“It is time, as the Japanese and the New Zealanders know, to dig out, sort out, and to throw out the broken things once trusted to last, once needed to survive a previous life. It is time to fix what can be fixed, and bury the rest. The North Africans and Arabs are also throwing out broken things they once believed in, and they too have much work to do. Like all survivors the morning after, people across the Middle East now realize that the 20th century of colonialism, socialism, and poverty is a part of history, and a more free and more prosperous future is theirs to claim. Instead of lecturing the Japanese, and spasmodically bombing or bribing every country from the southern Mediterranean to the Indus River, we too need to sort out our fundamental values, throw out the broken things, cease listening to the siren song of American militarism, and begin not just imagining a better future, but living it.” — columnist Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

A manifesto is often an approriate first step to utopia building. Here is an insightful video!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPr9A-t6Spg&NR=1

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