Forum Post: "Justice is what love looks like in public." - It's happening. We're winning. Humanity is rising.
Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 16, 2012, 7:18 a.m. EST by therising
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Once we join together, we'll be empowered to shed the skin of our small selves and join in communion, community, a collective...... The ego drops away and humanity rises. We discover the power of solidarity. We discover our highest and best selves. As Henry James put it, "Connect. Only connect."
Think about it: Once we, the 99% realize that we have more in common than we have separating us, we can make decisions from a position of unified strength rather than demands from a position divided weakness.
"Connect. Only connect."
As James Baldwin put it, "They saw the light in the eyes. It was always there, waiting to be found. And it is the only light there is in this world."
I think solidarity and joy both come from compassion. And compassion comes ultimately from recognizing that we all suffer, we all die. This recognition, this epiphany deeply recognized yields compassion. That's how we drop our petty differences and join together as the 99% and....eventually as the 100%. For the 1% are prisoners of this sham of a divisive system as we are. They just have better outfits and tastier prison food.
The prison, it seems to me, is the prison of obsession with self interest. This is reinforced and maintained via a bloodsucking consumer culture that breeds nihilism and fatalism in order to create hopelessness. This hopelessness causes people to cling to materialism.
But, as the signs say, another world is possible. It's happening. Nothing can stop it now. More and more people are awakening every day. So long as love, vigilance, justice and nonviolence guide us, we will win.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. put it, "The moral arc of the universe bends towards justice." And as Cornel West put it, "Justice is what love looks like in public."
Here we go. It's happening :)