Kampagne für die Reform der Vereinten Nationen

Movement for UN Reform (UNFOR)

SI  VIS  PACEM  PARA  PACEM!

 If you want peace, prepare for peace!

平和を望むなら平和に備えよ

 

Unsere Themen und Projekte:

Menschenrechtsklage/Human Rights Complaint

The Right of Peoples to Peace

Tangiers as City of Peace and World Capital 

The Garland Canal Project

Korrespondenz mit dem Auswärtigen Amt online

Korrespondenz mit den Parteien und Fraktionen im Deutschen Bundestag

Donations / Spenden

counter gratis

Is Germany actually blocking the development of the UNITED NATIONS to become an effective System of Collective Security?

►►(Click here (German)!)◄◄

ÿ

THE LAW OF THE REVERSAL OF TENDENCIES

by Klaus Schlichtmann

 

ART. IX / 九条

Unterstützer

支援してくださっている人々

INTERESSANTER TEXT:

Walther SCHÜCKING, The International Union of the Hague Peace Conferences

 

INDIA and the Quest for an effective UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION

 

Deutsch lernen in Tokio?

KONTAKT: klaus.san@gmail.com

 

Täglich sterben über einhunderttausend Menschen an Hunger.

UNO-CHARTA UN CHARTER

CHARTE DES NATIONS UNIS

ÿ

 

Der Drei-Billionen-Dollar-Krieg

 

·Wie werde ich friedensaktiv ?·

Mitmachen   HIER   eintragen

Dieser Leserbrief wurde von der YOMIURI, die meine Kommentare sonst fast immer abdruckt, nicht veröffentlicht. Offenbar– verständlicherweise – werden Reaktionen, wie die meine auf die in der YOMIURI abgedruckte Erklärung des deutschen Botschafters zum Tag der deutschen Einheit, nicht abgedruckt…

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

 (not published)

 

German reunification day 3 October  2007  doesn’t make me happy

 

As a German I should be happy that my country was reunited in 1990. This provided the opportunity for my country to follow up on the internationalism stipulated in its Constitution (Article 24, 25 etc.), and take steps to bring about an effective system of collective security that would allow nations to disarm, for which the United Nations Charter is the blueprint. Unfortunately this did not happen. Instead, we saw a new military assertiveness and the global war on terror emerge. After some initial successess in the 1990s toward disarmament, world military expenditures are back to what they were at the height of the Cold War. In this light the German Ambassador’s letter on October 3rd in the Yomiuri is like so many bubbles bursting in the air, bright and colourful but shortlived and without substance. Germany is now the world’s No. 3 arms exporter, after the United States and Russia. According to the recent report by the Swedish Peace Research Institute SIPRI, German exports of conventional weapons have gone up from $ 1,5 billion in 2005 to $ 3,8 billion in 2006, many of which are going to crisis areas as well. The Ambassador does not even mention disarmament, which is one of Japan’s main concerns, especially nuclear disarmament.

 

That is very strange, because if one is at all thinking of Germany and Japan taking on a more responsible role in the UN, then general and complete disarmament, including nuclear disarmament, would have to be top of the agenda. If Germany wants to work together with Japan for world peace, it should follow up on Japan’s Article 9. Most people will agree that, having held fast to its war-abolishing constitution for more than sixty years, Japan certainly deserves to be expunged from Article 107 of the UN Charter (which names Japan and Germany as “enemy states”). I am not so sure about Germany! Unless of course Germany now takes action under its Constitution, to empower the UN and – together with its partners in the EU and in accordance with Article 26 of the UN Charter – achieve a global disarmament treaty, to abolish the institution of war.

 

Klaus Schlichtmann

Hidaka, Saitama Prefecture

 

 

PERSÖNLICHES

Personal 僕のこと

KONSENSMODELL

Consensus model

RUNDBRIEFE

Round letters

KORRESPONDENZ

Correspondence

VERÖFFENTLICHUNGEN

Publications 出版されている私の記事

FRIEDENSVERFASSUNG

Peace Constitutions 平和憲法

VÖLKERRECHT

TEXTE            Texts

ÖKOLOGIE     Ecology

LITERATUR       Literature 

ZITATE & SPRÜCHE Sayings

IGH ICJ

GUT:

http://www.democracynow.org

 

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE:

フリードリッヒ  ニーチェ: 

Deutsch      日本語      français

Human, All too Human

284 The means to real peace. -

No government nowadays admits that it maintains an army so as to satisfy occasional thirsts for conquest; the army is supposed to be for defence. That morality which sanctions self-protection is called upon to be its advocate. But that means to reserve morality to oneself and to accuse one‘s neighbour of immorality, since he has to be thought of as ready for aggression and conquest if our own state is obliged to take thought of means of self-defence; moreover, when our neighbour denies any thirst for aggression just as heatedly as our State does, and protests that he too maintains an army only for reasons of legitimate self-defence, our declaration of why we require an army declares our neighbour a hypocrite and cunning criminal who would be only too happy to pounce upon a harmless and unprepared victim and subdue him without a struggle. This is how all states now confront one another: they presuppose an evil disposition in their neighbour and a benevolent disposition in themselves. This presupposition, however, is a piece of inhumanity as bad as, if not worse than, a war would be; indeed, fundamentally it already constitutes an invitation to and cause of wars, because, as aforesaid, it imputes immorality to one‘s neighbour and thereby seems to provoke hostility and hostile acts on his part. The doctrine of the army as a means of self-defence must be renounced just as completely as the thirst for conquest. And perhaps there will come a great day on which a nation distinguished for wars and victories and for the highest development of military discipline and thinking, and accustomed to making the heaviest sacrifices on behalf of these things, will cry of its own free will: ,we shall shatter the sword‘ - and demolish its entire military machine down to its last foundations. To disarm while being the best armed, out of anelevation of sensibility - that is the means to real peace, which must always rest on a disposition for peace: whereas the so-called armed peace such as now parades about in every country is a disposition to fractiousness which trusts neither itself nor its neighbour and fails to lay down its arms half out of hatred, half out of fear. Better to perish than to hate and fear, and twofold better to perish than to make oneself hated and feared - this must one day become the supreme maxim of every individual state! - As is well known, our liberal representatives of the people lack the time to reflect on the nature of man: otherwise they would know that they labour in vain when they work for a ,gradual reduction of the military burden‘. On the contrary, it is only when this kind of distress is at its greatest that the only kind of god that can help here will be closest at hand.  The tree of the glory of war can be destroyed only at a single stroke, by a lightning-bolt: lightning, however, as you well know, comes out of a cloud and from on high. (R.J. Hollingdale, transl., Human, All Too Human. A Book for Free Spirits, Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy (1996), pp. 380-81)

ÿ