Monday, December 10, 2012

Global Civics: The ideas the Tea Party fears most of all

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In my last post I wrote how the fear of a new wave of reform propelled by the problems and abuses arising from globalization.
Global Civics is the idea-force that would make reform possible if it spread, not only possible, but inevitable. Any collective global action would require adopting the ideas expressed here. These ideas, the consciousness of the practical, unavoidable, reality of the unity of humanity are the starting point for any change.
Therefore it is obvious that any interest groups that would feel threatened by this idea-force, would marshal its resources to discredit anything or anyone who in anyway embodied these ideas.
Watch the video and then try to run it through the filter of Fox, Glenn Beck or the Tea Party. Try to imagine how the mentality espoused in the video would affect the lives and wealth of the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson and then the behavior of the American right begins to make some sense. Their survival is at stake. DS

1 comment:

John Bunzl said...

Hi David,

Liked your video and your comments. If you're interested in how global civics might become a reality, you might like to check out the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign at Paradoxically, it uses Tea Party tactics to achieve global solutions!