression of a beginning and end, God or this super intelligence exists. In this spirit, our common belief is in humanism.  

Devil is created when we betray truth and out of hubris begin to believe that we can control and subjugate this super intelligence. Greed, apathy, pathological addictions, anger, fear and insecurity overpower us. This can also be delusional at times as one may profess their belief in God, but betray the truth and become part of the Devil, . They can even sway a large number of followers who may all believe that they are with God. Devil can also be described as Artificial Intelligence or AI. This is manifested in the dehumanising and despiritualising ideology of Transhumanism, which is a cryptic word for Dehumanism, in simple terms.

Competitive Spirit as the Weaponiser

As Wolfgang Sachs eloquently articulates in a chapter titled ‘Technology as a Trojan Horse’, weaponisation is inbuilt in the very design of modern notion of Development powered by competitive technological advancement. 

“There are two entirely different principles which can shape a society’s image of itself. Either a person-to-person or a person-to-things relationship predominates. In the first case, events are examined in the light of their significance with regard to neighbours or relatives, ancestors or gods; whereas, in the second, all the circumstances in the life of society are judged according to what they contribute to the acquisition and ownership of things. The modern epoch, whose thoughts and aspirations revolve mainly around property, production and distribution, devotes itself to the cult of things, the use of technology is thus its beatifying ritual.” – Chapter Five – Technology as a Trojan Horse, The Archaeology of the Development Idea written in 1992 by Wolfgang Sachs

To understand that we must first come to terms with what competition is, is it necessary and does it add real value in a sustainable manner? 

Competition is inherently rooted in the urge to feel superior and as a weapon to wipe out the inferior based on the rules of the competition as they are framed. It can for some time in some places lead to better and/or faster results in terms of product or service developed but if left unchecked it can very soon become counter-productive. The players themselves, whether they are competing nation-states, corporations, religions or other institutions, become incapacitated to offer the checks and balances. If they are also very powerful or ‘sovereign’ they would also resist and ‘veto’ any higher regulatory or governing body. 

Competitive spirit therefore is the root cause of ‘Weaponisation of Everything’. The Minister fails to see the root cause and exults in how his country can become more competitive and powerful in defending its national borders. He fails to see the elephant in the room in the form of a bio-psycho-spiritual warfare that has been wreaking havoc on the lives of his citizens and killing thousands of them, from within its borders administered by his own government.

It is ironic that as ‘External Affairs Minister’, he is oblivious to the fact that the enemy has already made deep inroads and is not limited to only border skirmishes that he mostly focuses and harps upon. A country, we must remember, is not just a landmass separated by borders, but also its people, the citizens of the country, which the government must protect.

Gaia Perspective on Pathways to World Federation by One World – 25 lecture series by Oded Gilad and Dena Freeman

12 December 2022

To: Oded Gilad


Thank you so much for such a wonderful presentation on One World. They have been very enriching for me to develop an even more holistic perspective, even as I have different viewpoint that I would like to share and invite feedback and suggestions. This reinforces why One World is more enriching for all of us instead of being imprisoned inside ‘sovereign nation-states’ that are enslaved by the global oligarchy. A very tricky and treacherous situation that is not only suffocative and miserable already but also increasingly a dangerous threat to our existence.

World government is an idea whose time has come. As Convenor for Gaia Earth Sansad, thinking in this direction, here is one such way forward on pathways to world federation adapted from a 1952 Declaration by spiritual leader and founder of Vihangam Yoga, with over 60 million followers in 50 countries worldwide.

I would also like to share with you this email I sent to our External Affairs Minister in India.

From: Oded Gilad

Dear Chandra – namaste!

Thank you for your good words and for the document you shared. I encourage you in your important work of spreading this message, which is literally the most important in the world.

You might find our other lectures in the series, and maybe particularly this one, also helpful.

Best wishes,


To: Oded Gilad

Thank you Oded,

I have seen the one you referred to on JL Nehru’s vision as well as much of the 25 lectures to get a gist of overall thrust and substance.

The key pointers to where I have different view are as follows:

1. Trusteeship : This must be as a pillar stone of the world government. With all due regards, coming from a euro-centric context, the contractual checks and balances, framed in legalese, cannot substitute a deeply ingrained culture and spirit of trusteeship throughout the organisation. In indigenous terms, we have a concept of Aapt Purush, where one person embodies the well-being of all of humanity and fellow beings. They put the well-being of all others before their own. With that kind of leadership, governance is both simple, effective and far-reaching.

