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A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. A. Philip Randolp Communities have ethics, principles and common goals that provide the gel that keeps them together, and informs their collective efforts and actions. Communities can be informed by theology, science, philosophy, and practically anything where there is a common interest at its heart that people identify and resonate with.In this age of out of control...read more
“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The politics and philosophies of neoliberalism and individualism has and is still reaping havoc on our natural human and social collectivist ways, as human beings living in societies we naturally come together through mutuality of needs. But for the last 3 decades our...read more
This talk was given in 2011, based on early studies of data, but the analysis has now been borne out by figures from the government itself. The August ‘riots’ in Britain last summer were portrayed by the media and politicians as the actions of ‘greedy feral youth’ or ‘gangs’ within a ‘criminal underclass’. Most of these politically loaded explanations were presented before what had happened was even known. Using hard research and the voices of participants, this event will provide an analysis of the ‘riots’ of August,...read more