Many thanks to Lark for alerting us to the latest call for communitarian citizenship!by Mark Mathews
Clinton brought global citizenship message to Berkeley
"BERKELEY — Former President Bill Clinton urged UC Berkeley students Wednesday to practice "communitarianism" by helping improve the lives of impoverished people around the world." Mercury News Feb 24, 2010 http://www.mercurynews.com
BERKELEY, CA (KGO) -- Former President Bill Clinton brought his message of global citizenship to the Bay Area and asked the question: What exactly is "global citizenship?"
Clinton told a packed audience at Zellerbach Auditorium that the most important question is one that rarely got asked in his White House.
"Most of the time I was in politics we debated three things: What are you going to do, who is going to do it, public or private sector, and how much money you going to spend on it," Clinton said.
According to Clinton, the most important question of the 21st century is the fourth question -- "How?"
"However much money you have whatever it is you proposed to do, how are you going to do it, so you turn your good intentions into positive changes," he said.
Clinton said in the non-governmental area there are immense opportunities that never existed until now.
"Look at what happened after the Haiti earthquake occurred. First you had George Clooney and others putting together this amazing concert 'Hope for Haiti' in no time. They put it together in a week and they raised $66 million. A lot of it was in $10 pops because you could text Haiti in your phone and automatically $10 would be transferred here and $5 in Canada. Amazing," he said.
And people wanted to give time.
"All of a sudden I had teams of doctors from New York who were calling me saying, 'I can only stay five days, but send me down there," Clinton said.
Clinton said global communication has enhanced our abilities and global interdependence has made it a necessity to be involved.
Anaya Roy is chair of the Global Poverty and Practice Program at U.C. Berkeley.
"I think the most important thing he said today here at Berkeley was that it is possible to think about a new moment of communitarianism," she said.
Will Smelko is student body president.
"It makes me realize that there is so much validity to what he is talking about, and it makes me inspired to make me go out and do something," he said.
Clinton spoke at the invitation of Richard Blum, UC regent and husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
On Wednesday night, the former president and Blum are at an event in San Francisco at the Fairmont Hotel in support of the American Himalayan Foundation.
(Copyright ©2010 KGO-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
Here's the bottom line for anticommunitarians too:
"It makes me realize that there is so much validity to what he is talking about, and it makes me inspired to make me go out and do something," he said."
Here's Lark's full email he sent out to several alternatve broadcasters today:
Americans and their 'Selected Representatives' Really Need to Wake Up...... And smell the stench. But we also need to help them along... by telegraphing to them that we know what the insiders know... as well should they. Many of them [like us] still don't fully comprehend the scope of the new language.
We're not in Kansas anymore, folks - unless and until... more of us can [proactively] learn to [meaningfully] counter the communitarian arguments [poor agreements reached by consensus]... for continuing along this path toward global governance [serfdom]... the good ole USA... will one day be just a memory. This means our [S]ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES... too... need to speak publicly [and directly] to... the grand designs of... THE PLAN!
Don't ALL Americans need to know about this? This is NOT some kind of trend - it's the reality nowadays! I suggest strongly that someone besides Darren Weeks interview Niki Raapana about communitarianism and the matrix of communitarian laws that have... enslaved all Americans. She has both researched and written about these topics since before 2000; and I know of no layperson... better informed... to articulate what this portends for the average American citizen. When we speak to the phenomenon called [euphemistically] the New World Order ~THIS~ is what we are referring to - it is that well-thought-out... insidious... and pervasive.
Thanks for taking the time to read my message!
~Lark in Texas
P.S. - Scroll down to the latest Google Alerts keyword search for communitarianism. I have been studying this ~ism [and communitarian law] for four years to date. What I have witnessed is that these words appear online more these days than ever before. And the mainstream news media will only continue to keep us... in the dark... for as long as the powers-that-be can continue to weave their spiderweb around us... without "we, the People" (unsuspecting Americans) knowing a damn thing about it! So I have to ask you here ~once and for all~ are we all so undereducated or ill-informed that we can't even SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD over the airwaves... and then discuss them rationally? Is it just not that important? Does Bill Clinton have it right?
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