2. Bold and decisive global political reforms: We need to breakaway from the present ‘sovereign nation-states’ and ‘foreign and external affairs’ mindset for rest of the world, where our patriotism is for Mother Earth as sovereign. Keeping in view climate and ecological imperative, we must also commit to create localised abundance and circular economies in the local communities, and where conditions are not favourable for naturally localised human habitation, we must prepare to move out from such areas to more habitable areas. This is reflected in the One world state, 80 provinces with 50 districts/community-states in each province with population of 2 million each.

3. Justice for overt and covert Crimes against Humanity by the Global Oligarchy: People around the world are crying out for justice and equality after centuries of gross injustice. Even as we must bear forgiveness in our hearts, the new global judiciary must provide for appropriate justice and penal action, neither more nor less. This will infuse and instil great confidence and enthusiasm through humankind to rebuild, repair and restore our natural ecosystems and human habitats, systems and structures. Truth always wins.

What is a good time for an online meeting with you and your team in next few days for further exploration and building a shared vision?

Best regards,


Gaia Perspective on Earth Constitution Draft by Prof Glen Martin WCPA

Date: 09 December 2022
Cc:;;;;; ;
Subject: Feedback and Suggestions – Earth Constitution Draft

Dear Prof Martin,
Dear All,

Please find a review and suggestions to the draft Earth Government Constitution for speedy and effective implementation and functioning in response to the Emergency situation created by the Covid and Climate Lockdowns, Ukraine War, China Uprising and Central Bank Digital Currency with programmable expenditure. Burdened by the legacy of ‘sovereign nation-sates’ in an era of intense globalisation, world government is urgently needed than ever before. It is an idea whose time has come.

Ref: The Constitution for the Federation of Earth: A Diverse Global Village or World Uniformity?

By Prof Glen T. Martin ( Link : )

(My feedback and suggestions in blue)

2. Design of the Earth Constitution Pg 3

Study of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth reveals that the principle of unity in diversity is built into the structure of the emerging Earth Federation government from beginning to end.

CV: Fully agree with the core principle of Unity in Diversity. I would like to make the following suggestions on the structure and election process for a grassroots-to-global Earth government.

The process should begin with the formation of a Steering Committee with 5-7 members from among founders who are dedicated to this vision and mission and an earliest possible publicly announced timeline in response to the global emergency situation. Starting with the Global Oneness Design 2-member Steering Committee, we should invite 3-5 more members who can work together from a single location – in Rajkot. The Steering Committee will be tasked with raising the funds, talking to state actors starting with the Union Government of India and State Government of Gujarat and to form the secretariat to look after various functions of the Earth Government. 

The Steering Committee will screen all the candidates, who have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for their character and capabilities set and reviewed by the Earth government, as due checks and balances. It will form the Executive body, with a deeply ingrained spirit of Trusteeship, with a World President and Global Council of Ministers.  

I. The World Parliament includes a House of Peoples with delegates from 1000 electoral districts worldwide, roughly equal in population. 

CV: 4000 electoral districts of ~2 million (+/- 10%) population each. These Community-States (CS) based on the LACE (Localized Abundance and Circular Economy) model  are direct democracies where the Head of Community-State is directly elected first through consensus and only if that fails, through voting. The Head will form the Council of Ministers for various roles and responsibiities. They constitute the House of Peoples.  

Ii. The House of Nations includes delegates from all the nations of the world and the Constitution does not prohibit the creation of more nations if we wish to recognize additional diversity among states, for example, a Kurdish state, a Palestinian state, or an Uyghur state. 

CV: 80 Provinces of ~100 million (+/- 10%) each. Each Province is formed with 50 CS.  These 50 elected representatives elect one Head of Province through consensus (including Open House sessions for public consultation) and only if that fails, through voting. These 80 representatives constitute the Legislative Assembly.  

Iii. The third house is the House of Counselors, 200 representatives chosen from 20 World Electoral Regions and again representing the diversity of humankind.

CV: 11 member Peace & Harmony Council, who will mediate in all the conflict zones as well as on contended issues among various parties to meet the overall objective of justice, equality, peace and overall progress of human society. The Steering Committee will screen the nominations for the 11 member council and select from among them. In case, 11 suitable candidates are not selected in the first round, further rounds of nominations will be called. 

