ON UNITED STATES POLICY
on the Occasion of the
BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE
Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C., May 22, 2003
BY MICHIO KUSHI
I am honored to have the opportunity to present a Statement of recommendations
on U.S. Policy to the Business Advisor Council Annual Board Meeting.
with and support most of the current policies of the Bush Administration.
There are, however, important issues which require our serious consideration
for immediate action, concerning both international and national policies.
These issues are the following:
U.S. attack on Afghanistan could not completely achieve its primary
objective: elimination of the source of international terrorism.
U.S. war with Iraq did successfully eliminate the dictatorship of
Saddam Hussein. But it failed to demonstrate Iraq's possible use of
chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction, which was used
to justify the U.S. attack on Iraq; and her direct connection to international
terrorism. In these respects, the United States has lost its honor
in the international community. Furthermore, the U.S. bombing and
invasion has begun without the consent of the Security Council of
the United Nations, while Council debates were continuing. This action
has resulted in loss of friendship and trust in the international
world community is now becoming aware that the U.S. action has been
designed and carried in accordance with the idea of Pax Americana.
This awareness will further produce serious conflicts for the designing
of the future world, Pax Americana or World Federation developed
through the United Nations. It is anticipated that the majority of
European countries and other parts of the world would tend towards
a future World Federtaion, though they recognize the superior power
of the U.S. in the fields of military, technology, and economy at
the present time. It is questionable whether the U.S. has ideological,
cultural, and philosophical authenticity, enlightening entire mankind.
the U.S. is facing the reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, for
immediate requirements. In addition to the war expenditures of billions,
the U.S. is burdened with further expenditures of possibly ten times
more than war expenditures, for this reconstruction process. It is
questionable whether the U.S. economy can sustain these burdens while
its national economy is in recession.
conflict between Israel and Palestine is still unresolved, and this
is the most critical for the peace and security of the Middle East.
This conflict and the other wars also accelerated emotions of anti-Americanism,
especially among Islamic peoples.
- In short,
the United States has tactically led successful campaigns generally
in the Middle East. But it is doubtful that the U.S. is victorious
in its global strategy. Politics is Power; but at the same time, Emotion.
Among the international community, including the Islamic countries
in particular, the prevalent emotion is that American Capitalism is
attempting to colonize the Middle Eastern countries, in accordance
with the idea of Pax Americana, and to dominate their political
and economic systems and control their national resources.
Politics can work for a short period, but it does not work in the
long run. Power Politics inevitably creates antagonism among the many
countries and many people. The use of Power Politics should be avoided
by any measure possible. Policy regarding North Korea, or any other
unfriendly country, requires the same approach. If the U.S. demonstrates
its sincere collaboration with other countries for the sake of mankind,
the U.S. shall become appreciated by the people of the world as a
true leader, because all know that the U.S. is holding the superior
power over any other country.
a consideration of the above problems, the future of America is in
great question. Regardless of whether a new world order of peace,
freedom, and prosperity is pursued by the plan of Pax Americana
or World Federation developed through the United Nation, it is my
sincere hope that the U.S. continue its leadership with several friendly,
powerful countries, for the sake of the welfare of mankind. In order
to keep such a pioneering spirit, it is recommended that the U.S.
take the following measures actively:
with the international community
and embracing different traditions, cultures, customs, beliefs,
and ways of life
and promotion with the cooperation of other countries' governments
and educational institutions, about planetary consciousness
assistance to the developing countries, to encourage production,
commerce, and international trade, and technological development,
toward more prosperous societies
a first practical plan for the world community, the universal
problem that mankind is facing: the health of humanity, both
physical and mental, should be restored. The U.S. is not excluded
from this problem; and urgent, wholesome measures are required
for the people of the U.S. and the world (as detailed in the
- We have
to learn from the history of Pax Romana and Pax Britannica,
and we have to know that the 21st Century is greately different from
their times. The U.S. should extend its hand of friendship, brotherhood
and sisterhood, love, kindness, and sympathy to all mankind, regardless
of whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated. This is the key for
the future of U.S. global policy, regardless of whether its approach
is Pax Americana or World Federation developed through the
national economy, and the businesses supporting this national economy,
are currently facing a crisis. The cause of this crisis is, in addition
to the abover international atmostphere towards the United States,
the Health of American Citizens and Residents.
Our health is facing a critical situation, and includes leaders in
every field, employers, employees, workers, and intellectuals, included
even health professionals.
current ten leading causes and numbers of deaths for Americans were
(due to medical treatement)
- In addition,
we are faced with an epidemic of Overweight and Obesity; Women's
disorders such as PMS and Menopause Irregularities; Hypoglycemia;
Emotional & Psychological Instability; Viral Diseases, and countless
especially among the young generation, in school and society is becoming
beyond the ability of administration to control in the family and
half of marriages end in divorce, and this trend is rising every year.
is increasing; though large-scale crime is somewhat under control,
minor crimes are committed everywhere.
of these physical, psychological, and social crises are caused by
Improper Nutrition, Dietary Practice and Way of Life. This trend
began during the 20th Century, especially becoming more prevalent
after 1950, and it has been even more accelerated since 1975. It is
caused by the prevalence of chemicalized food, refined food, commercially
and artificially mass-produced food, and reliance on high animal protein
and fat. This is the rise of so-called "Junk Food," with
a rapid decline in substantial natural quality of food.
