Thom, after watching the debates the last two nights (June 26th and 27th) and listening to your podcasts in response, the thought occurred to me that one way for democratic progressives to take the wind out of the sails of republican and establishment democrats who are trying to neutralize their impact is to define their platform as “humanitarian democracy” (voluntary cooperation or pooling our resources), instead of “democratic socialism.” The word “socialism” is too often associated with the idea of communism or forced cooperation by both democrats who depend on Wall Street for reelection support and republicans, who depend on corporations and billionaires for reelection support.
When we make who we are, how much money, power and privilege we have, more important than how we are, how we treat each other, we create polarization and conflict. We set the stage for authoritarianism. The result is hidden agendas and propaganda to lull people to sleep or bully them into submission, as policies are put into place that favor the few at the expense of the many.
I think it’s essential to acknowledge that we’re all in this (life or Being and Creation) together because we are! Climate balance will not return unless we all participate in making it happen in every way we can. We don’t need heroes. We need common sense, love, and cooperation. Let’s build momentum by sharing our personal stories about what we’re already doing to reduce our impact on the environment. Many of us everywhere have already begun to take action. What’s your story?
Questions Can Help Us Gain Clarity Too
What can we do today for the selves we’ll be tomorrow?
What do we want most for our children, ourselves and the world?
What works best and makes us happiest in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself?
We think, feel, act and react; therefore, we ARE.
As we think, feel, act and react, we create.
To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. If we don’t do it ourselves, who will, and what might their agenda be?
Love what you do, Thom!
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves, if we think it’s important enough.
Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good. Can you think of a better reason for living, loving, learning and evolving?