Iv. No main agency established under the Earth Constitution is headed by one person. Every agency or department is required to have a presidium of 5 leaders, one from each continental division of our planet.

CV: The Steering Committee in the spirit of Unity in Diversity, will entrust responsibility and authority in single individuals for accountability and decisive action. The House of Peoples and the Legislative Council will have proportional representation from around the world. The Peace & Harmony Council will constitute people with high level of spiritual awakening and intelligence, regardless of their geographical location.

In this light, I would also like to share this presentation adapted from a 1952 declaration by seer-scientist and spiritual leader Sadguru Sadafaldev Maharaj on this link here for your feedback and suggestions. 

Best regards,
Chandra Vikash
PGDM – 1995-97 (32nd batch)
B.Tech. IIT Kharagpur
Convenor – Gaia Earth Sansad

Indigenous Wisdom on Human Population Balance

Many thinkers and experts around the world today are worried that unabated growth in the human population will lead to scarcity of food, basic amenities and to catastrophic climate and ecological degradation. If the tide of human population growth continues in this way, then how will the global human society get food and clothes? This was also the prime justification for the Covid ‘vaccine’ to depopulate what the dehumanising and despiritualising forces believe to be excess human population. This has destroyed the moral authority of medical science as well as of governments, corporate and media who colluded to fool the people and instill fear of a dubious pandemic to take the vaccine. Now the same government is now blaming the people for not being aware of their side-effects after a spate of sudden deaths – heart attacks, brain hemorrhage, paralysis, loss of fertility and leading to mental depression and suicidal tendencies among the vaccinated.

Putting aside indigenous wisdom and practices as backward, voodoo science and as underdeveloped, modern medical science has thought out the method of artificial birth control. They say that by cutting off a special vein in men and women, the semen does not fall, nor does it fertilize inside the egg. In that state, even if there is love union between man and woman, there will be no offspring.

Men and women are happily engaged in the artificial birth control methods (including more recent use of condoms, delaying marriage or abstaining from love union altogether), but this is demonic intuition and intelligence. (Unfulfilled men and women, unless they follow the discipline of brahmacharya, tend to be highly consumerist.) This is not human life and human conscience. This is not human sentiment or human spirit. If we understand the importance of indigenous wisdom from our sages and the elderly, human dignity will remain, otherwise the world will continue to hurtle towards its dehumanizing and despiritualising downfall.

 You attain inner strength and force by attaining shum, dum and spiritual qualities. With these, you can rule and influence the material things in life. In the light of soul-spiritual knowledge, when through the practice of yoga, the practitioners master pure conscious power, then they can master over all the material things as well. In that state, the mind, senses etc. start running everywhere under the rules and guidance of the soul. May you be victorious over the mind by guruyukti vidhan. Peace of mind is ‘Shum’ and control of senses is ‘Dum’. When the objects of the senses do not arise even when the objects of the senses are with you, this is ‘Dum’. After getting self-realization, after getting self-confidence, you get self-strength. The natural work of all the above worlds and the love union of man and woman becomes just a sport. The soul of a yogi becomes skillful and skillful in all his works. That’s why you take the support of Guru Yukti Yoga art. It is an equal right of both men and women. 

Due to the fear of material scarcity and deprivation, the modern world wants that there should be a love union between a man and a woman in the world, but there should be no fall of semen, no conception, no growth of progeny. The feeling is that we should enjoy the subject, but children should not come, our expenses should not increase. To fulfill this feeling, Indians and the world should come to the spiritual field and come and do their spiritual healing. All their wishes and desires will be fulfilled. 

Semen does not fall in any way even after making love union with a hundred beautiful girls in a sequence through various experiments of Yoga-kala, Kalpa-kala, Koka-kala, hypnosis. What do people want? This is what they want. Indians should not get their veins cut with their bad sense, rather follow the great science of their sages. Do not fall into the vicious circle of modern science, otherwise life will be destroyed and there will be downfall in every way.

In all kind of worldly affairs, it is essential for every human being to attain their soul power through spiritual knowledge and practice. On attaining self-confidence, all work will be easy and accessible. If you want to have or do not want to have children, then everything will be according to your wish. Don’t get your veins cut in ignorance (or fall prey to false propaganda in case of slow killing and sterilizing Covid vaccine). Having special discretion like this will allow couples to give birth to children, as they want. You become an expert in progeny if you keep practicing the right way. 

