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Triadic Philosophy Commentary - The Seismic Move Beyond Mass Movements


Remember the power of angry masses in old movies.
Witness the use of real angry masses in 
what passes for news.
It's the binary-feeders at work.

Triadic Philosophy paves the way for an end to this
deleterious celebration of conflict leading to violence.
The sign of this sea change was 
orderly lines at polls in the United States
exercising the right to vote in the 2012.
Peaceful. Effective. Beautiful. True.

The sooner we move from the binary either-or trap 
of assuming you "beat the man"
by loud, screaming numbers,
to a chorus of delighted idiot commentary,
the sooner a new exodus,
a new power to the people,
built on three universal elements of change.
1. Unjust reality.
2. Remedial values (Democracy)
3. Experimental actions, 
grounded in Aesthetics,
in truth and beauty.

Those voting lines were beautiful. 
They changed politics.
The clothing of the Emperor frayed.
The beautiful truth is this:
Democracy is universal.
It's how we live together nonviolently.

The future lies in lines like these.

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…