Sandra is a child of optimism. When I decided to have her it was partly because I was sure Terje Bongard would carry through his research project MEDOSS, and that Norway and later the world should become transformed into a representative ingroup democracy.
I knew a long time that our industrial civilization has come to an end, but I hoped we could transform it into something much better, the ultimate commons through Bongard's RID-Model.
Now, instead, the return of the dark ages are looming in front of us:
This blog has about 2000 hits from the USA a month. If a "rich uncle" over there happens to stumble upon this blog, please consider to support Terje Bongard with funding for his research project to create the ultimate commons and democracy. He needs about 42 million Norwegian kroners. His contact info is to be found here.
Meditating at the hospital I've come to that there are two major battles I must fight for my daughters.
1) The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth
In any environment we build—building, room, garden, neighborhood—always, what matters most of all is that each part of this environment intensifies life. We mean that it intensifies human life, animal life, emotional life, the life of storms, the life of wild grasses and lilies, the life of fish in a stream, the life of human kindness in a rough place where it may not be easy to find. - Christopher Alexander
2) The Battle for the Repair and Reintroduction of the Commons in All Aspects of Human Life and Civilization
We have a choice: Ignore the commons and suffer the ongoing private plunder of our common wealth. Or Think Like a Commoner and learn how to rebuild our society and reclaim our shared inheritance. - David Bollier