For the increase of food supply in the world, so that the earth gives more food, we should learn from indigenous wisdom and treat the soil appropriately. In order to increase the fertility of the earth, there is a predominance of havan-yajna in the Vedas, which should be done scientifically. The one who is an expert in earth, air, sun rays, is a scientist, should perform havan-yajna. Mother Earth will give enough food and there will be no scarcity of food and other resources for our well-being. Indigenous wisdom contained in the Vedas are a storehouse of scientific knowledge. It is a pity that there are no proficient Vedic scholars in the world. The dehumanizing and despiritualising questions confounding humanity will abate once there are rishis (seer-scientists) of mantras (sacred intonations) among us. If we can find the Sadguru (the teacher who leads us to the truth)  and walk in their light, our world will definitely get better. 

This was the key to how the human population worldwide was in a steady state growing from half a billion at the start of the Common Era to less than 2 billion at the turn of the 20th Century. It is only in the last hundred years of unbridled industrialisation and simultaneous rise of dehumanizing and despiritualising forces that the human population has grown 4-fold, from 2 billion in 1920 to the present population of 8 billion, a mark that was officially registered on 15 November 2022. Hopefully, humanity has learnt its lessons by now. We know what the problems are and how we can solve them together. 

(Adapted from Manav-Dharma – a compilation of spiritual discourse by Sadguru Sadafaldeo Maharaj, founder of Vihangam Yoga Sansthan)

Continuing dialogue on ‘India and the World’ lecture by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar: Letter to IIM Calcutta

Delivering a lecture at the IIM Calcutta on 2nd of November, 2022, S. Jaishankar, India’s Union Minister for External Affairs, said that there is a larger change today underway in international affairs that is very important to comprehend. “This emanates from the weaponization of everything. In recent years, we have already seen how trade, connectivity, debt, resources and even tourism have become the point of political pressure. The Ukraine conflict has dramatically widened the scope of such leveraging,” Jaishankar said on the topic of “India and the World”.

Jaishankar said the scale of measures, technology control, infrastructure and service restrictions and seizure of assets, has truly been breathtaking.

At the same time, it is also a fact, that global rules and practices have been gamed for national advantage, in a manner that can no longer be overlooked,” he added. The minister said sharpening great power competition is inevitably creating stress factors across multiple domains. “At one level, it induces caution about international exposure but beyond a point that cannot be safeguarded because the very nature of existence is now globalized,” he said.

In a marvelous speech with historic proportions, he mentions 10 reasons why India is now taken seriously even as we are moving towards becoming a leading power.

  1. Handling of the Covid crises – Cowin portal, vaccine production and exports etc. (Disclaimer: I am unvaccinated and to the best of my knowledge this was a massive and unprecedented medical-politico conspiracy and should soon be public knowledge, as the lid blows off.)
  2. Robust economic recovery and the digitally enabled socio-economic delivery on a massive scale at a time when the global economy continues to face serious headwinds
  3. A growing economic relevance to the world reflected in greater FDI inflows, greater manufacturing, stronger exports and embrace of startups.
  4. An independent foreign policy in an increasingly polarised world, one that also speaks for the Global South.
  5. An innovative diplomacy that has introduced new concepts and platforms, without according a veto to others on our choices 
  6. A resolute national security policy that has seen us standing up to daunting challenges in border areas, even during the Covid period
  7. A determination to look after our own abroad – Operation Ganga in Ukraine, Operation Devi Shakti in Afghanistan
  8. A willingness to look out for others and often serve as a first responder in humanitarian or disaster response situation, especially in our own neighborhood
  9. Contributing to global betterment through initiatives in solar energy, disaster resilience, maritime security and counter-terrorism among others
  10. A perception that India as a civilizational-state is finding its place once again in the global order

A combination of changes in our political standing, economic weight, technology capabilities, cultural influence and the success of the Indian diaspora is moving India today into a higher orbit. But let us not underestimate the tasks ahead. For any power to rise in the global order is never easy. But to do so amidst the turbulence that I have described is doubly difficult. We see growing recognition in the world that India is getting its act together. Equally there is a realization that the big issue of our times cannot be solved without India’s contribution or participation. This is a moment when India resets the terms of engagement with the world. It is also a juncture when we should be prepared to take up greater responsibilities. India matters more to the world and we must make the best of it.

The inspiring talk was followed by an equally engaging interaction in which the Minister meticulously replied to every question. In response to IIM Calcutta’s announcement on its LinkedIn page, many alumni shared their interest to participate.

