Global Stuck and Broken Addiction

At 1:48 my contribution is generously recorded by George Galloway.

I was invited to contribute by George Galloway in response to a piece by Larry Johnson on current global tension around Ukraine and Taiwan.

This message of illness is a message I’ve been delivering on my blog since 2013, standing on the shoulders of Anne Wilson Schaef and her book “When Society Becomes An Addict” published in 1987.

When Society Becomes An Addict (1987) – Anne Wilson Schaef.

Of course as a pragmatist, I accept that the chances of a therapist being invited to help the collapsing governments of the twenty first century are so slim as to be virtually impossible. I can simply deliver a message as it seems to me to be required by my spiritual condition and my conscious realisation.

How that message is received is not my business, I am grateful to have been given a chance to deliver it into the ether of this time. is a beginning, a portal of a possibility toward a process that must write itself as it goes along.

George Galloway was kindly critical of my figures of 20 million Russians killed under Stalin and 40 million Chinese killed under Mao. Bunkum is a great old term, but I am not simply making a figure up without some reference to history, but I of course am open to debate too….

Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the archival revelations, some historians estimated that the numbers killed by Stalin’s regime were 20 million or higher

Excess mortality in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin
Scholarly debate around excess mortality in the Soviet Stalin era. – Wikipedia

His policies resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of people in China during his 27-year reign, more than any other 20th-century leader; estimates of the number of people who died under his regime range from 40 million to as many as 80 million, done through starvation, persecution, prison labour in laogai, and mass executions. Mao rarely gave direct instruction for peoples’ physical elimination. According to biographer Philip Short, the overwhelming majority of those killed by Mao’s policies were unintended casualties of famine, while the other three or four million, in Mao’s view, were the necessary victim’s in the struggle to transform China. Many sources describe Mao’s China as an autocratic and totalitarian regime responsible for mass repression, as well as the destruction of religious and cultural artifacts and sites (particularly during the Cultural Revolution).

Mao Zedong
Chinese communist leader (1893–1976) Wikipedia

The British Empire as evidenced in the link to Wikipedia has been the Mother of Atrocities as well as the Mother of Modern Democracy in the past few hundred years. The US Empire has simply built in the last 150 years upon the foundations it inherited from Britain.

I simply return to my message that the Imperial force expressed in the two empires of the UK and the USA have caused the death of many millions over many decades.

All governments therefore are traumatised, mired in their history.

Only an illness diagnostic can connect the orthodox governments of our Earth by and with the paradox that is One.

So, what can the voice of just one person do as they present to carry a message to the United Nations?

Here is a reply I made earlier….

…. and here is a postscript just found, almost an epilogue….

2 thoughts on “Global Stuck and Broken Addiction

  1. The Talmud states, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it

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