Monday, November 7, 2011
And there's NO MONEY for teachers, fire fighters or any other public employee?! No mystery where too much money is flowing.
Chris Hedges functions at a level which most of us can only hope to achieve during the highest peaks of our personal human experience. This essay brilliantly elucidates the moral responsibility we each carry as human beings, a responsibility we either choose to ignore or choose to act on. OWS is not just about money. It is about good and evil. It is about each individual being connected, however r...emotely, to every other individual on the planet, and how well-intended institutions __ in our current institutional crisis this means corporations __ sometimes become horrible monstrosities that destroy the very prospect of being a human being. Please read when you have time to reflect on this amazing person's words.
The spiritual crisis of humanity and the endless struggle
by Jérôme E. Roos on November 7, 2011
From Europe to the world, it is time to break the chains of weariness and rise to the challenge of our times. The future of humanity depends on it.
The capitalist endgame that is being played out in Greece – and Europe more broadly – is a microcosm of the challenges facing humanity as a whole. As the world economy teeters on the brink of collapse, we are reminded every day that Europe’s crisis is much more than merely a financial, economic or even political crisis. At rock bottom, the tragedy of the failing European project is a symptom of the profound spiritual crisis facing humanity today.
The European Union, which despite its many troubles remains the largest economy in the world, has often been portrayed as the very pinnacle of modern progress. Francis Fukuyama, author of the End of History, once argued that he saw the European model of economically integrated social welfare states as the single greatest achievement of human evolution. But today, this rudderless behemoth is steadily drifting towards the abyss of its own destruction. Not since the days of WWII has its future looked so bleak. Read Full Article Here | Reflections on a Revolution ROAR
"...knowledge is shared. Failure is expected and seen as a creative force, rather than as something to be feared."| Grist
In the Tactical Urbanism approach, knowledge is shared. Failure is expected and seen as a creative force, rather than as something to be feared. Input from others is welcome. Want to brainstorm about vertical farming? Share ideas about bus-top gardens? You're welcome to contribute. In a significant departure from the attitude of previous generations of entrepreneurs and activists, there's not a lot of proprietary grasping going on. It's a creative commons approach to the physical commons.
Social consciousness is an integral part of this new urban activism. One of the speakers at the Tactical Urbanism event, which was held in Long Island City's Flux Factory, was Chiara Camponeschi, founder of an online urbanist resource called The Enabling City. Camponeschi documents grassroots urban innovations from tool-lending libraries to food redistribution programs to the salvage of neglected spaces. Read Full Article Here | Grist