Interestingly, the idea of ‘weaponization of everything’ resonates with my presentation at the General Assembly of the World Health Council in April ’22 that tracks the historical markers over the past two millenia on how dehumanising forces in an intensely globalised world, have weaponoised every aspect of life from trade and commerce, education, agriculture, religion, professional guilds, nationalism, gender relations, and now, even healthcare. You can also look up the slides here.

As an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, I have written to the Director for a continuing dialogue on ‘India and the World’ as I share here for your feedback, comments and further participation in forthcoming events on this interesting subject.

The Director
IIM Calcutta
Kolkata, India.

Dear Uttam da,

Hearty congratulations to my alma mater for organizing the Dr S Jaishankar lecture on “India and the World’ on 2nd of November.

As Convenor for Gaia Earth Sansad, a civil society start-up for global peace, equality, dignity and prosperity, I have a keen interest in the climate and ecological restoration, geopolitics and India’s role in an increasingly turbulent, violent, insecure and dangerous world teetering at the brink of human extinction. Thinking aloud, I always wondered why IIMs didn’t engage more actively in national and global policy discourse and to shape the new emerging narrative in the post-industrial world order. 

I am glad and hopeful that the 33rd Institute Lecture by Dr Jaishankar will mark a new beginning in this direction. Through this email, I would like to call for a continuation of the ‘India and the World’ dialogue with Hon. Minister and IIM Calcutta – students, faculty and alumni.

Dr Jaishankar, in his talk on ‘India and the World’, refers to how the world order is fixated with old positions dating back to 1945 at the formation of United Nations, a most diabolical organisation based on the treacherous and fatally flawed precept of awarding permanent seats with veto powers in the Security Council to the aggressors of WWII, when its Charter explicitly calls to avert any further war and talks about peace, equality and dignity.

Yet, why does Hon. Minister stick to hackneyed notions of ‘developed’ world financing the ‘developing’ countries in the ‘Global South’ to meet climate targets, as he shared in response to a question on the Glasgow COP failure?

When in reality, the solution to climate crises lies in the large populations in the developing countries to exit the globalized predatory financial system and thus ‘de-financialise’ the ‘developed’ countries in the Global North and to stop the resources being siphoned and drained away in the neo-colonial era.

BRICS is making good moves in this direction but we need far more innovative approaches to achieve a breakthrough. In his brilliant and thought provoking speech, Dr Jaishankar talked about a combination of 10 factors that have moved India to a higher orbit in the global perception. This includes points 4,5 and 10 as I cite below. 

4. An independent foreign policy in an increasingly polarised world, one that also speaks for the Global South.

5. An innovative diplomacy that has introduced new concepts and platforms, without according a veto to others on our choices 

10. A perception that India as a civilizational-state is finding its place once again in the global order

He mentions how ‘there is a realization that the big issue of our times cannot be solved without India’s contribution or participation. This is a moment when India resets the terms of engagement with the world. It is also a juncture when we should be prepared to take up greater responsibilities.’  

My questions to Hon. Minister in this regard are as follows:

How can we, in the civil society and academia, work together with the government and especially the Ministry of External Affairs, for India to carry this momentum forward?

How can we together build capabilities and deliver on the responsibilities from this higher orbit and lead the much needed global reforms to address global challenges that as he says are increasingly affecting our daily lives, which cannot be ignored?



Best regards,
Chandra Vikash
PGDM IIM Calcutta – 1995-97 (32nd batch)
B.Tech. IIT Kharagpur
Convenor – Gaia Earth Sansad

Rise Up Gondwana! – Tectonic Shifts in the Global South

Global problems created by the ‘Global North’ can only be solved at a higher level of thinking than which created them. As Covid blows the lid on how it is stuck with heavily invested ‘path dependency’ -deranged and delusional – and ‘sunk costs’ that have wiped out its ‘net worth’ and sanity, can the vindicated and unencumbered Global South, rise to the occasion?

”We have organizations for the preservation of almost everything in life that we want but no organization for the preservation of mankind. People seem to have decided that our collective will is too weak or flawed to rise to this occasion. They see the violence that has saturated human history and conclude that to practice violence is innate to our species. They find the perennial hope that peace can be brought to the earth once and for all a delusion of the well meaning who have refused to face the “harsh realities” of international life – the realities of self-interest, fear, hatred, and aggression. They have concluded that these realities are eternal ones, and this conclusion defeats at the outset any hope of taking the actions necessary for survival.”

