our complex society, specialization is important, yet, we must not
lose sight of the dangers. Whenever we focus on one small part,
we lower our control and responsibility for the whole. If scientists
working on the Manhattan Project had known that together they were
creating the A-bomb, would they have continued? Probably not.
We should remember these
scientists as we push back the horizons on our own area in the arts
and/or technology. First, we must establish a purpose for our combined
efforts. Then, we need realistic methods to monitor our progress
in relation to that common purpose. Next, we must be strenuous about
ensuring that we stay on track. Those who hold a pie-in-the-sky
idea that "George will do it" may one day awake to find
that "George" in fact did something very different than
Mankind's basic instinct
is to survivepersonally and as a species. Only a handful of
individuals actually wish others ill. When these few manage to worm
their way into power positions, one of their first actions is to
cut others off from knowing the truth. They do this by shouting
down competing voices, perverting reports, destroying records and
confusing their "enemies" or dupes about realities. What
do YOU think?
In Americas mass-communicationsmedia
as well as public educationthis process is now well advanced.
Though it is not too late to turn this situation around, it will
never be turned around by armchair critics or idle complainers who
wonder aloud when their neighbors are going to "wake up."
If we each choose an area of vital interest to us personally, use
the resources available (public libraries alone have an astounding
amount of information readily accessible) and then communicate intelligently
and persistently, our republic can yet survive.
Where every man is a sharer is the direction
of this ward [township] republic or of some of the higher ones,
and feels that he is a participant in the government of affairs,
not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day;
when there shall not be a man in the State who shall not be a
member of some one of its councils, great or small, he will let
the heart be torn out of his body sooner than his power be wrested
from him by a Caesar or a Bonaparte.
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