Asean Summit, Malaysia on Nov 21, 1015

Asean Summit, Malaysia  on Nov 21, 1015
Asean Establishes Landmark Economic and Security Bloc
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - Text version)

“….. Here is the prediction: China will turn North Korea loose soon. The alliance will dissolve, or become stale. There will be political upheaval in China. Not a coup and not a revolution. Within the inner circles of that which you call Chinese politics, there will be a re-evaluation of goals and monetary policy. Eventually, you will see a break with North Korea, allowing still another dictator to fall and unification to occur with the south. ….”

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk
North Korean defector and activist Hyeonseo Lee, who lives in South Korea, poses as she presents her book 'The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story' in Beijing on March 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

US under fire in global press freedom report

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Friday, May 16, 2014

A troubled nation: South Korea after the Sewol

Deutsche Welle, 15 May 2014

Grief, anger and nagging questions: The Sewol ferry disaster remains the main discussion topic in South Korea one month after the vessel sank. The tragedy has had a strong impact on the East Asian nation.

"Can South Korea change after Sewol? Hopefully," says a tweet written one month after the ferry disaster. The short text gets the core of an issue that has been preoccupying many South Koreans ever since, as it calls into question no less than the national identity and country's decades-old obsession with "growth at all costs." But it also begs the nagging question of whether this obsession is to blame for the events of April 16, 2014.

On that day, the Sewol ferry, carrying 476 people, was sailing from Incheon to Jeju Island when it sank. Only 172 people survived, with many others trapped inside the ship as it went down. Of those on board, 325 were children from a high school on an organized trip.

Recovery operations are still underway off the country's southwest coast as many passengers are still unaccounted for. But the initial glimmer of hope is gone. The desperation felt by the victims' families has now turned into anger directed at the South Korean government and authorities.

President Park Geun-Hye has been
 strongly criticized for her handling
of the disaster
The survivors demand answers. They want to know why it took so long for rescue aid to arrive and they demand that those responsible be brought to justice. These are the reasons why dozens of parents of high school students have been protesting in Seoul, demanding a meeting with President Park Geun-Hye.

Who is responsible?

It took almost two weeks for Park to apologize to the public for the government's poor initial response. Shortly before, Seoul's reaction to the tragedy had cost Prime Minister Chung Hon Won his job. Moreover, not only was the head of the shipping company arrested, but prosecutors also indicted all surviving 15 crew members of the Sewol, four of them, including the captain, on homicide charges. They are accused of having failed to carry out their duties to protect passengers in need. If convicted, those charged with homicide could face the death penalty, according to the country's Supreme Court.

But all this doesn't seem enough to calm the usually self-disciplined South Koreans. A month after the tragedy, the country is still struggling to come to terms with what happened, wrote South Korean writer Kim Young-Ha in a op-ed for The New York Times.

The head of the ferry company, Kim Han-Sik,
 was arrested on suspicions that improper
 stowage and overloading of cargo might
have contributed to the accident
"To outsiders, the Sewol disaster may seem like another tragedy that we will inevitably overcome. But here in South Korea, it feels like the country may never be the same again. It has traumatized our national psyche and undercut our self-image," says Kim. "Many South Koreans have begun to wonder if the unfettered growth - and the lax government regulation that accompanied it - has come at too high a price," the novelist added.

In a relatively short period of time, the East Asian country has experienced unparalleled economic growth. Within a few centuries, South Korea has managed to transform itself from an underdeveloped war-stricken country to an industrial powerhouse. South Korea is now a member of the G20, and its Gross Domestic Product was worth over 1,100 billion USD in 2012.

But the breathtaking pace of this growth has also taken place at the expense of safety, with several similar disasters being registered over the past decades. In 1993 for instance, a total of 292 people died in the country's the worst-ever ferry disaster. More than 500 people were killed just two years later when a shopping center collapsed.

Reassessing values

Lee Eun-Jeung, Korea expert at the Free University Berlin, has a similar view. The professor of Korean Studies says she has identified a new trend in the country since the disaster: "Doubts have emerged about the South Korean formula for success and this is unprecedented," Lee told DW. The expert says she believes the children who went down with the ferry didn't die in vain.

Many South Koreans are now troubled by the realization that their society has been guided by the idea that success is worth more than a human life, Lee explains. "Adults have a sense of guilt vis-à-vis the younger generations - because we ourselves created this system which has now affected children," she added.

The disaster has plunged South Korea into an identity crisis, says Kim. "We are awash in self-reflection. Has all of our progress been a facade? Are we, in fact, an advanced country?" Norbert Eschborn, director of the Korea office of the German foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung speaks in this context of a period of "soul-searching" in South Korea.

 A participant looks at a funeral streamer bearing a message for victims of the capsized passenger ship Sewol, before a lotus lantern parade to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha and to commemorate the victims, in Seoul April 26, 2014. The Sewol ferry sank on April 16 on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju.

Analysts say the tragedy has had a strong impact on South Koreans

Rampant corruption

A problem affecting almost all aspects of South Korean life is nepotism. The county has a long tradition of close ties between business and politics. "This is well-known, until now, politicians and business people had managed to avoid big scandals," says Lee Eun-Jeung. But the sinking of the Sewol cast a shadow on the present conditions. For instance, it is of all things the organization lobbying for the shipping companies, the Korea Shipping association, which is in charge of both licensing ships and conducting quality and safety checks.

Over the course of an official probe launched after the Sewol disaster, it became increasingly clear that the ferry owner, Chonghaejin Marine Co., had violated safety regulations. Investigators suspect that the ship inevitably capsized because it was overloaded and had undergone several previous alterations. On Monday, May 12, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries decided to take action and revoke the operating license of the shipping company for the Incheon-Jeju route.

The role of the media

Lee Eun-Jeung is of the view that the media have also played an important part in this incident. She argues that South Korean media outlets are divided and that for instance, public broadcasters only depict the views of the government. "Investigative journalism simply doesn't take place there. Statements critical of the government are simply not broadcast."

Although independent journalists did write critical analyses on the tragedy, there was almost an immediate backlash from public broadcasters which, for instance, sought to demonize the ship owner or link him to a sect, Lee says. "As long as the media keep playing this game, there will be no fundamental changes," she added.

"As time goes by, the memory of the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry will fade out of the minds of most Koreans," says an op-ed published on May 13 in The Korea Times. "Never so for bereaved family members, whose pain and sorrow could deepen with the passage of time," writes the author, adding that it is the task of the rest of society to give them support. "The whole nation has the responsibility for sharing the surviving families' sadness and frustration from this tragedy caused by the failure of the entire social system."

The author's assessment of President's Park handling of the disaster is particularly harsh: "People are criticizing President Park because she is the captain of a ship called the Republic of Korea, and many behaviors of Park and her government reminds them of the incompetent and irresponsible captain and the crew of the ill-fated ferry."

Related Article:

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration LecturesGod / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems  (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it),  Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse),  Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) (Text version)

“…  Government

Let us speak of government. We're not speaking of your government, but of any government - the way it works, how it survives, how it has survived, the way it campaigns, and how it elects leaders. It's going to change.

Years ago, I told you, "When everybody can talk to everybody, there can be no secrets." Up to this point on this planet, government has counted on one thing - that the people can't easily talk to each other on a global scale. They have to get their information through government or official channels. Even mass media isn't always free enough, for it reports that which the government reports. Even a free society tends to bias itself according to the bias of the times. However, when you can have Human Beings talking to each other all at once, all over the planet without government control, it all changes, for there is open revelation of truth.. ”

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