– Jonathan Schell, The Fate of the Earth , 1982 referring to the ‘Global North’ mindset

‘Global North’ and ‘Global South’ in the light of Covid

The concept of Global North and Global South is used to describe a grouping of countries along socio-economic  and  political  characteristics as seen from the ‘non-indigenous’ lens of Euro-Western Universalism. Based on a fatally flawed notion of ‘development’ the North–South divide in a global context has brought humanity to the brink of extinction in just a few centuries by the beginning of third decade of the 21st century, with the Global North, the graveyard of the human species, as its pivot. This, in the new post-Covid world order, needs to be replaced by the indigenous lens if we are to preserve mankind with the so far colonised and oppressed ‘Global South’ as Gondwana, the cradle of the human society, as its new pivot.

Global North and Global South in the Old World Order – from the lens of Euro-Western Universalism

The Global South is a term often used to identify the regions of Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania – which geographically corresponds to Gondwana or Gondwanaland.

Gondwana makes up around two-thirds of today’s continental area, including South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, the Indian Subcontinent, Zealandia, and Arabia – and more than 99% of human population that shares its ethos of ‘cradle of life’. These regions that were part of Gondwana have shared floral and zoological elements as well as socio-cultural-spiritual bonds that persist to the present day.

Going beyond geography, Rise up Gondwana! is a call to the human society to move away from the graveyard mindset to a cradle of life mindset.

Shared Bio-geography, Cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Gondwana or Gondwanaland

‘Global South’ is also used with other de-humanising colonial era terms such as “Third World” and “Periphery”, that denote regions outside Europe and North America, mostly (though not all) low-income and often politically or culturally marginalized countries on one side of the so-called North-South divide.

The term as used by governmental and developmental organizations was first introduced as a more open and value-free alternative to “Third World” and similarly potentially “valuing” terms like ‘developing’ countries. Countries of the Global South have been described as newly industrialized or in the process of industrializing, and are frequently current or former subjects of colonialism.

In economic terms, as of early 21st century, the North—with one quarter of the world population—controls four-fifths of the income earned anywhere in the world. 90% of the manufacturing industries are owned by and located in the North. Inversely, the South—with three quarters of the world population—has access to one-fifth of the world income. As nations become economically developed, they may become part of definitions of the “North”, regardless of geographical location; similarly, any nations that do not qualify for “developed” status are in effect deemed to be part of the “South”. Rather than narrowing, this income divide has only become more steep and exploitative in the past two and a half years of the Covid ‘Pandemic’. With a well-orchestrated plan with hoards of lies, deception and hoaxes and malicious and mischievous Propaganda machine, it has ‘downgraded’ more than 99% of humanity to the ‘Global South’ in just over two years leaving behind a long tail of untold miseries, distress, disease and death.

Ukraine War: A new fault line in the Global North

My reading of the current geopolitical dynamics is that with Russia standing on our side in the people’s defense against bio-terrorism, In the 7 April voting to bar Russia from UNHRC, more than 6 billion people voted in support of Russia or abstained and only 1.5 billion around voted against Russia. The world is already divided into 2 camps. Strategically, on the agenda of the bio-psycho-spiritual warfare against humanity, Russia stands with the people 99% of who are now the ‘Global South’.


“I’m tired today. I’m tired of everything. I want to address the leaders of the world. What happens to you? Which evil plan are you designing?
You are people who are trying to deliberately reduce the population. They are doing this at the cost of lives of innocent people. Tyrants of the world I know your sinister plan to reduce the population of this planet. But today history will show you that collective wisdom and common sense are stronger. We demand that you back down on your plan. I stand here in peace today. And we ask you to keep the minds of the youth and the oppressed in peace. Take a firm step to see that I am aware of your plan. Your policies should change immediately. Your media needs to start telling the truth. America and Europe. If you do not [sic] finish your plan you must also face my wrath. Back off your plan. God and my country or death. VIVA!”

– Historic Speech by Vladimir Putin, President of Russia on 3rd April 2022

A failed United Nations : The other fault line in Global North

How UN agencies like IMF WB WHO WTO UNDP are working at cross purposes with not only it’s own Charter and stated goals to stop environmental vandalism and defend peace and harmony but also with many of its agencies that are doing good work on combating land degradation drought and desertification, protecting biodiversity and protecting from climate and ecological catastrophe.

