Governments need to be proactive
Posted on May 16, 2010 | View 62 | Comment : 2
|Like crime, terrorism is emerging as a day-to-day phenomenon in most countries. Amidst sporadic terrorist threats and attacks, both the public and private sector must continue. The corporate sector is more resilient than the government. In fact, the corporate sector has been the principal source of revenue in most countries affected by terrorism. As such, the public-private sector cooperation is crucial to mutually protect and reinforce each other. Today, governments working in partnership with the business sector should develop strategies to counter extremism and its vicious by-product terrorism by creating jobs for the most vulnerable segment of societies.
Most governments are reactive—they must become proactive to stay ahead! They must rely on intelligence, the most essential ingredient in the fight against terrorism and other threats. We need to train our leaders better—the quality of leadership has suffered and declined. If we better train, groom and mentor our leaders, they will be proactive and not reactive.
The principal motivation and justification of the Global Jihad Movement is the ideology that the US is the enemy of God. Politicised and radicalised Muslims believe that the US, its Allies and friends are killing Muslims and attacking Islam, and the US’ invasion and occupation of Iraq, a conflict that is likely to last more than a decade, is nurturing and driving this growing belief. This false belief is also reinforced by multiple conflicts world-wide where Muslims are suffering—Palestine, Lebanon, Kashmir, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Mindanao, Algeria, and Iraq.
In the Muslim world, the threat is moving from the periphery to the centre. Traditionally, the threat groups emerged from the Arab countries (Arabs are only 20% of the world’s Muslim population). Increasingly, political Islam is spreading from the Arab World to the non-Arab Muslim World especially South Asia. As a result, Asians, Africans, and even Muslims in the West are being politicised and radicalised. Thus, the future threat to the world from the Global Jihad Movement is likely to persist and may even grow. Instead of demonising the Muslims governments world-wide, we must work with Muslim governments and public to fight the threat of terrorism and extremism.
Holistic Wellness—Government must not only be pro-active but also innovative. See the following article.
Wellness is an important aspect from childhood to death. Without wellness the individual doesn’t see much in life. The purpose of education, training, property, planning, social intercourse etc, are meant for getting wellness on a sustained basis through out life. Holistic wellness comprises all aspects of wellness namely materialist, spiritualist and lateral.
Holistic wellness comprises of– holistic wellness at individual level and holistic wellness at societal level which are interconnected.
Holistic wellness at individual level covers such subjects as the general well being, happiness and fulfillment in life. Most individuals are trained from childhood through education by acquiring required knowledge and skills in various aspects of life. They include basic education, professional education, professi onal fulfillment, marriage, children, family, upbringing of family, sleep, rest. recreation and hobbies. During the course of life every individual encounters materialist issues such as proper and hygienic food, sanitation, health care and so on. Here issues such as unadultered and hygienic food, impact of environment, herbs for healthcare, herbs for beauty care, medicines for beauty care & medicines for health care, hospital care, naturopathy etc. are involved leading to fulfilling holistic materialist wellness.
Holistic wellness at spiritualist level involves proper orientation in thinking, harmony from within and outside, peace from within and outside, prayer or surrender to god and/ equanimous bent of mind. Each culture has its own methods to address these issues. However yoga, meditation, lateral thinking, out of box thinking and laughing at oneself, will help the individual himself to adapt within and outside for harmonious holistic wellness at spiritual and societal level. At societal level,holistic wellness involves all the above aspects of the individual level applying at family level, community level, state level, national level and global level. All education imparting knowledge and skills in various faculties, national planning, production of goods and services indicated by GDP and per-capita income, local security, national security and global security are for Holistc Wellness at societal level from materialist angle, spiritualist angle and lateral angle.
The present day world is addressing holistic wellness more in the materialist angle. There is substantial need to address issues at spiritualist level. Though spiritualism is an old subject, there is muddling confusion between symbolisms. There is a need to understand soft/ spiritual angle leading to harmony and peace from within and outside for individuals and groups including at national level. This involves mental hygiene at individual level, family level, national level and global level on a n aggregate. Issues of prayer, surrendering before God or equanimity of mind / thought or spiritual innovation- need to be addressed at all levels for achieving synergy, peace, harmony, justice and development every where. Holistic wellness is an all comprehensive concept, impacting everybody individually and severally. By addressing the issue of holistic wellness, all issues at individual and societal level in all spheres namely economic, business, political, governance, justice, cultural, science, spiritual etc, will be addressed. We need to have a re- look at ourselves from the past prism, present prism, and the innovated prism for achieving holistic wellness of all. So, holistic wellness is a huge business for ever.
Materialist Spiritualist Mission Trust has been addressing the above issues and sufficient research has already been done.
Posted by Venkataramanaiah Chekuru,CEO at CVR SYNERGY MANAGEMENT SERVICES|16 May, 2010
President Obama was given the Nobel Prize only because of his potential for peace making in the terrorism-invested world. He had shown willingness to sit with Muslim leaders and talk. But nothing much was seen or heard of late about it. Prophet Mohammed had called Christians, Jews and Muslims as the \’people of the Book (Old Testament Bible)\’. The origin of these three religions is common from Patriarch Abraham. There is great scope for peace among these three religions and American leaders should come forward and initiate dialogue.Ofcourse, the hedonistic life led by Christians in Americas and Europe and the sexual deboucheries of their women are not going to be condoned by Muslims. Obama\’s oppen support for the Gays also may not help such a dialogue.Can the United Nations do something for a commong dialogue between these three religions? Here in India too, there is a need for interfaith dialogue between the Hindus and Muslims. Kashmir and Pakistan problems will s tart petering away or fossillized gradually after such fruitful dialogue. Only in an environment free from racial and religious hatred, can the job market open upto Muslims here in India and many other nations across the world. In any case, thoughts of love that can be generated by people of all these religions are the only ultimate remedy for erasing terrorism from the society.
Posted by George Varuggheese,President at Godimages Good Governance Society|16 May, 2010