Its Many Keys: There is a
big difference between an idealistic concept that holds the
promise of making a meaningful
difference in a divided World, and its realization.
This is particularly true when those who have
become materially successful believe
that their advantage could be adversely effected by such a project.
When this happens, their "knee jerk" reaction is to obstruct
its implementation. Regardless of this
tendency, their participation still remains
essential to the greater cause. For, regardless of their initial predisposition, they
still are the only ones who possess the
wherewithal to get things done -- unlike the idealists who spend a
majority of their time with their heads in the
clouds while simultaneously courting attendant poverty. So, the
real question here becomes one of how to get those who are capable of
promoting meaningful change to willingly participate.
In this regard only one thing is clear. If existing power
structures are going to allow any effort of Global magnitude to become
functional, it can't appear to be overtly threatening to them -- even as it encourages transitional thought within them that can persuade
and thus achieve meaningful change by way of them. It is indeed sad that the ones who are capable of envisioning
necessity lack the ability to achieve its
implementation -- while the ones who possess that capability lack the
foresight to recognize and/or act upon it. But, that is the divide
that complexity has driven into the state of man, by allowing money and the control it provides
to become confused with willing service prompted by respect and the love
it naturally engenders.
Whatever the case, it is evident that the viability of any
global initiative clearly hinges upon its ability to appear non
threatening to existing power bases. If it doesn't, it will surely be disemboweled long before it gains sufficient
momentum to achieve anything. In addition, this initiative cannot afford to have
with regard to the basic need it seeks to address; the approach it will
use to do so; or the makeup of its organizational structure. If any of these exist, these
weaknesses will be quickly
exploited as just cause to abort its being.
It is also essential that credible broad spectrum support from
"Internationally recognized authority" be in place prior to any attempt
to introduce such a project into the World. And of course, the need for this
be clearly established as being wholly compelling.
The Eden project was specifically structured to meet all of these
requirements. To demonstrate need, I have extensively catalogued the many
that are currently threatening human survival. Although less than
complete, this list plainly establishes a fundamental need to act that goes
far beyond reasonable doubt. Next, I have defined an approach to
information gathering that targets only "critical issue areas" -- or, those
that are already understood to be in the International community's domain --
because they clearly exceed the jurisdictional boundaries of any specific
As time has shown, and most conflict resolution specialists concur, only
one unified approach
to problem solving
can satisfy all
of the many divergent positions that the International community holds
relative to contested issues. And, it must be built around "unbiased" education." But, in spite of this realization, there has always remained two basic problems. One involved
identifying what information might be acceptable, and the other concerned
how to go about collecting and disseminating it. After looking at any
number of approaches, only one proved to be totally
non-confrontational. It centered around the collection of information that reflected
the uniqueness central to each culture of the world. The need for the
preservation of their difference was then tied to the need to
find a resolution to critical issues which threatened the
existence of all cultures similarly. However, since all
conclusions inherently reflect bias, which inevitably promotes
confrontation, a new approach was needed. It was achieved
by focusing activity upon the collection
of relevant questions pertaining to critical issue resolution
as opposed to
the pre-held conclusions that obstructed their resolve.
Next came the formulation of an approach for collecting, qualifying, storing and
retrieving this information -- as well as a platform that would allow
for its universal contemplation and the advantages that would
necessarily spring from its consideration. Finally, authentication
was pursued. This final step was achieved by
passing this approach before some of the most prestigious Internationally sensitive
individuals /organizations in the World, for both review and comment.
Support from doing so proved to be significant.
By integrating all of the above, the Eden project emerged as a
realistic way to significantly impact upon global instability in both an
efficient and effective manner.
Not only does it reaffirm the importance of
all cultural difference; it highlights the similarity of "intent"
that they necessarily share relative to identifying and resolving those issues that threaten
them all similarly.
At the same time, it will provide the World’s
academic institutions with the necessary information they need to create
a dialogue capable of diminishing growing mistrust in the World (in
real time). By so doing, we may finally stand a chance to begin backing away from the 4 minute threshold that now defines nuclear confrontation and the
inherent chaos that is inevitable by way of its use.
During the period that this project was undergoing refinement, it
is fortuitous that computerization and the Internet are finally in a position to
substantially contribute this effort. As a result, they will be
extensively utilized. Publishing, audiovisual and other
promotional methodologies will likewise contribute to it's exposure.
With profit motives of substantial promise, this project serves to
attract significant "capital generating mechanisms" to its cause, thus
further enhancing its chances for success.
In spite of the many promises this project holds, there still remains
one issue that bears repeating. It concerns whether or not there
is sufficient 'time' left in the current equation to make the needed
difference. Given that there are NO other Global peace initiatives
in existence, or under contemplation, one thing is
definitely sure. Without implementation of the Eden project it is doubtful.
You don't need to just take my word for
the existence of this vacuum. Check it out and prove it to yourself. What doesn't need confirming
is that business as usual spells certain disaster if it continues on its
current course. Hence, it's
time to get on board and lend your support to this project before
it's too late.