From a closer reading, the world is divided into two camps that has already deepened the Cold War fault line of the Global North – America and Russia. America has control over money system, technologies, puppet regimes but only less than 1.5 billion people on its side. Russia has more than 6 billion people and has the deterrent military power, oil and gas supplies. Both of them have elaborate intelligence and strategy teams for decision support.

The balance of power in this rapidly emerging scenario is with the Mass Formation of nearly half a billion awakened people and activists around the world and reaching out to more than 99% of humanity in the Global South in the post-Covid world. If we can organise in a coherent cohesive and concerted way, to ally with the Russia camp of more than 6 billion people, we can stop the war and disband UN and WHO and also expose and collapse United States with its unmistakable track record as a rogue terrorist state that has destabilised several democratic regimes, wreaked havoc on those countries to loot and plunder its resources and kill and displace hundreds of millions of people since World War II.

Rise Up Gondwana! is a call to reclaim humanity and our indigenous identity to Gaia – Mother Earth, in these dehumanising times when non-indigenous thinking and ways of life over past few centuries have increasingly and in accelerating manner, violated our unalienable rights, our freedom and our unsullied dignity and brought us to the brink of extinction. This War against Nature and against Humanity must come to an end.
It is my firm belief that together, we can resolve complex issues of greed and gluttony, ignorance and hubris, bioterrorism, geopolitical aggression and expansionism, overpopulation, resource wars and ecological catastrophe that are not only making the world highly unsafe, inequitable and unjust, it threatens the very survival of the human species. 

Time to UN-change

In my reading of the situation, at the heart of this highly alarming crisis is a fatally flawed United Nations system that has failed beyond redemption and betrays its own Charter despite patchwork attempts to get it back on track. These failings have been pointed out by many of the world leaders today. 

“UN is outdated and unrepresentative”- Ramaphosa 

1. Emphasizing on the need “to be democratised so that the Council can be true to its mandate and move beyond the paralysis brought about by a few member states 

2. Need to curb the unilateral actions of these countries to shape global politics through aggression and other coercive measures like the imposition of unilateral sanctions.

3. The entire peace and security architecture of the United Nations needs to be overhauled. (1) 

 “We are bigger than Five” – Erdogan

1. Strong support for a just and peaceful international order – Since the conditions that existed after the Second World War have fundamentally changed, the preferences and expectations of the humanity should no longer be held captive to the will of the five permanent members in the UNS;

2. Plea against permanent membership and the accompanying veto mechanism;

3. Call for reforming the UN to render the UNSC more representative, transparent and accountable;

4. Outcry against imperialist interventions

5. A Security Council that does not represent the entire world can never serve to re-establish peace and justice around the world. (2)

“Empire of Lies” – Putin
1. Over the past 30 years we have been patiently trying to come to an agreement with the leading NATO countries regarding the principles of equal and indivisible security in Europe. Faced either cynical deception and lies or attempts at pressure and blackmail, while the North Atlantic alliance continued to expand despite our protests and concerns. Its military machine is moving and is approaching our very border.

2. The fundamental norms that were adopted following WWII and largely formalized its outcome – came in the way of those who declared themselves the winners of the Cold War

3. First a bloody military operation was waged against Belgrade, without the UN Security Council’s sanction but with combat aircraft and missiles used in the heart of Europe. The bombing of peaceful cities and vital infrastructure went on for several weeks. I have to recall these facts, because some Western colleagues prefer to forget them, and when we mentioned the event, they prefer to avoid speaking about international law, instead emphasizing the circumstances which they interpret as they think necessary.

4. Then came the turn of Iraq, Libya and Syria. The illegal use of military power against Libya and the distortion of all the UN Security Council decisions on Libya ruined the state, created a huge seat of international terrorism, and pushed the country towards a humanitarian catastrophe, into the vortex of a civil war, which has continued there for years. The tragedy, which was created for hundreds of thousands and even millions of people not only in Libya but in the whole region, has led to a large-scale exodus from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe.

5. A similar fate was also prepared for Syria. The combat operations conducted by the Western coalition in that country without the Syrian government’s approval or UN Security Council’s sanction can only be defined as aggression and intervention.(3)

Dissolve itself’ if it cannot punish Russia for war crimes –  Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy  urges UNSC (4)

Humanity continues to do more harm than good to nature, with the planet facing multiple existential threats requiring urgent corrective action – Speakers and panellists today told the Preparatory Committee for “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all — our responsibility, our opportunity”, the international environmental conference scheduled for 2 and 3 June 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden (5) 

Russia Condemns NATO Expansion as Sweden and Finland Consider Joining Alliance 

1. Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats said Monday they will review their long-standing policy of military nonalignment, after some lawmakers demanded Sweden apply for NATO membership.

