OXFORD UNION DEBATE: MOTION IF kennedy had lived to 1969 he would have moved america into a different orbit- starting to reduce the acceleration in arms spends and launching many more 10000 youth moon races' hubs so that moores laws 5G 4G ..1G 0G (2020s-1970s) could be the bridge between sustainable future worlds for every next child born and history's past worlds of mercantile colonization by big empires and over-carbonised consumption of disposable things. Kennedy was the last us president (world leader trusted) to map the future history of a decade of opportunities and trades in a way that spun optimistic and truth seeking media rather than pessimistic and partially fake media.
- 60 years since JFK asked The FED to study miracles of Japanese human development
- 260 years since smith and watt asked engineers to explore moral sentiments of age of humans and machines: now 4 industrial revolutions in one decade for livesmatter transformations
- 13 years since scots helped launch the nearly free nursing college as 70th birthday wish of muhammad yunus
- 63 years since graduation of glasgow university's greatest goal 1 alumni - fazle abed
- about 20 years since arizona state faced the tough problem - it had built desert cities by syphoning off waters from native american lands - could climate crisis stimulate asu to partner with any other universities wanting to be a coallition of america's new univeristies of ai for climate
Can you spare a few minutes (way beyond any political segregation of ideologies) TO consider how one incident - assassination of kennedy or indeed america's decade of assassination of optimistic white and black americans - put america into different world orbits than those previously agreed at the founding of the united nations. When lawyers and this who rule the peoples dont have any way to reflect on a decade for decision crossroads before rushing into a decade of 100 times moore technology, they lose the chance for a nations youth's dreams to advance missions previously impossible in their parents and grandparents generations. Education continues to examine precisely wrong “fact” instead of the vaguely right clues entrepreneurs need and open space facilitation supports leaps beyond old failing systems in which everyone is trapped by the same conflict barrier
Ackoff : by definition a broken systems (of human relationships) is one in which the harder old professions works the more failures they cause
In 1964 Tokyo hosted the olympics -the first to be satellite broadcast live to a global audience.
Prince Charles attended - he was amazed to see how far japan was ahead on electronics (specifically the sony tv that had been uninstalled in the british embassy). He asked akio morita of sony to some and inwardly invest in wales. Japan had been the big asian enemy of the western allies in world war 2
- so hypothesis 1 charles was innovating the greatest world trade leap the old world had ever seen.
To explore this hypotheris we need to ask what were the root causes of world war 2. There were at least 3:
1 To get rid of a tyrant leader eg hitler ruling a nation germany and attempting to rule the world
2 How mainly 2 island nations has designed industrial revolution trade around the old world to their benefit -exponentially trapping most of the peoples across the continents of africa and asia in ever greater poverty. Remember its was actually a british slogan - rule britannia ,britannia rules the waves britons never never never shall be slaves. Implying organsing slave trade was core to growing leading industrial economies
3 The nations that started the world wars inside the european continent were the ones whose people had the skills and needs to grow engineering but not enough cola iron etc. Because they didnt have mercantile empires with which to extract natural resources , they needed to take from their geograpihical neighbors
IF KENNERY HAD LIVED TO 1964
America had twice save the old world. So a president like kennedy had the goodwill and the knowhow of everyone who had signed up for the united nations plan of 1945- basically this had 2 first phases:
relaunch the G7 empires that agreed to redesign the future (Russia being the odd empire out that did not agree due to stalin being as tyrannical as Hitler)
as soon as the world economy was on the rise again go post colonial - celebrating every way in which other places could join in win-win trades.
Kennedy's branding of the moon race as a mission possible of the 1960s also inspired optimistic chat around the world - we are at dawn of a new age of no mission impossible. We need to understand while all this was going on, opportunities to join in were very unequally distributed. At least half the people in Eurasia and Africa had no access to electricity grids as one of the essentials of participating in developed economies.
In effect Kemnedy was the last world leader to be in linkedin to every advance for humanity . If he had joined Prince Charles and the Japa Emperor in 1964, would he have concluded that Japan and the win-win spread of its new engineering wealth across islands all the way south - taiwan hong kong to singapore as well as the southern peninsular of korea was the start of the 6/10 humans who are asian rising.
In other words united nations was ready for phase 2 and america could get back to challenges of developing the content americas north south jncluding cultural inequalities between white black and latin and making sure drugs don’t ruin the continent
2) usa could meet with the 4 european G8 france italy germany UK and ask them to share more responsibility for outlasting stalin.
