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Viewed with one disposition, history has so far been a horribleaccumulation of oppression and sufferi…

Viewed with one disposition, history has so far been a horrible
accumulation of oppression and suffering. Viewed with another
disposition, however, history has chronicled humans discovering their own finer potentials and together mounting heroic offensives to attain them – against monarchy, feudalism, slavery, Jim Crow racism, apartheid, sexual subjugation, second class citizenship, sexism,
heterosexism, dictatorship, one party rule, capitalism, and
coordinatorism (calling itself socialism) – and seeking, in their place, equity, justice, and freedom. The gains humans have made have been steady and plentiful. Now a major leap is possible. Consistent with past efforts, we can now attain fully liberatory goals, including, I think, participatory economics and also alternative structures for polity, culture, and kinship. We have only to make the effort.

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