Here’s the latest outline for my new book, FYI. Draft chapters will be posted to the blog as they are written. It’s work-in-progress, subject to change, and suggestions are always welcome.
all the best,
New book (title TBD)
Ch 1: Prognosis 2012: the elite agenda for social transformation
Ch 2: The Grand Story of Humanity
Ch 3: The Story of Hierarchy
Conclusions: The Localization Imperative
Theme: Local sovereignty is the only antidote to hierarchy and elite rule.
Ch 4: Community awakening: opportunities and obstacles
Theme: Survey of community-oriented initiatives;
identification of potentials and obstacles.
Ch 5: Focusing on community development
Theme: Identification of synergies among community initiatives;
development as a unifying focus;
outline of a development model.
Ch 6: Cultural transformation
Theme: Community engagement in its own development process, if pursued appropriately, leads automatically to cultural transformation and the emergence of an inclusive democratic process at the local level.
Conclusions: The Transformational Imperative
Theme: The political process is of no value to us, nor is mass organizing;
our eyes must be on the prize of radical cultural transformation;
our activism must be focused in our own communities.
Ch 7: We the People
Theme: Recognizing the emergence of a new political paradigm:
We the People acting with coherence and unanimity of purpose.
Ch 8: Social transformation
Theme: Community awakening as a cultural movement;
the organic emergence of decentralized collaborative processes;
dismantling the old regime.
Ch 9: Envisioning a liberated world
Theme: visualizing the confluence of knowledge, wisdom, and collaborative consciousness;
exploring the potential for education, cultural development, and species evolution.
Conclusions: Turning point for humanity
Theme: The familiar liberal-democratic regime is being dismantled;
a tyrannical feudalistic regime is being constructed to replace it;
the time of transition provides an opportunity for the emergence of alternatives;
we have the power to liberate our species if we can only get it together to do so.
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