A digest of Formng Tribalized Communities

I'm contemplating summarizing Forming Tribalized Communities. I have more than one interest and it might help to weave them together. The book Forming Tribalized Communities sets out a large view of where we are now as a culture and goes on to describe the emerging culture. There is a lot to read and perhaps it is best thought of as a resource or reference. This is why a summary will allow a reader to have an overall view and gives the option to focus down to a particular chapter or commentary.
Communitas is an ongoing commentary and likely to be more of a series of blog entries. Perhaps it is more of a reflective discussion and will address other related aspects such as Western Buddhism or consumerism. I'll work on supplying an overarching statement or description of both these blogs.

Forming Tribalized Communities

Changing the mainstream - Changing the self - Changing the way we act together - The change to post Green
Self and society are intertwined. As the individual comes to understand that the environment must be sustained, then too, dawns the realization that society must sustain the environment. We exercise the direction of societal change by our individual changes. We are mayflies and as we change our direction in the breeze of change we bring down the mighty oak.
The mighty oak is survivalist society with all the implications of that society. The breeze of change is the global marketplace and environmental limits with all the implications of that change.

An Assured Sustainable Corporation

A tribalised community has, as its reason for existence, a certain quest. That quest may have some commercial value and provide sustenance and shelter of its individual members. Many quests have no obvious commercial value and if sustenance and shelter cannot be assured then the quest would have to be abandoned. A sustainable assurance corporation assures sustenance and shelter thereby allowing the pursuit of other quests. By joining a sustainable assurance company a person `buys' guaranteed lifetime work at a wage sufficient to provide adequate shelter, sustenance, and transportation.

Who judges the law?

Types of law - Legal systems and culture - Eastern and Western legal systems
As the restrictions and prohibitions are multiplied in a country, the people grow poorer and poorer. When the people are subjected to over-much government, confusion reigns across the land.
Lao Tzu
Law is listed in the Oxford Dictionary as fifteen concepts. One of the major concepts is the legitimizing of what already exists such as the common law of England. The common law legitimizes the common usages that existed in England since time immemorial. Law can also be a morality (the law of Confucius), or a cultural expression of accepted business practices (mercantile law), or an expression of political theory (Russian law).

Sovereignty and Consumerism

South Africa - Cantons
The shift of power and people to the megalopolis, the global market, and consumerism, brings with it psychological, emotional, and social, changes. Changes, of which the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and the marriage statistics of the United States, are integral parts. Changes, that are obvious in the megalopolis.
The megalopolis powerfully attracts people of all backgrounds. The multi-racial melting pots of Los Angeles and London testify to a worldwide drift of people towards the prosperous urban centres. A drift composed of those who seek to join the specialization in that centre, and economic migrants.

Transformation through Stillness

A group in the UK have started an initiative to encourage people to pause for a moment of stillness in their daily lives. It will be launched on September at 5:30 pm.

It will be webcast live on the website and there will be a global link up with over 100 countries for a minute of silence at 4.25pm on 17th September. You can watch a nice little animation about just-a-minute via the link below. Please feel free to send it on to others, if you like it.

The organizers are getting enthusiastic feedback from people who've incorporated just-a-minute into their lives, including an MP in Australia, a soldier in East Timor and individuals in Kenya and Brazil.