The world is poised for change. There’s growing need for fresh thinking in all human arenas – philosophical, ethical, moral, and spiritual.
Democracy is a luxury that the poor and starving cannot afford. A system that routinely provides self-enrichment for few at the expense of many is programmed for eventual collapse.
The gap between the haves and have-nots grows inexorably. Acting from an utter sense of despair, religious zealots and extremists become willing to sacrifice everything, even their lives.
Conventional solutions are inadequate. Tanks and warplanes cannot stop suicide bombers. Jet fighters and cruise missiles look like large, lumbering high-tech sledgehammers targeted ineffectively at terrorists who simply scurry away to regroup.
The ever-present high-tech media amplifies the harsh events as they unfold. While disaster looms, the vast majority remains silent, feeling like helpless onlookers incapable of doing anything.
Society is undergoing irreversible change. Solutions will come when we care enough to ask each other, "What am I doing that makes you feel you must hurt me?" With that understanding will come the beginnings of a universal brotherhood of humanity.
24 February 2015