Manifest of Good Will (III)

Among the nations Brazil has been distinguished as privileged, in spite of the negativism (or even nihilism) of some people. No other one, amidst the five largest in the world, can present such balanced relationship among dimensions, Nature resources, population, cultural homogeneity and ethnical harmony, superior to the one that has been seen in other regions of the planet, which does not mean that it is the ideal. Racism is obscenity. Without Education and Culture, in order that we have Health and Work with Spirituality, means the same as if all the people, aware or not of it, were being treacherously induced to “Wait for Godot”, as those two mendicants of the famous theatrical play by the controversial Irish writer, Samuel Beckett (En attendant Godot). (…...) The technological delay will be able to surpass in a few years, if we were able to perform a decisive and brave teaching policy (instruction and education, not forgetting the spirituality). And our LGW participates ahead of this process, for it integrates historically the list of Institutions that have the knowledge as a principle and the human creature and her Spirit as objective.

Through the point of view of the Politics, which does not ignore the Spirit, the role of the State is not only to stimulate the private business, in order to achieve from it the resources that should be the support to the essential obligations of the Government: education, health, social security, public sanitation, residence, safety, justice. It is also its role to motivate the social solidarity feeling, promoting, ecumenically, the population’s talents in order the people know by themselves how to set free from the material and spiritual ignorance’s slavery that imprisons them: whoever governs well is the one that — not forgetting the bodies — warms the hearts and enlightens the souls, encouraging them to the struggle for the existence with the powerful weapons of the Love, of the Truth and of the Justice that promote the competence, sublimated by the ethics. Ignorant People will always be slaves of themselves and, consequently, of the other ones. Nobody handcuffs the Spirit of a human being set free through the knowledge of Truth and the living of the fraternal Love, which constitutes the true strategy for the survival (...…).

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José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”