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Say NO to evil. On Twitter. On other networks.

I just followed folk who follow and I advise you to do the same. Global, alert, happening.


We are finally at the point where what we do will literally spell the difference between life and death for the planet. Make no mistake. There is evil in the world because there is conscious harm being done. Some harm is due to corporate and governmental actions that result in everything from the denial of rights to starvation, sickness and death. There is evil in the world because idolatrous individuals believe that they can resurrect imagined pasts or achieve utopian dreams by acts of terror and murder. There is evil in the world because of susceptibility to the propaganda  of those who dwell on hate, fear and violence. And the time has come to counter it in a new way that is only possible because cyberspace makes it so. Consider the clear call of Triadic Philosophy. The truth will set us free. The truth is that the voices of billions have the power, merely by expressing themselves, to wrest control of history from the bad guys. The only thing that keeps the purveyors of  harm in control is the lassitude of the crowd. Triadic Philosophy invites each person to lay claim to their birthright. The freedom to choose values that create progress. How will we keep the top from getting richer as masses drown in debt? By saying NO to evil. On Twitter. On other networks. In messages. In our face to face lives. We can react to the wages of harm in such numbers and with such force and with such a degree of authenticity, that on a sheer numerical level we can make change resonate. We can move from today's ironical cynicism to a skeptical but positive affirmation of tolerance, helpfulness and democracy. We can move past either-or simplicity, prevalent in the media, to an affirmation that the only way that matters is a way that works.  Why is this a key moment in history? It is the first time that all can be heard. The unique, individual messages of all have a cumulative power to put a stop to the forces that would otherwise kill our planet. 


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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…