So. Is this Crazy? The scope of this “Self-Assigned Project?” Individual folks, or groups somehow formed, attempting to create a Plan for a peaceful, non-violent, equitable, self-sustaining World Community? And Design a Process to put that in place? (Versus the most ambitious collective attempts to date. The United Nations? And numerous collective International Treaties? )
Innumerable public interest groups already exist, representing nearly every element of the world community’s befuddled condition, that one can choose to participate in. Let’s all Go For It. But what is missing? What’s getting in the way? Below, some of the “pieces;” Issues to think about.
Throughout human history, first crudely and than with growing sophistication over thousands of years, “scholarly thinkers” have laid much good “ground work.” That’s one source of help. Maybe “condense and catalogue summaries of all those Thinkers works?” Ok, been tried many times. So pick out the Best Ten? Nominations? How to “consolidate” all that Value.
One Thing for Sure. (A repeat from HOME Page.) In every place we are engaging with one another, we must Practice how to do it constructively. Minds Open to hearing opposing viewpoints and their explanations, in order to learn from them. It’s the only route to gradual progress to mutual understanding and compromise, toward a code of “Inviolable Values” envisioned at the beginning above. (And Do call me on it when I lapse. 🙂
We must go Way Beyond watching the Nightly News (which can only be superficial, with a bias for the violent and dramatic.) We must go out looking for more, way more, intentional learning. Improving upon our own viewpoints.
More “Issues. “Boundaries” of Religion: The “Wall of Separation Between and Church and State.” What it is and Why? Every person entitled to his and her personal beliefs, so long as they neither encourage nor condone violence against the same freedom of others differing beliefs. Thus may no such arbitrary Religious tenant of conduct be enacted into the law of any community, nor otherwise be imposed upon any other persons, unless such Tenant is expressly and exclusively compliant with that “Universal Code of Human Conduct.”
So, The “Common Values Project” itself. How to “organize” it to accommodate our cultural diversity but banish all forms of limiting violence to the common values.
Capitalize on the Sciences, as informed by the Humanities. To learn more how to formally educate. and support ongoing self education. And, crucially, how to offer successful interventions into myriad forms of disfunction manifest in every Culture and community; all such in turn comprised of the unique individual lived experience of each member of the community.
How to ensure that governance structures mobilize and disburse financial resources to those ends; and to ensure that these requisites are honored in all community structures, public and private.
And Lots More in the Picture. The Nature of Reality. The universe, and the Cosmos? What Can be Known?
Religion, “Spiritualism,” Mysticism? The related biological and physical Science. The Body and the Brain.
Racism. “Race? Are not we all of a single Race: homo sapiens. Why does “Racial Discrimination” still persist? (As it does widely. In what forms, and why? Ranging from conscious and intentional, to unconscious and unwitting. And how those folks on the receiving end experience it.
“Feminism,” in all it’s Incomplete Goals, including a Woman’s own Medical and Civil Freedom of Choice, Aspiration, and Action. How it occurs in all it’s forms, in all cultures and communities Worldwide; and how it is experienced.
If we were successful in making physical life sustaining resources available to all Why are HUGE numbers of Humans, anywhere and every where around the Planet, disfunctional in myriad different, complex personal ways; and thus failing at independent Survival? The Innumerable combinations of individual experiences that account for why people become dis-functional. With Scientific research now yielding an array of effective Intervention Techniques, why are they not available to those who need them?
One useful Reference: “The Affirmations of Humanism; a Statement of Principles” (Will be Posted.)
WHAT ELSE, to you see is relevant to This Overall Goal: a self sustaining, equitable and peaceful world. ??