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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: Or else is this a return to traditional values - Perhaps as demonstrated in the Highlands of New Guin...
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      Nov 14 2012: I wouldn't be surprised if elements of this new world order vision has been expressed, as it were, piecemeal, on the world stage before. This would only be natural in that human nature is human nature. What I am proposing here is a comprehensive and right return to our full and balanced nature, as only our present world environment can afford due to technological critical mass, which frees us from the drudgery of material survival--as long as we can escape the old selfish nature derived from our survivalist past...

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