- In order
to alleviate this situation, we very much appreciate the U.S. Dietary
Goals of 1977 by the Senate Select Committee, and other similar nutritional
and dietary researches and recommendations, including the 1993 USDA/DHHS
Food Pyramid; the 1994 Mediterranean Dietary Guidelines; and the 1995
Traditional Asian Dietary Guidelines.
this line, far ahead of any of these recommendations, the natural,
organic, and macrobiotic food movement, along with education of cooking,
has initiated, pioneered, and developed the natural and organic food
movement; and has stimulated the rise and spread of Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and healthcare.
adoption of such dietary practice, millions of Americans as well as
citizens of Europe, Japan, and other Asian countries, have gained
the benefits of improvement in their health, personal behavior, and
refer to the attached pyramid of the Standard Macrobiotic Diet. This
is also a template for the tradtitional diet that has been practiced
for thousands of years, with modification to suit to the current world
TO THE GOVERNMENT
suggestions are highly recommended for the health recovery of Americans:
aid to natural and organic food producers, including farmers, food
processors, and distributors
and support in any way possible for research and educational programs
at institutions which are dealing with the natural, macrobiotic, and
healthful dietary approaches
of change to a diet based on more whole grains, vegetables, beans,
sea vegetables, fruits and low-fat animal food, with the reduction
of high-fat animal food and refined sugars
dietary change should be encouraged in all:
Hospitals and healthcare centers
b. Public schools and School Lunch Programs
c. Company and Enterprise Cafeterias
d. Public eating facilities
e. Government cafeterias
f. Military Facilities
of Home Economics Classes teaching proper diet and cooking, in grammer
schools, high schools, colleges, and adult education.
dietary change in the United States will
Increase the efficiency of the workplace
b. Create peaceful, harmonious relations within the family and
c. Save many billions of dollars of direct and indirect medical
and healthcare expenditures
Diseases are now pervasive, symbolized by AIDS, and, more recently,
by SARS, along with many other so-called "viral diseases."
These viral diseases are due to a loss of efficiency of natural, biological
immunity; which, in turn, is caused by improper dietary habits. Medical
treatment, without a correction of dietary practice, is only a symptomatic
approach—and not the elimination of the underlying cause of
these viral diseases.
United States should initiate drafting of dietary guidelines based
upon whole grains and vegetables, reducing the large consumption of
animal protein and fat, and adapt the guidelines to each regional
tradition and custom, in the following world regions:
b. Central America
c. South America
f. Middle East
g. Southeast Asia
h. Eastern Asia
United States should also initiate aid for agriculture and farmers
and food processing enterprises, which are the foundation of all human
activities, including all U.S. businesses. Low interest loans should
be considered to small businesses, especially for the natural and
organic food production industry, for the purpose of rebuilding the
health of Americans. If this initiative is extended internationally,
it will help to develop economic prosperity and social welfare in
any country and any area in the world, promoting peace and security.
of animal protein and fat, stimulants, simply carbohydrates, alcohol,
and drugs creates mental and emotional instability, such as shortness
of temper, irritability, rigidity, hunger for power, fear, and suspicion.
On the other hand, a whole grain- and vegetable-based diet can secure
peaceful human relations. War and violence are naturally decreased
dramatically. This is the biological-biochemical-psychological-spiritual
foundation of One Peaceful World.
States is a multi-racial and multi-cultural society. Its founding spirit,
democracy, is historically and universally valuable for human society.
Because the United States is now holding a leadership role for the entire
world in many domains, this nation should be concerned with the health
and wellbeing of humanity on this planet.
with international cooperation, the United States should become a pioneer
to correct the current human eating habits, and clean up the environment
in all areas of the world. These actions are far more important and
beneficial for entire mankind, including our own America, beyond any
other national or international policy.
United States takes the initiative in this direction, we shall be a
Shining Light for the future of mankind. We shall secure the continuous
evolution of human beings towards becoming a more peaceful, inventive,
creative, and spiritual species. This will naturally secure more economic
prosperity, not only for America, but for the entire world.
statement naturally suggests the wholehearted efforts of the United
States and its citizens and residents, working in collaboration. Regardless
of differences in political views, whether Republican or Democrat or
others, all should be allied to work cooperatively. Natural health policies
for Americans and all mankind for the coming decades should be drafted
for the destiny of the human species on this planet.
with my Associates, I humbly but wholeheartedly recommend to you to
to consider the above proposal. We would be very please to be asked
by the Business Advisory Council and tha National Republican Congressional
Committee to present more practical and detailed plans. And we shall
not hesitate to cooperate in any way possible to pursue the realization
of this goal.