Tuesday, March 16, 2010

forward motion

A friend on FB made an observation about how a third of the country is poor, and posed the question as to why there isn't a revolution. I got to thinking, what would that look like today?—a revolution... I got up from my computer and walked to the open window where I was greeted by a steady beat of raindrops and a rauckus myriad of frogs and crickets. Their voices stood out above the rhythmic drizzle - frantic sounding - like a battle cry or an anguishing lament. I mused, however, that each creature is only speaking its voice – not in a scream or a shout, just the voice nature gave it – the one that reflects what that creature truly IS. It is the unison of a multitude of voices that gives strength to the message. For too long have we allowed the divisive forces guide us. It is time to shift our focus away from the enemy and toward the goal, as one united throng. We have to speak frankly about what social justice entails and work hard toward achieving it, which means truly knowing what kind of world we want--not just what we don't want in the world.

maniacal ramblings indeed ... however ...

the next thing I stumled upon was this: www.cesj.org/thirdway/comparison3rdway.htm

then this: www.duckdaotsu.org/3breakthrough.html

forward motion toward a better way


  1. Totally, that is key, too... knowing what kind of world we DO want. We all know what doesn't work, and the problem and probably the main reason why there hasn't been a revolution yet is we haven't all agreed upon what happens next. I read that "third way" comparison thing and while it sounds nice how is it to be implemented and maintained? So many questions to be answered.

    Another problem is that a group may gain a lot of voice and power to actually accomplish something but then people are so un-trusting of one another their motives will be questioned. I will continue to research this though thanks, good article! I like your profile too :)


  2. Thank you for the feedback. I always appreciate your point of view--good food for thought indeed! :)