This is the Relationally Democratic Human

This is the Human who Can Save the Planet

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“…I mean the stature of soul, the range and depth of love, capacity for relationships. I mean the volume of life you can take into your being and still maintain your integrity and individuality, the intensity and variety of outlook you can entertain in the unity of your being without feeling defensive or insecure. I mean the strength of your spirit to encourage others to become freer in the development of their diversity and uniqueness. I mean the power to sustain more complex and enriching tensions. I mean the magnanimity of concern to provide conditions that enable others to increase in stature.”

Loomer was not referring to democracy — or a democratic human— -but to a measure of God in humans, which I am not. Still, the basis of my work is Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy, so Loomer and I both assume a radically relational universe. We both also understand that healthy relations between humans require balance — in power, especially — and that imbalances are the basis of systems and regimes that exploit them.

SF Bay Area critical researcher, creative, & cultural worker. Content developer for The Relational Democracy Project relationaldemocracy@gmail.com IG @dr.cbg

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