compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
that HumanKIND has to prepare for our next cataclysmic encounter
with the cyclic occurrence of climate change, the likes of which has
NOT occurred since our 600 or so forebears were stranded in the
Pinnacle Caves of the African continent, where our species first
FUNCTIONALLY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE has to be established.
That place where our forbears came from of course, is the country which we have named South Africa.
It was Nafiz Rifae, Chairman of the Bethlehem University Alumni Association, who gave one of the most moving speeches summarising the transformation work, which Elza Maalouf has detailed in her book EMERGE! The Rise of Functional Democracy and the Future of the Middle East - which began with this opening statement from by Nafiz ...
"The idea for this convention was born when we asked ourselves the question, "WHY haven't we been victorious over the Isreali occupation?" Many in Fatah tried to answer that question and failed. After a rebellion that lasted forty-three years we failed to see any progress. WHY? Why were there so few answers to what we were facing? We asked ourselves how did the Zulus manage to bring down the apartheid system in South Africa and become partners in building a nation. Yet we, the people who built the Arabian Gulf, have not been able to build the institutions that will build our nation. After a lengthy search for answers, we met Dr. Don Beck, the author of the Spiral Dynamics theory. We found that there are reasons for our failures, and for those who have lost hope. I'm telling you ALL ladies and gentlemen hope is all around you, but you need to know how to find it in order to succeed. We must put Palestine first, and all of us in Fatah, are to serve Palestine. To liberate Palestine. To build Palestine."
THEREIN lies the dilemma, at the core of the other global crisis which will result from our species lack of dependence on the oil which has funded the transformation of the Middle East, and the WORLD, in the last 100 years.
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