his offering will begin with a consideration of the
Eden project and progress to an explanation of its theoretical grounding.
will be a look at this project's promise as well as the methodology by which it will
achieve its stated goals. With significant
its methodology now in place, it
is time to secure the financial commitment required to make this project
a reality. To that end, I am appealing to all sectors of the
Because of the continuing deterioration
in global dynamics, it is absolutely
crucial that we do not allow ourselves to be further deceived by the
overt claims of militancy. Force of arms never was, nor will it
ever be capable of controlling the willingness of the
hopeless to sacrifice their lives for what they believe. Hence,
divisiveness and the "terrorism" that military imposition breeds is destined to increase if
things don't change. Only education stands any chance of
neutralizing them both.
And, it holds this promise through its ability to progress the rational side of
human nature and the unity of purpose it structurally necessitates.
In the past, man had just cause to
believe that there was sufficient time
to progress the human equation towards more idealistic imaginings. However,
that has now changed. In its place, we must now work to ensure that
there is sufficient "time" left for education to work its magic in order to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction
-- something that will surely push civilization into chaos and towards its
ultimate demise. At present, given the growing
instability in the World, the eventual
outcome remains questionable.
There is no doubt that we can
slap band-aids on growing problems with varying degrees of success.
And, in addition to causing us to feel good, this activity provides immediate benefits to many
who are in real need. But, only a globally acceptable initiative,
founded upon unbiased education, can foster the type of cooperation needed to resolve the larger
issues -- and thus avert the impending chaos that is now on the horizon. Among intellectuals, this conclusion has never been at issue. The problem
has always been how to sculpt the approach. Thankfully, providence
and exceptional need have once more converged to provide a solution to
what was previously an irresolvable problem. It comes in the form of the Eden
project, the world's first and only global peace initiative
with any real chance for achieving what is truly needed -- multicultural convergence.