How Powerful Evolutionary Forces are Transforming Seven Billion Individual Humans Into a Single Harmonious Social Organism

“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   ()>)(      
“Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.” – John Lennon ()>)(
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   ()>)(
“Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction booklet came with it.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(
“The finally victorious way of looking at things will be the most completely impressive way to the normal run of minds.” — William James    ()>)(
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating a problem in a way that will allow a solution.” – Bertrand Russell          ()>)(           
“The desire to question and change things comes from the healthiest part of you.” – Gene Tashoff           ()>)(
“The essence of The Coalescence is connectivity.” — Walter Szykitka                ()>)(
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” – Bob Dylan                ()>)(
“This ain’t no foolin’ around.” – David Byrne                ()>)(
“Money is the root of all evil.” – Jesus                ()>)(
“Love conquers all.” – Virgil                ()>)(
“All you need is love.” – The Beatles            ()>)(
“Music will be thefinal uniter.” — Walter Szykitka


Great news! Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West have organized a National Teach-In for Tuesday afternoon, April 5. The theme is “On Austerity, Debt, Corporate Greed and How to Fight Back.” Progressive luminaries such as Jeffrey Sachs, Heather McGhee, and Richard Trumka will be on hand. The event will be live-streamed over the Internet from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, after which local groups are encouraged to continue the discussion. For more information on organizing a group or simply tuning in yourself, visit It throws me back to the Sixties to see that the program will originate from Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square, where the Rev. Howard Moody and his assistant, Al Carmine, both of whom were in the forefront of the struggle for gay rights and a woman’s right to chose, once held forth and led the charge.

This national teach-in is such good news because it revives a tactic that was used to great effect during the Vietnam War. I do not believe the public is stupid; it’s uninformed and misinformed, and the corrective is education. And teach-ins can be an effective educational tool. Of course, the danger persists that events such as this teach-in will amount to little more than preaching to the choir. It’s up to us, therefore, to maintain our vigilance and do our part to shine a light on the existing system of things until, finally, everybody knows how it operates.

Appropriately, today’s (r)evolutionary music clip features “Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen

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