Re: [anthroposophy] Re: Politics
Re: [anthroposophy] Re: Politics
> Libertarian Anthroposophist
I am surprised that you call yourself a Libertarian. I realize that
Libertarians are not necessarily agnostic or atheistic, but many of the most
prominent Libertarians act as though atheism is fundamental to
For example, look at the position of that Libertarian guru, Ayn Rand. Or the
opinion of many Libertarians that there is nothing higher than the
preservation of commerce. I would think they would call the Soul Calendar
Do you share your anthroposophical ideas with Libertarians? How do they go
This is a genuine question. In the urban design field where I work, there is
a large and vocal Libertarian opposition that adamantly supports sprawl.
This sometimes seems like a matter of blind materialism, so I am curious
what you think.
I was also surprised by the following press release, which has nothing to do
with Libertarianims, but everything to do with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's
views on Natural Law and politics. The Maharishi posits that Natural Law
supports the ideas of Fidel Castro. Thomas Jefferson and Pope John Paul
would be very surprised.
Maharishi University of Management, Holland Celebrates the Dawn of a New World Order of Peace04/05/2000 09:58 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com
Four Nations Identified as Embodying the Cardinal Qualities of an Ideal State
An Historic Day of Great Celebration for the World
VLODROP, Netherlands, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Maharishi University of
Management today issued a statement to celebrate what it described as "The
dawn of a new world order of peace".
Full text follows:
Maharishi University of Management celebrates the dawn of a New World
Order of Peace, as demonstrated by the invincibility of President Fidel Castro
of Cuba, the freedom of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the Divine
Rulership of President Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia, and the casting off of
corrupt democracy by President Robert Guei of the Ivory Coast.
These four Heads-of-State are four great forerunners of a forthcoming New
World Order of Peace.
The present strength of their leadership is the first visible effect of
improvement in the administration of nations. Their special qualities of
ideal leadership demonstrate a rise in the world of Global Administration
through Natural Law, and foreshadow a time soon to come when every nation will
be sovereign, self-sufficient and invincible, yet will be united with all
other nations in a world family enjoying perpetual peace.
During the past forty years, nine American Presidents have tried to
overthrow or kill Fidel Castro, and have failed -- he has demonstrated
invincibility in the face of a giant nation of vast destructive military
President Robert Mugabe has stood firm against the hypocritical threats of
Zimbabwe's former colonial master, and reminded Britain that Zimbabwe is not
their colony anymore. He has demonstrated freedom, and stood against the
savage depredations of the colonial past.
President Wahid, the first President honored as a saint by his people, has
brought into the world of politics the qualities of purity, tolerance,
harmony, and devotion to God. He is the First Divine Ruler of Indonesia.
President Guei has thrown off the faulty and corrupt democratic system
imposed on so many nations by their former imperial overlords, and which has
led only to chaos and plundering of the nation by an elite, while the poor
remain pressed under the weight of their misery.
The world is awakening to the reality that the old order is passing, and a
New World Order of Peace is dawning. The new order will be characterized by
these very qualities of the four Presidents -- invincibility, freedom, divine
rule, and the transformation of corrupt and failing democracies into
governments that unify and nourish on the basis of the support of the
evolutionary power of Natural Law.
A Sovereign Government Accepts A New Principle for the Eradication of
Poverty Without Foreign Debt
There is yet another cause for celebration today -- the sovereign
government of Zimbabwe has accepted a new principle to eradicate poverty
without the need for ruinous foreign loans.
A frank evaluation of the performance of the IMF and World Bank indicates
that they have not eradicated poverty at all. But they have overshadowed the
sovereignty of nations, placed upon them heavy burdens of debt, and created
chaos and social disorder.
Maharishi University of Management has proposed a new approach to the
eradication of poverty -- the coupon principle.
In every poor nation there are vast tracts of unused fertile land, which
have never been polluted by chemicals. This land could be developed to grow
organic food for export to wealthy countries.
To fund this development the government doesn't need to borrow from
abroad. It just issues an alternative currency -- a coupon -- and loans it to
the project for the start-up costs, and to immediately improve the farmer's
housing and living conditions.
The coupon's validity is restricted to the locale of the project, and it
lasts for only a three-year period -- and thus inflation is avoided. When the
first crop is exported and dollars are earned, the government coupon loan is
repaid by the project in dollars. So today's government issued coupon becomes
tomorrow's dollar in the National Treasury.
The profitable organic food exports will ensure that the poverty of the
whole nation is rapidly eliminated, as the world is going to need more and
more organic food year after year, because of the pollution of the soil in the
It is a simple, self-sufficient scheme to eradicate poverty without
foreign debt, and today the Ministers of the Government of Zimbabwe have
applauded and accepted this principle.
Building Maharishi Vedic University at Mosi-oa-Tunya -- Victoria Falls --
A New Spiritual Center of Africa
There is yet one more reason to celebrate today -- the signing of an
agreement to create the Spiritual Center of Africa at Victoria Falls --
Mosi-oa-Tunya -- the smoke that thunders -- which was announced today on
Zimbabwe national television.
The agreement signed between Maharishi University of Management and Mayor
Pandya of Victoria Falls, in the presence of the distinguished Zimbabwean
political leader Senator Patel, calls for the construction of a magnificent
building some 160 meters in height, which will overlook Victoria Falls. The
building will be constructed according to the principles of Maharishi
Sthapatya Veda -- Vedic architecture in accord with Natural Law. The building
will be positioned for the best view of the Victoria Falls, with a revolving
observation platform on top. A monorail starting at the new building will
cross the Zambezi River where it still is flowing quietly, and then cross
again near the thundering dynamism of Victoria Falls itself.
In this building will be Maharishi Vedic University, offering courses in
the Total Knowledge of Natural Law, and classes in management, agriculture and
tourism. Experts in the ancient Vedic technologies of peace will also come
from India to reside there, and make this building the home of perpetual
peace, and a place where leaders of all nations will peacefully gather in
sight of the marvelous Victoria Falls, which are a wonder of the world. It
will be a place of a unifying character for the entire world to focus on one
point-one place of peace for the whole human race. Jumbo-jet loads of people
will fly there from all over the world, drawn by the natural beauty and power
of the Victoria Falls, and by this new Vedic building of complete knowledge,
perpetual peace and world unity.
Celebrating the Dawn of a New World Order
So with all this good news of today, especially with four nations having
been identified as embodying the cardinal qualities of an ideal state,
Maharishi University of Management in Holland is celebrating the dawn of a New
World Order of Peace. We celebrate the rise of perfection in World Politics
and Economy, and the rise of perpetual peace and unity in the world family.
It is truly an historic day of great celebration for the world.
This celebration is the first step of achievement of Maharishi's Global
Administration through Natural Law, whose constitution is the Constitution of
the Universe, Rik Veda, and which today rings the bell of Eureka for a better
fortune for all mankind.
Professor Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D.
Maharishi University of Management
NP 6063 Vlodrop
SOURCE Maharishi University
CO: Maharishi University
> We Libertarians do. I have no problem with "urban sprawl" andYou are confusing Modernism and urban design. Almost every city and town you
> oppose urban planning. Every city I've seen where "urban renewal" was done by
> the heavy hand of government has been decimated.
like was designed. This includes the places like Italian hill towns that
Modernism presented as "architecture without architects" or former cow paths
or Indian trails.