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Roger Farinha

Founder, New American Spring

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Our New World Order

I propose that our world has reached the point of being able to transcend the capitalist verses the communist, the entrepreneurial verses the socialist debate. I say we can do this if we seize upon one of the most central insights about our nature as human beings--that we are creative and noble creatures, in essence.

What if our paradigm for "success" is transformed from material accumulation for the individual or private interest to creative contribution to all humanity? Is this possible? Are we there yet?

You may respond to this idea generally, considering only its proposition in these three short paragraphs, or you may check out its more nuanced presentation at my Facebook pager here:



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  • Nov 14 2012: Generally, I agree with your notion of where we are heading, but I do not think we are there yet.

    We evolved to be selfish and put our own family before other families and put our own tribe before other tribes.
    It will be many years before we develop a global culture that we are all one family.
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      Nov 14 2012: I strongly feel that our selfishness is rather the consequence of what I understand to be out SURVIVALIST world environment, at the moment. We have to work hard to eek out a living, and resources are scarce, so we polarize. But this is why I feel technological critical mass is necessary for us to step out of this old survivalist mode into our true potential of a noble human family based on material provision for all, and creative exuberance for the glory of our noble race...

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