of the New-Year 2003 Issue
Arthur C. Clarke with his beloved Pepsi
Dec. 20, 2002 - Photo: Bircan Unver
hundred failures would not matter, when single
change the destinity of the world."
Arthur C. CLARKE, 2001: A Space Odyssey
One of the biggest roles of science fiction
is to prepare people to accept the future without
pain and to encourage a flexibility of mind. Politicians
should read science fiction, not Western and detective
stories. Two-thirds of 2001 is realistic
hardware and technology to establish a
background for the metaphysical, philosophical,
and religious meanings later.
Arthur C. CLARKE, "The Making of Kubrick's
2001", Edited by Jerome AGEL, 1970
"...For ordinary humans only two things were
Love and Death."
Arthur C. CLARKE, 3001: A Final Odyssey
dedicated this issue to Sir
Arthur C. Clarke
for his 85th Birthday. Sir Clarke is the master of both
science and literature of our time. Furthermore, some
call him as the "Prophet" of the 21st Century,
since some of his prophecies have already become part
of our daily life.
Clarke stated in the second quote above, We too wish that
"Politicians read science fiction, and not
Western or detective stories."
Reality or Utopian Dream?
The World instead of investing in projects that would
meet the basic needs of humanity, and more space exploration
per Sir Clarke's vision, it has been forced in a direction
that is more and more destructive and damaging. Yes, there
are some investments into Space, however instead of a
positive purpose such as building a ladder towards Sir
Clarke's vision, it is for military strategic purposes.
Congress easily passed a budget as large as 350 billion
dollars for a possible war against Iraq, when there still
is not sufficient effort to invest for education, world
hunger, health, social and economic development... Most
of the world population is under a heavy burden in meeting
necessities of daily life. Whether we realize it or not,
we have become modern slaves of our time... Freedom does
not seem to exist. Freedom is a big lie.
fairness those who care are the same as those who do not
have enough sources or power to facilitate change . Thus, we, as individuals,
have the freedom of expression i.e. to say whatever we
like to say, but somewhat we lack the ability to convert
our thoughts and words to acquire the power to change
some decisions that we find as deadly for humanity.
the US and the world decisions makers could've read, comprehended,
imagined and invested more than ever into Sir Clarke's
visions and great inventions... I, as an ordinary individual,
while expressing my thoughts, am aware of the fact, and
quite frustrated that my thoughts will not reverse the
fast march towards more advanced weapons, nor wars.
to live in a world that doesn't have an ongoing war, and
all natural and human resources could be switched and
transformed only to elevate mankind's soul, mind and lives
for better tomorrows on Earth and in the Space.
media one way or another is leading our world to a war...
I also wish, they would rather highlight Sir Clarke's
visions to the rest of the world.
very much, for introducing us to an
unimaginable -mostly- beautiful and hopeful future
which some part of it have already become part of our
you very much Julie Mardin for the article she wrote,
that dedicated this issue to Sir Clarke.
And most of all to you our readers thank you so much for
visiting and being part of the Light Millennium's global
* * * * *
you a happy and healthy new year
without war through out the year..."
Please send us your answers, ideas, articles, art works,
illustrations or cartoons for the question; "PEACE:
Reality or Utopian Dream?" in order to publish
them in the Spring 2003 issue. Deadline is February
in peace, love and light,
The Light Millennium
A Charitable Organization
Note: Sir Clarke's photo updated
on February 1, 2003
- Second New Year Message from Colombo:
peace breezes from Sri Lanka and New Year Wishes
Colombo, December 31, 2002