In other words all sorts of moon races on earth could match the needs of mapping new world of trade going ;post colonial as well as post industrial - maximising win-win trades between nations- celebrating a world service media that started connecting health without borders and the 6 most basic development goals:
health security food and water security access t livelihood education gender equality - ending poverty (ie the greatest earth race of all so that wherever next girl born she had a good chance at live because communities and diversity thriving everywhere people mapped)
IF KENNEDY HAD LIVED TO 1969
Arguably the two greatest events of the 1960s or my lifetime were landing on the moon and the days in 1968 China gave up any cultuiral or trading empathy with the global model of russian communism
It wasnt just a small war that Russia started and lost on one of its borders with china. It was the dawning recognition that mao' had preferred buying nuclear arms from russia than saving at least 50 million chinese from starvation. China spent the next 10 years looking for a partners that would free a fifth of the world’s people to join in the world economy that they had closed themselves to in the 1860s rather than accept the then british world trade proposition of accepting opium as a currency
We believe kennedy would have suggested to china that its people race to develop a billion out of poverty could be designed by win-wins with both america and japan. Instead china tried with team kiissinger but soon found that america was offering maps that failed to include the biggest opportunity of all japans new engineering - eg bullet trains and container superports and trade linking in quality supply chinas of small but expertly focused enterprises which the diaspora chinese were already building through Taiwan hk and Singapore as was korean’s s penisular .
HIP HIP FOR FUTURISING CHINESE CAPITALISM _ THE BEST FOR THE HUMAN LOT SINCE ADAM
So it was that china as foreseen in this 1977 economist survey began the greatest win-win economic growth story navigating each of schwab's 4 post industrial revolutions - up to 1999 thought supercity labs, from 1990 getting ready for 2010 and 4g cloud decades to be contintental- productivity game connecting rural and city capitals as fast as sustainably possible
from kennedy web/library - John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural speech he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens. "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country," he said. He also asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the "common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." President Kennedy, together with his wife and two children, brought a new, youthful spirit to the White House. The Kennedys believed that the White House should be a place to celebrate American history, culture, and achievement. They invited artists, writers, scientists, poets, musicians, actors, and athletes to visit them. Jacqueline Kennedy also shared her husband's interest in American history. Gathering some of the finest art and furniture the United States had produced, she restored all the rooms in the White House to make it a place that truly reflected America’s history and artistic creativity. Everyone was impressed and appreciated her hard work.ReplyDelete
The White House also seemed like a fun place because of the Kennedys’ two young children, Caroline and John-John. There was a pre-school, a swimming pool, and a tree-house outside on the White House lawn. President Kennedy was probably the busiest man in the country, but he still found time to laugh and play with his children.
However, the president also had many worries. One of the things he worried about most was the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. He knew that if there was a war, millions of people would die. Since World War II, there had been a lot of anger and suspicion between the two countries but never any shooting between Soviet and American troops. This 'Cold War', which was unlike any other war the world had seen, was really a struggle between the Soviet Union's communist system of government and the United States' democratic system. Because they distrusted each other, both countries spent enormous amounts of money building nuclear weapons. There were many times when the struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States could have ended in nuclear war, such as in Cuba during the 1962 missile crisis or over the divided city of Berlin.
President Kennedy worked long hours, getting up at seven and not going to bed until eleven or twelve at night, or later. He read six newspapers while he ate breakfast, had meetings with important people throughout the day, and read reports from his advisers. He wanted to make sure that he made the best decisions for his country. "I am asking each of you to be new pioneers in that New Frontier," he said. The New Frontier was not a place but a way of thinking and acting. President Kennedy wanted the United States to move forward into the future with new discoveries in science and improvements in education, employment and other fields. He wanted democracy and freedom for the whole world.
One of the first things President Kennedy did was to create the Peace Corps. Through this program, which still exists today, Americans can volunteer to work anywhere in the world where assistance is needed. They can help in areas such as education, farming, health care, and construction. Many young men and women have served as Peace Corps volunteers and have won the respect of people throughout the world.
President Kennedy was also eager for the United States to lead the way in exploring space. The Soviet Union was ahead of the United States in its space program and President Kennedy was determined to catch up. He said, "No nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space." Kennedy was the first president to ask Congress to approve more than 22 billion dollars for Project Apollo, which had the goal of landing an American man on the moon before the end of the decade.
President Kennedy had to deal with many serious problems here in the United States. The biggest problem of all was racial discrimination. The US Supreme Court had ruled in 1954 that segregation in public schools would no longer be permitted. Black and white children, the decision mandated, should go to school together. This was now the law of the land. However, there were many schools, especially in southern states, that did not obey this law. There was also racial segregation on buses, in restaurants, movie theaters, and other public places.
Thousands of Americans joined together, people of all races and backgrounds, to protest peacefully this injustice.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the famous leaders of the movement for civil rights. Many civil rights leaders didn’t think President Kennedy was supportive enough of their efforts. The President believed that holding public protests would only anger many white people and make it even more difficult to convince the members of Congress who didn't agree with him to pass civil rights laws. By June 11, 1963, however, President Kennedy decided that the time had come to take stronger action to help the civil rights struggle. He proposed a new Civil Rights bill to the Congress, and he went on television asking Americans to end racism. "One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons, are not fully free," he said. "This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds…[and] on the principle that all men are created equal." President Kennedy made it clear that all Americans, regardless of their skin color, should enjoy a good and happy life in the United States.