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Friday, 25 November 2011

the revolution is love

found via experimental theology who thanks timothy for sending him the video, a clip for an upcoming documentary about the occupy wall street movement

there are some great thoughts in the voice-over for the video (a transcript of the voice-over is on you tube under the clip) - but some phrases that struck me where ........

- "what we want to create is the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. a sacred world. a world that works for everybody. a world that is healing. a world of peace. "

- " all the baubles of the rich are this phoney compensation for the loss of what's really important ..... community .....connection ...... intimacy ..... meaning. everybody wants to live a life of meaning. "

- "we don't really depend on the gifts of anybody ..... we buy everything. therefore we don't really need anybody .....because I can just pay someone else to do it. and it's really hard to create community if the underlying knowledge is 'we don't need each other'."

- "joint consumption doesn't create intimacy. only joint creativity and gifts create intimacy and connection ..... you have a necessary and important gift to give ...... we're here to give .....this is how to live"

- " love is the felt experience of connection to another being. an economist says 'more for you is less for me.' but the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. if you love somebody their happiness is your happiness ...... love is the expansion of the self to include the other. and that's a different kind of revolution"

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