January-February 2023 Issue: Director’s Letter:

The So-Called 'International Community' Versus BRICS:


The Current Battle to Maintain the Unipolar World or to Move On to A Fair, Balanced and Equitable Multi-Polar World

Will We, the 8-billion Peons of the Planet, be Permitted to Survive This Clash of Titans?


John Pellam, President & Director

The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society and the Institute for Positive Global Solutions


VOL. XXIII, NO. 1                 ISSN#: 1544-5399           JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2023

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New Year's Day 2023


Looking through The Archives Section of this Journal I am struck by the naiveté of the editor during the early years of this Journal's publication. Each of the titles of the various articles, papers, opinion pieces and proposals exude an optimism and a fundamental belief that those who rule us, democratically elected of course, do so from an altruistic stand, sincerely wanting to create environments of equity, fairness, opportunity and creativity for all.


As we begin 2023 it is obvious that those who rule us are split into two camps, the first being the so-called International Community, which consists of the EU countries and the 5 Eyes nations, essentially but not exactly, the NATO power alliance. These nations comprise the US Dollar-based power structure that has dominated the world since the end of World War II. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the IC stood unchallenged for some 30 years.


Over these 30 or so years, gradually and then rapidly, the BRICS (et al) nations have gained strength and power (both military and economic). Together, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and now Iran and others are rapidly moving away from the US Dollar and are trading in their own currencies. BRICS stands as a boldface challenge to the IC and the IC began taking subtle moves against BRICS starting with the 2004 Orange Revolution in Kiev Square protesting the election of Viktor Yanukovich against former Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko; allegations of voter intimidation and fraud (possibly instigated by foreign NGO organizations operating in the Ukraine) led the Ukrainian Supreme Court to order a run-off election of which Yushchenko was declared the winner. Yankovich was later elected President in 2010; however in 2013 he rejected a pending EU "association agreement" and chose to make closer ties with Russia. This brought on the Euromaidan Protests of 2014 which led to Yankovich's announcement that he had reached "an agreement" with the opposition forces. He then left Kiev for Kharkov, but after reporting that his car had been shot at as he left Kiev he changed his destination to the Crimea where he stayed until his eventual exile in Russia. The next day he was removed as president by the Parliament and a new election was scheduled which was won in June 2014 by Petro Poroshenko.  Poroshenko oversaw the War of the Donbass against pro-Russia separatist forces and began the process of integrating the Ukraine into the EU; he served as president from 2014 until the 2019 election of the strongly pro-EU, pro-NATO, pro-IC and anti-Russia Vladimir Zelensky.


It should be noted here that peace proposals (known in final form as the Minsk Agreements)  were brokered by Germany and France, and in 2015 Germany, France, Russia and the Ukraine signed the Minsk Agreements suspending hostilities between Russia and the Ukraine. In late 2022 several western officials, including Angela Merkle, have alluded to the fact that the Minsk Agreements were nothing more than a stall to provide time for the IC powers to arm and train Ukrainian forces in preparation of a full-blown conventional war with Russia.


Through back channels, the US has long had strong influence over the Ukraine going back to the Obama Administration, with now-US President Joe Biden handling the Ukraine for the Obama Administration during his stint as US Vice President. Presently, with the Ukraine acting as a US proxy state, it has acted as a battering ram against its neighboring state and has, of course, since February of 2022 been engaged in a hot war with Russia.


Backed by the IC nations, the Ukraine is given just enough weaponry to keep it active in the war, but not so much help that it is ever able to win against the Russians and end the war. The war is meant to go on and on in order to weaken Russia while at the same time weakening the Ukraine so that the Ukraine will be permanently dependent on the IC nations and a weakened Russia becomes ripe for "regime change" and Balkanization into smaller, more controllable states with pro-IC ties, leaving Russia proper as a much-weakened rump state.


The game is dangerous, to say the least, and could lead to nuclear war.


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This issue begins with our Page One Feature Paper which discusses the showdown between  Russia and the Ukraine and asks the rather obvious question: "Is This All a NATO Plot to Destabilize Russia and Balkanize the nation into small, easy to dominate rump states?" in Mr. Michael Mifsud's paper "Global Cultural Menace and the Road to World War III".


Meanwhile, China, like much of the rest of the world, desires peace, stability and the continued opportunity to improve and develop its nation. China has formed strong, positive trade agreements with Russia and wants peace to prevail as Russia continues to develop. Can a strong relationship between China and Russia give the IC nations pause and help the world take an important step away from World War III? In his paper titled "Can a Strong China-Russia Partnership Deter NATO From Pursuing a Collision-Course to World War III?" Professor Fu Wei of China's Ji Nan University offers some extremely positive aspects for peace by standing by China's side.


One might next ask: "How did we arrive at this needless and nonsensical danger of blowing ourselves to ashes?" Again, Mr. Michael Mifsud steps in to offer his paper: "How Our Collective Subconscious Was Distracted as Our Rulers Led Us Down the Path to War: Did Self-Consciousness and Religious Convictions and Perhaps Even Simple Intellectual Laziness Lead us to Abandon our 'Survival Needs' to Intermediaries?"


The January-February 2023 issue concludes with more thought into our own consciousness so that we might think more and react less, as Institute Governor Tetsuo Kaneko discusses Science and Human Creativity in his paper titled "Freedom of Cerebral Activities from What the Brain Has."



I’m looking forward to your receiving your comments, observations and remarks regarding this issue’s presentations,

With best wishes,

John Pellam
President & Director
Bibliotheque: World Wide International Publishers
The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society
Email: president@bwwsociety.org
Website: www.bwwsociety.org

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