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.iJllflljlllgRgllllllqgllRliJ |UalSligllmglHlUUi! lllill |idllliil UIlillii/IlgllllDIm llllll,]r,al iJnl ]lil|]dlM IJgHIIHHlli December 31, 2008 Life Is For Learning continued from page 1 usual response is to reply that peace and love are timeless, spiritual/religious principles valid to all generations and cultures. Peace and love. Life is for learning. The portrait, snapped by Bernie Boston of the Washington Star on October 21st, 1967, was later recommended for a Pulitzer Prize. And Bernie's name for the photo? "Flower Power." The Pentagon that day was confronted with an estimated 250,000 peaceful protestors. Flower Power! Currently we have another context for the . development of another, widespread, social movement, yet the young people of today have a different gun to their head. than that which compelled those of the sixties. An enormous ecological crisis is looming over their future and, I am told, small enclaves of students and professors in the universities have been scrambling to understand it and develop ways to deal with it. And considering the recent election, they've finally gained a powerful ally in Washington after eight years of denial and manipulation of evidence by the Bush Administration. In an article in the New York Times issue of November 19th 2008, "Mr. Obama indicated that he intended to move rapidly on one  of the most ambitious items on his agenda, tackling climate change." In considering the challenge these young people face today, questions arise. Will they proudly stand fifty years from now in a world free of the materialistic passions and other contributors which fuel the crisis?, a question which begs another: have those who marched against the war in Vietnam seen any end to the arrogant, divisive, and belligerent attitudes which fuel war? Has racial discrimination come to an end? Yet in spite of the fear, the belligerence, and the racism, one thing is certain: the efforts of sixties-era citizens did compel a "bottom-up, top-down" effect. Bottom-up top-down? Yes. Grass roots efforts by common citizens reach upward into the higher echelons of government and, when successful, the upper levels reach down to unite with them in a cooperative effort to find just solutions to crises and grievances. The Civil Rights Act was signed into law by president Lyndon B. Johnson. The president following Johnson, Richard Nixon, confronted with grievances and faced with mpending impeachment for his role in the Watergate scandal, was forced to resign from office before the end of his second term. The war in Vietnam came to an end. Some of this was accomplished by sheer numbers alorie. In one of the most massive anti-war demonstrations in U.S. history, up to 700,000 protestors filled the streets, parks and lawns of the capitol. Nixon, standing in front of one of the windows in the White House during one. of these protests, noted to an aide, "There are too many people in the streets." The Paris PeaCe Talks, struggling to negotiate an honorable settlement in Vietnam, had been ongoing during much of Nixon's term. Subsequent to the massive demonstrations and the Paris talks came the "Peace With Honor" initiative and the steady withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. It seems certain that, in some way, the young people of today will reach similar goals themselves, perhaps a qode for corporate citizenship one of them, that is, that the corporate code be modified into something far more precise. Currently, the code only says that directors of corporations have to earn profits for their shareholders. The code says nothing about how those profits are to be earned. A new corporate code would express how by saying that profits are not to be made at the expense of human rights, civil rights, ecological health, economic health, worker safety and dignity, democratic process, and so on. Such a code would be revolutionary in our society, having a far=reaching effect on domestic and foreign- policy decisions. So was theCivil Rights Act a revolutionary document.' It changed the course of U.S. history forever. Life is for learning peace and love, and such things as Civil Rights Codes and a Code for Corporate Citizenship are an attempt to integrate these high and timeless principles, which spring from the font of human conscience, into the foundation of American life. Learning is Similar to exploration, and exploration is about finding out what is. It's about understanding the truth and, consequently, exploration and learning include the experience of freedom, for when you grasp a truth you attain a degree of freedom. In that freedom, you come alive. Learning, freedom, and the feeling of being alive are intimately associated with each other; they go hand in hand, kissing kin you could say. Additionally, this kind of learning happens most often in an environment which is free of fear. Coercing someone to "learn" through fear of punishment or out of the motive for superfi6ial reward denies them the relationship between learning and freedom and being fully alive. Why? Because of the de pendency and fear inherent in the scheme of authority and follower. Freedom is independence, not dependency and fear. Such a philosophy is well-expressed in the portrait / The Julian News 7 : . 