Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Let us be Brief.....
There is the "doomsday clock" of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists....there is the South African proverb that says it's "2 minutes to Twelve"....and then there is Al Gore, and "28 Days Later", and Chicken Little and all the Rest.
So let us be brief.
All of us claim to want a world bereft of poverty, pollution,tyranny, and greed...at least I think we all do, except perhaps for a small percentage of the certifiably insane. You can get a more Democratic, Ecocratic (but not Theocratic) world only one of two ways. The first is to try to use violence, force, sock, and Awe to impose it on the world. The futility of Force used this way was obvious to Simone when she wrote her famous essay on the Iliad, many decades ago in the previous century. It was clear to me at theage of 22 when I put my Selective Service System ID in an envelope and mailed it back to General Hershey. And the futility of such an approach is obvious to most of the world by now.
And now for a still more excellent way....one which has been championed by Paul Hawken, among others, for at least thirty years.
That this was evident from the publication of his book THE NEXT ECONOMY was abundantly clear to anyone who read it. Now, in the current issue of ORION (orionmagazine.com), he fully lays out what he perceives the beginnings of a global movement to reform those Forces which have unleashed destruction et cetera across the globe.
Based on decades of talking ecology with tens of thousands of Global Thinkers, Leaders, Movers, and even Shakers, Hawken now argues that the world is positioned not only for a new age of democracy, but also a worldwide movement away from greed and pollution.
God will help us if he is wrong. God will help us, too, if is right.
Yr. Obdt. Svt.,
Posted by davebuehler at 1:36 PM