On October 29, 1995, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Silo*(1), gave a conference on The Theme of God*(2), where he mentioned some futures: one of them is that we are in conditions for the emergence of a new civilisation, the first planetary civilisation in human history.

Today we see, that wars on the borders of the powers and the formation of a monstrous para-state as Silo predicted in the talk in Sri Lanka on October 20, 1981, are a reality. We are also seeing the consolidation of an empire and its subsequent destructuring by the dynamics of closed systems, according to Ilya Prigogine*(3). These wars do not involve cities such as Moscow, New York, Paris, London or Beijing, but will take place in peripheral countries, the “backyards” of the hegemonic powers, such as Panama, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Yemen, Libya, Syria and now Ukraine. The firepower of the powers is such that they are fighting in third countries and not directly, if they did, we would be in danger of a total annihilation of life on our planet.

After a month of siege on the Russian-Ukrainian border, more than 100,000 Russian troops were on alert. Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the soldiers would return to their barracks at the end of the exercises. In mid-February, Russia recognises the republics of Lugansk and Donetsk and Putin orders a dangerous push into the Donbass region.

Ukraine has a long history of invasions, having been part of the Tsarist Russian empire and more recently of the USSR. During the Thiolodomor, millions of Ukrainians starved to death in the Stalinist period from 1932 to 1934. On 24 August 1991, Ukraine declared its independence, which is considered to be the restoration of the independent state of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, occupied by the USSR in the spring of 1921.

Ukraine wants to join the European Union and NATO. Let us not forget that the Ukrainian army has been shelling the region where the separatist republics of Lugansk and Donetsk are located since 2014 in violation of the Minsk agreements for eight years.
Russia considers that NATO’s eastward expansion violates the agreements of the 1990s and that its security concerns are indeed genuine, and the fact that Ukraine is part of NATO harms its interests and security. Russia invades Ukraine because of indiscriminate shelling in the Donbass region, genocide by racist elements against ethnic Russians, NATO pressure and the interest of defensive expansion.

On 24 February 2022, Russia starts the invasion of Ukraine from 3 points: The Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, from the Belarusian border and from Donbass. Nine days later, the Russian army has not been able to consolidate its operation, having encountered strong resistance from the Ukrainian army and nationalist groups. According to television pictures, civilian targets have been shelled, resulting, according to the Ukrainian version, in thousands of deaths. Russia was sanctioned by the UN, which condemned the invasion, and sanctioned by the USA and Europe. These events have consolidated NATO as a front of 30 countries against Russia, sending arms to the Ukrainians for their defence and motivating a confrontation in Ukraine.

Russia, in the voice of Putin and Lavrov, alerts the European countries about the possibility of a third world war and puts the Strategic Defence System on alert, making Europe and the whole planet tremble. Weeks later, the US and NATO activated their strategic defence system.

On the ninth day of hostilities, Russia and Ukraine decide to continue the dialogue and in the second meeting agree to open a humanitarian corridor and a possible ceasefire. On Friday 4 March, seven thousand Russian scientists and mathematicians sent two letters to Vladimir Putin in which they state their opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while days later marches and the resignations of Russian TV presenters made their rejection of the madness of the war felt. This confrontation has already produced more than one million refugees, reported the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Thursday 3 March, who have basically fled to Europe, to countries such as, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Moldova and Hungary. Smaller groups have gone to Russia and Belarus.

This is the most dangerous time for humanity since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Against this background of extreme tension, the Centre for Humanist Studies of the Americas (CEHA) sets out its position:

1. In this situation of war, the first victim is the truth. The media are manipulated and it is in fact a war of disinformation.
2. It is necessary that the Humanist Attitude prevails in this moment of crisis and guides the direction. We have as an example of these fundamental values: the human being as a central value and concern, equality of all human beings, appreciation of personal and cultural diversity and reconciliation.
and cultural diversity, and reconciliation and cooperation between peoples.
3. Conflicts must be solved through dialogue and not by violent means.
4. The economic interest of the Military Industrial Complex prevails in wars and currently the five hegemonic powers sell arms to peripheral countries.
5. From the point of view of New Universalist Humanism, both centralist statism and liberal capitalism have failed.
6. The countries bordering the powers have the right to live in peace and to have their sovereignty and self-determination respected.
7. The invading armies must leave the invaded territories and allow the peoples to autonomously make their humanist constitutions that respect diversity and pluralism.
8. NATO must stop its military expansion, which is close to Russia and China, creating a military line of bases across Eurasia from the Baltic Sea to the China Sea, stop sending arms to Ukraine and facilitate the normalisation of relations between Russia and Belarus, and stop sending arms to Ukraine.
Russia and Belarus with the countries of Europe.
9. The USA must stop its political, military, economic and media interventionism in Europe. We must not forget that the recent construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Germany and Russia, which initiated a process of integration between the two countries, the USA has expressed its total disagreement with it, and that it is not in the interests of the European Union.
expressed its total disagreement and interest in blocking this project, and Germany managed to stop the final certification of the project.
10. Territorial integrity, sovereignty of countries and UN agreements and resolutions must be respected.
11. We must build a world without war, moving towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons and a progressive disarmament of conventional weapons.
12. The people, through a mobile phone application, could participate in plebiscites and referendums on a constant and binding basis, modifying their laws and constitutions, perfecting the functioning of the direct, real and participatory democracies of the future and thus overcoming corruption and corruption.
and thus be able to overcome the corruption and deviations of representative democracies.
13. That we leave behind the prehistory of violence and war, the technified barbarism of the 20th century and overcome the Cro-Magnon Man.

With advances and setbacks, human consciousness advances. It is not random, it is a well-defined process, with a clear intentionality, with a direction, with a force that nothing can stop.
It is not the end of history; it is the end of prehistory and the beginning of the Universal Human Nation.

Secretary Communications CEHA

*(1) Silo: founder of New Humanism, ideologue of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, October to December, 2009.
2009. Doctor Honoris Causa, Russian Academy of Sciences, 6 October 1993. Writer of books translated into several languages:
Letters to My Friends on The Social and Personal Crisis in the Present Moment, Humanizing the Earth, Guided Experiences.
*(2) The Theme of God, conference given by Silo at the Encounter for Philosophical Religious Dialogue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28th and 29th October 1995.
29 October 1995.
*(3) Ilya Prigogine: In 1977 he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He proposed that in closed systems without interaction with the immediate environment, they tend to collapse.
Henden, to collapse, thesis of thermodynamics.