2127 Main Stree t ( 760) 765 -0818 On Top Of Pine Hills. $699,000- 2 BR, 2 BA, 17.40 Acres $489,000- 2 BR, 2 BA, 4.16 Acres \\; $499,000-$529,000 - 2.5 Acres, Wynola _.  ,i i' . . .::.: . \\; $479,000 3 BR,3 BA,-Pine Hills j Fabulous 5.91 Acres Adjacent To And Overlooking Prime Hoskin Ranch. Features Include 4 Bedroom Septic Layout. Well Drilled In 2004. Pasture Land. And A Very Seluded And Excellent Home Location. A Must See. $329,000. Pine Hills View Lot 1.74 Ares-great Building Site With Septic in. $120,000 Coulter Ridge 19.29 Ares Witla Panoramic Views $299,000 Pine Ride With Ocean Views 3.14 Acres. Septic In. Water Meter $245,678 of that young, sixties protestor placing flower over bullet. What an image it is, indeed, and what learning, for both the soldiers and for those young protestors among them. Life is for learning peace and love even amid conflict. The above-mention ed principles were, when I was young, a large part of my upbringing, and they pervaded the environment where I grew up. A good portion of the music of the era included these kinds of hemes, among others of course, and we absorbed many a lyric dealing with spiritual values while listening to music. That the music was a powerful influence, and a powerful medium for communicatingspiritualprinciples goes without saying. And if it was anything which my father and mother supported during the era, it was the spiritual/religious themes. Yet what about now? What about the current era, and where the learning? Are we to learn something different? Perhaps. Yet perhaps not. Currently we find a struggle to understand the truth; the truth about Iraq, the truth about the religion of Islam, the truth about global warming, the truth about our oliticians, about the corporations and the media, and so on. If anyone denies that this search is going on they are fooling themselves. Thousands of people deeply concerned about the future of humanity are wrestling with these issues and, I have to ask, what is the propellant that drives them to carry out this search? What urge, deep in their souls, in their being, compels them? I think it is 10ve. Love compelS us to search for the truth. In a sense, then, the sixties are not over with at all, because again we are compelled by love. Large populations of people are yearning for a more deeply ethical way of life amid the daily life of our country. Americans are hungering and thirsting for justice, compassion, nd wisdom in relationships and in our domestic and foreign policies. The term "ethical" is secular in nature. For the religious one could use the term "moral." For so long, it seems ethical/moral principles have been cast aside ir the pursuit of political power and material conveniences, power and conveniences purchased at the price of loss, inconvenience and suffering for others; "others" meaning not only people but the natural world also. What is it that, deep in our hearts, propels this yearning for a more deeply ethica society? I think, again, that it is love. What current example s an expression of the love propelling the search for and yearning for truth and ethics? The outpouring of love for nature is an example, based on a fundamental love for life, visa vis the instinctive kn owing that we are an intimate part of life, not separate from it, and that if we poison and murder life, we poison and murder ourselves. The sacrificial thinking at the root of the cological problem has to be exchanged for a non-sacrificial way of doing business, 'that is, &n ethical/moral way which returns us to the spiritual/religious view of nature. S piritual/religious continued on page 9 r APPLE JUNg, flOltl REAL ESfM'E LAMP OFFIOE PINE/tlll 6.Z Acres  Your horses will love this fabulous Hew site with somplstod proposed  P[ septic layout. Rer, edty surveyed ...... ........................................ 0,000 S.ZI A0r  Preathtakig Panoramic View Lot. omplutely Surveyed. Has proposed Sand Piego too}try Health PeparlmeWr septic layout for t PK resideme. Seller will provide county approval with acceptable offer ................ 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