Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Jewish Rabbi Reflects on 'Occupy London'

There is much that is good in this blog post, published by Howard Cooper.

He writes that the groups of people at various places around the world now in the "occupy" movements - are historically extended over time.  That is, these movements come and go with the ebb and flow of social impact over decades and centuries because "we can do better." 

Indeed, every generation must work to compel the world to do better - to extend the good for the all!

The article ends with these words: 

Those people in those tents may be gone by Christmas, by choice or by eviction; this may be an ephemeral, a transient occupation of the space around St.Paul’s. But they will be back, in one form or another, here and abroad, they will be back because they represent something eternal, something very Jewish actually, a belief, a hopefulness – what use to be called messianic hopefulness - that we can do better than this. We can build a society, brick by brick: dignity, justice, generosity, compassion, care, companionship - these are the building blocks of real community and a good, a godly, society where people are more valued than profit margins, where sharing what we have is more important than share options. We can do it better.

Link to Full Article Here.

Toward eupan.

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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