Beyond conflict

Last night I was watching the news on France24 and I caught an interesting 5 minute interview with Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University on what is wrong with global governance and why we are not seeing results after so many promises made. Among other things, Mr. Sacks talked about how the political system in the U.S. is totally dysfunctional, crippled as it is by 2-year elections cycles, money interest and narrow-mindedness.

This morning I watched a short movie “Beyond King of the Mountain” which not only highlights the limitations of the systems and institutions based on the culture of mutually-exclusive competition, but points to the unavoidable fact that we do have the capacity to cooperate beyond our own limitations and search for what is good for all:

Beyond King of the Mountain from doubletake tv on Vimeo.

The apparatus of conflict will, as preparations go on at their present rate, reach the point where war will become something intolerable to mankind.
(Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 66)

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