"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Step One towards a wiser politics

The other day I introduced Jean Hardy’s upcoming book A Wiser Politics. Here is number 1 of 14 proposals for the framework of a wiser politics, a list of truths that Hardy says we must live out if we are to survive the twenty first century:

"Proposal 1

If we had a more whole view of the person, as female as well
as male, as child, as ensouled when born, as containing all
the opposites found in nature, as needing meaning as well
as food and shelter, we would be socially obliged to:

a: ensure that all babies and children were physically and
emotionally cared for and time given to adults to fulfil this
primary function of love;

b: provide an education that enabled children and adults to
find their own individual potential though life;

c: have an education based on the awareness of the whole
universe, the earth and the human space within this sacred environment."

This is good stuff. This book is essential reading for all who are concerned for the future of the planet earth, and want to do what they can to ensure that we continue to be a part of it for generations to come. Do buy and read this book and share it around amongst friends. Nothing short of a massive global shift of heart, mind and soul is called for. May it be!

The sculptures are by members of the Surrey Sculpture Society, taken at one of their garden exhibitions. If any one knows the names of the sculptors I will happily give them credit here.

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