In the process the group will also have a name change. My first idea was to call it "The Body Politic, which means, basically, " the body of active citizens". When I searched Facebook, however, I found there were already quite a few pages with that name. To avoid confusion, I've decided instead to call it "Threefold Perspectives : The Body Politic". As previously, it will be a place to share and refine ideas about politics and government.
As you know from my article "The Threefold Social Idea", politics and government belong to the sphere of RIGHTS, as described by Rudolf Steiner in his consideration of the nature of human social life. Hopefully this threefold perspective can provide a structure from which to launch creative discussion ; and for diagnosing and resolving the problems we see everywhere in the realm of politics and government.
I have two new articles underway in the spirit of Steiner's threefold idea - "Network Now for the Future You Believe In" ; and another one, so far entitled only "Rights". These will include questions of what rights actually are ; of how we know when our (or someone else's) safety, freedom or well being are infringed ; and of what makes a person a good leader in this realm of rights.
In the meantime, I'd need to ask your help, as fellow citizens. There are so many areas where our safety, freedom or well being are endangered. Who takes interest in these various areas, enough to take on a theme, write a short introduction, pose questions and gather articles to post ? Areas for focus include safety and harm in the realms of :
- Our climate and environment
- Our foods and agricultural practices
- Medicine and medical freedom
- Our freedoms as outlined in the Constitution
- The influence of money on our political system
Election Conversation 2012 will continue a while longer with its present name and location ; but in the meantime please consider taking the lead in your area of special interest or expertise. It's also possible to co-lead or co-write, if that works better for you.
In the meantime, thanks to all who have followed or participated in this interesting conversion !