I just returned from Homeless Connect Day in San Francisco, a huge event attended by more than 2,400 homeless people searching for help. I had the opportunity to talk with some of them and hear what they had to say, what they felt and how it is to be without a home.
When I read about the economic criminals on Wall Street and their servants in our governments, I think of the homeless people, the people I meet on the street. They are the fallout, they take the biggest impact of all of us. However, I am not sad, I am inspired by their greatness, their perseverance and their love of others. The Bill Graham Auditorium was filled with their love and the love of 1,000 volunteers who were there to serve them. When I see and feel that kind of power, I know that nothing can stand in its way.
Like many of us, I hear the accusations, the anger and blaming that is now directed at the big banks, the big government and the big shots everywhere. However, as our system collapses, all of them are suffering too. The old saying "the bigger they are, the harder they fall" has never been more appropo.
David Korten recently gave an amazing speech
that not only succinctly explains our economic crisis, but puts it in to an historical cultural perspective that really makes sense. He also goes on where others fear to tread and provides and simple, elegant approach for creating a world that really works for everyone. I urge you to read it
and let me know what you think.