Don Lubov’s words here ring true, at least to me. It’s way past time our civilization took the next step into a brighter future. Is it too much to ask, too much to hope, that humans can grow up?
After many years thinking about this manifesto, it’s time to write it down and to share it with others.
How a society treats its least capable and most dependent members is an accurate measure of its greatness. How it cares for its least fortunate and most needy citizens reveals its worthiness to be called advanced.
Technological invention, development, and production indicate a narrow area of evolution. The built environment, while impressive at first blush, shows a degree of success, and cooperative effort. This effort. too often, is an insight into the surface, physical success only. It seldom translates into high moral values.
Opportunities offered on a universal level are clearer indicators of a society’s humanitarian structure. For example: Is it meeting the five basic needs of all of its citizens? Does it provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical attention and education to all? Not superior, but simply adequate.
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Amen! I would be remiss if I did not point out that the thoughts presented here are remarkably in tune with the “manifesto” Jesus issued in the Sermon on the Mount.