2. Finnish leaders said they’re considering a plan to end Finland’s long-standing neutrality policy in order to join NATO.

3. “We have repeatedly said that NATO remains a tool geared toward confrontation. It’s not the kind of alliance that ensures peace and stability, and its further expansion will not bring additional security to the European continent.” – Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov

With these and a litany of several other failures, It is time to let go of the UN. Its fatal flaw lies in its skewed, prejudiced and unfair representation to the people around the world by preserving and perpetrating the delusionary and deranged power structure of the shameful and deplorable colonialist era and the European Wars. It is time to ‘UN-change’ to restore sanity and sense with the eternal and indigenous world order based on peace and harmony with nature and within human society. The double subduction effect of these two fault lines will speed up the tectonic shifts in the world order from the Global North to the Global South, with India, playing a vital role, just as it did nearly a hundred million years back as it collided with the Eurasian plate culminating in the monumental Himalayan orogeny that is also regarded as the Third Pole. It led to greater biodiversity that makes Gondwana, the cradle for life.

The Himalayas are a fantastic example of the power of uplift. Photo by Erik Tanghe via Pixabay.

As Covid has shrunk the Global North into a Satanic cult of greedy and gluttonous tribe of few thousand oligarchs and a grotesque and macabrous ideology of Transhumanism as a dead-end graveyard for humanity pushing it to the brink of extinction, Rise Up Gondwana! is harbinger of new tectonic shifts in the Global South of geopolitics. It is time for India to rise up and create a new Himalaya of renewed hope and faith in humanity and restore our greater diversity of Gondwana as a new ‘cradle of life’ when humanity needs it the most.

What is Covid Impasse and its resolution? – Tectonic shifts, ‘Global South’ and New World Order

Covid impasse and its resolution refers to an unstated but increasingly pronounced impasse between the first two ideologies and its resolution by the third way.

One, represented by United Nations, WEF and other aligned forces, which wants to ‘depopulate’ Earth of large sections of humans, by deceptively killing them, as it sees that as the only way to avert climate and ecological catastrophe.

Two is a large group of activists, which blindly opposes the UN and its allies. It opposes not only the ‘depopulation’ agenda but also sees the climate and ecological crises as a conspiracy and alleges geo-engineering and other climate altering weapons. It believes that population is not a problem at all.

Three is a relatively much smaller group, which acknowledges both climate and ecological as well as overpopulation problem (in relation to present state of natural ecosystems) and believes in dialogue and consultation to create a shared vision and plan of action for their resolution of the Covid impasse and to usher towards a healthy harmonious and holistic, indigenous and natural world order.

Representing this ‘third way’, the Gaia Alliance invites people who share the Gondwana spirit as ‘cradle of life’ to share their voices to defend our unalienable rights, our freedom and our unsullied dignity from a most treacherous dehumanising and despiritualising terrorism assault by the Global North.

Key pointers:

  1. How do we dismantle ‘obsolete structures’ like WHO, UN and the totalitarian Nation-states and create ‘parallel structures’ by 22 May 2022 when the 75th session of World Health Assembly begins?
  2. How do we decolonise minds and human habitats and make them human-scale and human appropriate in harmony with nature and within the human species?
  3. How do we reclaim the Indigenous as the soul of Humanity in a peaceful and harmonious way with dialogue and non-violent resistance that is the hallmark of Gondwana culture and political ethos?

Date: Saturday 30 April & Sunday 01 May 2022
Time: (Indian Standard Time) GMT +5:30hrs

Session 1: 8am to 10am (Focus on Oceania and South-East Asia)
Session 2: 12pm to 2pm (Focus on Sothasia/ Indian Sub-continent)
Session 3: 4pm to 6pm (Focus on Afrika)
Session 4: 8pm to 10pm (Focus on South America)

4sessions x 2hrs each x 2 days
Total 16 hrs. 32 speakers x15minutes each = 8 hrs + 8 hrs of interaction

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Oceania/Australia/New Zealand/South-East Asia : 6 speakers

Suthasia/IIndian Subcontinent : 8 speakers

Arabia: 5 speakers

Afrika: 8 speakers

South & Central America: 5 speakers

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