Chapter 3: Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Not Be Announced by the White House
The Revolution I Propose
Politics is founded on concern for the availability of the goods and opportunities of human life. Truly human culture is founded on concern for the right use of the goods and opportunities of human life, as well as concern for the higher growth and ultimate self-transcendence of human individuals.
The realm of politics is the realm of conventional striving, and it tends to dominate human life with dehumanizing force, unless Wisdom is valued by the people and by those in power. Until the culture of Wisdom produces individual responsibility and general agreement on the ultimate Situation of human existence, all talk of “freedom” and “justice” is nothing more than political gossip.
Every man and woman must be politically free to enjoy access to the goods and opportunities of human life, but every man and woman must likewise be spiritually responsible for the right use of those goods and the right exercise of those opportunities. Any other situation is subhuman, bereft of culture, incompatible with true freedom and justice, and leading nowhere but toward exploitation and despair.
The true social revolution is a cultural revolution, not a political or economic one. The political and economic necessities become relatively easy to organize once the Wisdom of the truly human cultural orientation is generally accepted. Until we all Awaken to the Situation and purpose of human existence, we will create no lasting peace or order, and each day will bring the world closer to the finite chaos of War and Bewilderment. But if the Wisdom of true Spiritual Adepts is “heard” in the human world, then the true revolution can begin, and all the dreadful destiny that now lies before us can be dissolved in the Heart of God.
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