compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
It was he who established the first ever democracy - on which all western democracies today - are now based. A democracy which for 30 years was led by his guidance and husbandry - in nurturing and establishing a template based on direct involvement of the people ...
NOT one based on a representative basis - BUT by a
process of evolution following revolution in fact.
A 1st person singular present tense version of - a democracy of the people - not a third person - thanks for the vote - NOW this is the way I'm going to govern you - type democracy.
It was the revolution of the Athenians and their request of Pericles to return from exile - coupled with an understanding of the need for change - which brought this about - & subsequently acted as the catalyst for this small insignificant city state to transform itself into a trading nation at the heart of the Mediterranean - which influenced the Roman Empire and all other western civilizations since. An Art of ZEN - INTEGRAL solution in fact - which was established by way of the Parthenon, the Acropolis & Athenian democracy - an all inclusive impulse of the moment - as similarly created by DALI in his painting the - Apotheosis of the Dollar in the act of painting Gala - in which you can see - on the left MarceDuchamp masquerading as Louis XIV behind a vermeerian curtain which is the invisible but monumental face of "Hermes" by Praxiteles - a multitude of references to MIND, BODY & SPIRIT - WAR, PEACE, LOVE & LIFE - & the shadows of DALI's own religious mysticism, hallucinogenic mysticism, mysticism of gold and the mysticism of his soft watches in his interpretation of Bridget Riley's " FALL " - albeit a mirror image thereof.
In his television programme, A History of Britain, the historian Simon Schama says of Magna Carta ...
IF NOT exactly the birth certificate of democracy - IT IS the death certificate of despotism. IT spells out, for the first time, the fundamental principle that the law is not simply the will or whim of the King. The law is an independent power unto itself and the King could be brought to book for violating it. A contract whose underlying understanding - guaranteed by charter - that the government of the kingdom had to be subject to the sovereignty of the law.
Why hunt for excalibur - when you had something
already that was as potent as Magna Carta.
As 2007 approaches - should it not now be incumbent on those @ zaadz to recognise that the initiatives of Pericles - brought back from exile by the people - provided a structure, a mechanism and a place where those that had involved themselves in revolution, must now be supplanted on a global scale by an evolution of consciousness based on the interconnected creative impulses of ALL on earth - who would participate in the establishment of a NEW global democracy at the direction of the people - which would bring together - for the first time in the history of HOMO SAPIENS -
EVERY viewpoint, concept & context into a holistic integral whole.
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