New Mosque (Yeni Cami) Front August 1975
Photograph Copyright by Levent Ağaoğlu 1975
Entrance stairs of the old New Mosque. The elder is feeding the cornfields and the pigeons. Blessings to your heart, strength to your eyes and stick. A typical Istanbul ritual. The young boy adorned the square with running steps. New Mosque August 1975
Social justice globally
Social justice globally. Hi my friends, today is the 10th of February 2023. Then we will talk about social justice.
Social justice globally. First of all, there happened a very severe earthquake on Monday, five days before in Turkey.
This is really very severe. It happened in southern Turkey and then numbers are rising rapidly. I want to talk about that point, first of all, we are suffering in Turkey. I call you from Istanbul.
But this is in another 10 cities in Turkey. More than 18 countries have sent their rescue teams. This is very good news but people are suffering too much and so this is our sorrow currently.
Coming to our topic social justice so within 10 headlines I will go quickly proceed for the subject for social justice all over the world.
Richest and Poorest
The richest 10 percent in the world gets 52 percent of the income and then the poorest 50 percent only gets 8 percent of the total income.
Social Value Concept
First of all, we come to the concept of the social concept. The value and wealth is produced socially. The humans produce this value and wealth. Humans as workers do the production. Then white collars and blue colors all together they create the value. But for the distribution of this production value, who gets which most of percentages?.
Though the production is social one, it is only 10 percent getting 52 percent income. Can they do this value alone by themselves?. No they need humans. They need but why do humans get very less value of the income. This is a very big question. I will explain how can it be replied with the solutions.
Production is social but sharing is by limited individuals. No it is not acceptable.
And secondly, the justice concept is not in the courts only. Justice must be in life. Justice is valid at the courts only. Let’s go to the court and then see what will happen with the judge. Life should be in justice.
How will it be is really very universal problem. The population of the world is over 8 billion and 800 million gets 52 percent of the income. Is it acceptable?.
Justinian and Roman Law
Then we come to the points for justice. I remembered Justinian. He was a Roman emperor. And then he was in my city Istanbul Turkey geography. 15 minutes from my home was Roman Palace. What did he do. He was representing justice in the world. Because he qualified the Roman Law for the justice the first time in the history. He codified the law and then he also constructed Saint Sofia Church. It was the biggest church at AD 550 time the orthodox church in Istanbul. He was a great man. He wrote down the justice code that is Roman Law.
When we come to the point of institutions, it is United Nations. Nations mean divided. When we look at from the universe to the world, we see the geography, the physical map only. Why do we divide the world as nations.
Why the institution is not called as United Humanity?
This is very important and secondly coming to the last point, we need to use institutions all over the world and existing institutions are not satisfactory.
There is no justice in business life as well because the sharing is not in a correct way.
Humanity should find a solution in everyday life for social justice so. In this case justice is justified otherwise justice happens on the courts only. We don’t have to go to the courts. It should be justified for daily life.
So have days with social justice all my friends.
So have a good day, bye for now