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"The Velvet Way Action Plan" 
 
   

THE VELVET WAY

A Global Wisdom Plan for

A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL

 

Action Plan

 

PERIOD OF AMBIGUITY

(2000-2010)

PERIOD OF PARADOX

(2005-2020)

PERIOD OF TRANSITION

(2010-2040)

PERIOD OF EMERGENCE

(2030-2050)

PERIOD OF TRANSFORMATION

(2050-2100)

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

Uncertainty and ambiguity in political, social and economic institutions

Things appear to be getting better and getting worse – at the same time.

Old institutions increasingly impotent and ineffective.

Old institutions increasingly irrelevant

 

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

Connecting across cultural, class and ideological lines

Creating viable alternatives to existing institutions.

Restructuring institutions and systems.

Elimination of oppression, disease and poverty worldwide.

Solidifying a global wisdom society.

ACTIONS

ACTIONS

ACTIONS

ACTIONS

ACTIONS

Accelerate the Commons Café and other dialog processes; dialogs on the future of our society in every American city.

 

New, alternative media develop, beyond the “mainstream” Breaker consciousnesses.

 

Deep transformation of transnational corporations, with “ownership” in hands of all people, not just investors.

 

 

Dialogic processes trigger deep transformation of American government, with decision-making power at the lowest (most local and decentralized) levels.

 

A consensus of dialog projects creates the goal:  feeding the world for one full generation.

 

Americans begin “Open Society” project: to travel the world in citizen foreign policy.

 

Change the tax structure to eliminate personal income tax.

 

“United Nations” replaced by “United Peoples”.

 

Dialog processes trigger deep spiritual/ values transformation in all societies.

 

Americans take on the goal:  A healthy world for one full generation.

 

 

 

 

Development of shared visions and personal action plans.

Create a “Children’s Congress” to hear the views and opinions of youth.

 

 

 

Development and acceleration of “sister cities” programs to link dialogic processes around the world.

Initiate a global dialog for a vision of global caring for children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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