Author Riane Eisler speaks to a partnership society. Indeed, she did a talk at James Madison University titled "Re-Examining Human Nature and Re-Creating Society." Her passion, mission and purpose is to do nothing less than creating a Partnership Society or what Rob Kall calls Bottom-Up. (The URL for Riane's presentation at James Madison is presented below. If you watch, give yourself a couple of hours in time).
While Riane may speak more to the injustice between the sexes, Rob speaks more to a cultural evolution from top-down to bottom-up. Eisler's focus is a holographic manifestation of Rob's bottom-up campaign. Indeed, the laboring classes composed of men and women have all been treated as women by the ruling classes. Labor IS a feminine function.
Labor is also a movement from the inside out, not the outside in. In watching a fetus grow en utero, she develops via an interaction of the cells. Thus, a liver cell becomes a liver cell based on the interactions to the whole.
In Lovelock's Gaia Hypothesis, this is exactly how all the life of this planet and on it has evolved.
It is time we make a change and spark an evolution. Let us look at our individual movements in relationship to planetary consequences. What we do matters. We can talk about liberal and conservative politics all we want. We can also begin a revolution. Yet, how many times have revolutions led to a "meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
Thus, the United States Revolutionary War was exactly that, a revolving back into a feudal and kingly government structure. "We the People" has turned out to be a joke as evidenced by the lack of participation of women, people not of the Caucasian race (e.g., Blacks and Hispanics), and even people of the "lower" classes.
Yes, during the industrial revolution the peasants or lower classes became labor classes, which associated them with women. After all, isn't the production of you and me by our mothers considered labor? And how are the labor classes treated? Like women! We are subservient play toys toiling for the sake of our Masters.
Women's liberation is thus more than just about women. It's about all of us. Men and women.
It appears that even the communist / socialist revolutions have led us into more of the same patriarchal, top-down governance. Thus, they ended up with a top-down structure of the Kremlin in the Soviet Union, even though the revolution was brought about by what they called "The People". The idea of the People as the government is nothing less than a lie! Every one of us reading this about governance in the Soviet Union AND the United States should be saying "Bull Sh*t!" to anything we hear on media or out of a politician's mouth.
"How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?" evolutionary artist Bob Dylan sang in the 60's in his "Blowing in the Wind." How many times, indeed?
Take a few moments and listen to this 60's song, before the corporations brought forth the Material Girl, otherwise known in theatrics as the crotch grabbing Madonna.
How many times indeed, Bob Dylan?
Yet, the movement continues. It is much more silenced, for the mainstream media now realizes its mistake in covering the trend towards evolution in the 60's. Thus, how long did the 99% movement get a lot of coverage? Whoa, let's get back to Barbie Dolls and Madonna! (Yes, the 99% does still exist, they/we are reading this article).
Thus, in our quest for evolution, we continue writing on Oped, though it's not mainstream. Nor has Rob Kall given any of us a pay raise! How many others are heeding this call for an evolutionary change of the heart?