“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future…. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth Community with a common destiny.”” –The Earth Charter (2000)
When we study natural ecosystems and their communities we find the Deep Ecological realization; Nature Rewards Cooperation.
The Left- Right paradigm must be overthrown, like Social Darwinism it only benefits the Empire of Domination. We must explore and develop a New Story to describe our political aspiration, transcending the Left and capitalism…Cooperation.
If Humans are to survive in the Hot Future we have created, it will be through Cooperation. There is only war, famine, pestilence and death without cooperation.
The Cooperative movement we have today had its roots in workers struggles during the industrialization of Brittan when people were driven from their common land to become another commodity in the old System of the World, Capitalism. The guiding ideals for the cooperative business model were codified in 1844 in the “Rochdale Principles”. These principles are the basis of todays World Wide Cooperative Movement.
It is time for a New System of the World, Cooperation
There all around us, electric cooperatives, housing coops, food coops, Credit Unions and workers coops. Check out their stories in this month’s Scene.
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