first of a projected series on “Possibility”
This may be the first time that the world has got close to being united in a common hope; this despite continuance of being separated by incompatible wishes and fears; not to mention ongoing hate and conflict.
I glean from media that to many of us, the world is in a worse state today than it’s been in living memory.
Perhaps the common hope consists in little more than an end to the pandemic and return to normal.
But politics will still be rotten. Hate and fear will still continue. Who or what can lead to the promised land of our hopes and wishes? Countless solutions have been proposed, never mind what, since at least the dawn of Christianity, and doubtless other religions which I personally know less well; along with all sorts of other structures for living together.
What’s lacking is a proven demonstration of their practical possibility. None of these solutions has worked: not as we hope the Corona-virus vaccines will work.
There’s a document called Radical Love: see https://www.thealternative.org.uk/dailyalternative/2019/6/24/turkey-radical-love-strategy What do you think?
I’ve reformatted the English version and you can download it from here: http://www.ian.mulder.clara.net/books/radical-love%20letter%20format.pdf (printable on Letter paper) or http://www.ian.mulder.clara.net/books/radical-love%20A4.pdf (printable on A4)