Saturday, April 16, 2011

A beginning

As a child of the 70s, I was born at the height of post-war social change.  The decades since have seen a dramatic retreat on nearly all fronts.  But amidst all the dead-ends, missteps, and short-lived periods of forward momentum, there is a slow awakening beneath the surface.  Somehow the previous generations (and mine as well) lost their way on the path from here to there, but now my generation and a new generation are beginning to pick things up.

As odd as it may sound, there is an attempt to return to "here" - the world we live in and the fundamental organizing principles necessary to build a large movement of people that live in this world.  And we are beginning again to chart a path to "there" - a revolutionary vision of a world of, by, and for the people that live in it.

This blog will be an attempt to gather together my thoughts of how we might find a path.  It won't be one of the paths that previous generations blazed and that has since become an overgrown diversion to neither here nor there.  But it won't be an entirely new path either.  And we don't have the luxury of sitting in our drawing rooms, painstakingly creating elaborate maps of fiction before we begin - leading from a fantasy here to an impossible and irrelevant there.

We are already moving, and there is much work to be done, but as we go I hope to get a better idea idea of where we're at, where we need to go, and how to get there.

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