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"We the People"

By Remy Benoit

From Thom Hartmann, Berrett-Koehler Publishing, at Truthout Whatever Happened to "We the People"?. You may visit with Thom Hartmann.

Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision.


We seem to have forgotten the concept of We the People perhaps because it seems easier to let others make the decisions. Do we think they know more than us; that they have our best interests at heart? It is pretty clear that we need to rethink those concepts and do that now.

From Paul Krugman, The New York Times, at Truthout Banks Gone Wild.

From Robert H. Reid, AP, at Army Times Probe into Iraq contract fraud centers on Camp Arifjan.

May I suggest Barbara Tuchman's The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. We have suffered a great loss with Ms. Tuchman's passing (1912-1989). It would be quite enlightening to be able to share her views on our situation today. Ms. Tuchman's basic questions remain unanswered: why do we so often, most often, work against our own best interests: why do we allow ourselves to be governed by folly, by "wooden headedness"; why do we work so hard for war, when we could work collectively for an active peace? Why do we still insist upon bringing the wooden horse within our gates when we know, we know, what is in it?

Do join Jerry Wennstrom at Mythic Passages for insight into the metaphor becoming reality. Timely Undoing: Metaphor Becoming Reality.

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