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The Abundance Hypothesis - Round One

The Slow as Molasses Press

Abundance is inherent in Reality

This is the prime hypothesis that can move 
us past the wreckages of communism and capitalism

Abundance is the energy and availability of all that exists including us and all matter

Past ideologies have assumed that we must harness and
secure finite wealth by means of political power and armed might


Past legal systems have lodged ownership either in states or in the coffers of individuals

Past legal systems have protected and hallowed the notion of property as wealth

Past legal systems have given individuals and the state immense power to deter any violation of the sanctity of property



There can be no justice on earth until it is conceded that reality is inherently abundant

Until we concede that reality is inherently abundant all false justifications of ownership remain sanctified
and an excuse for violence

Virtually our entire history can be explained as a gloss on the false assumption that there is not enough
to go around

The anomalies of the present are due in large part to the fact that people are becoming aware that
it is within them to create abundance

The collapse of all present systems awaits only the playing out of the abundance hypothesis
by millions of iterations all over the globe


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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

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…