Monday, July 18, 2022

Consciousness raising moves society forward on its developmental path

McIntosh uses the word "development" now instead of "evolution."

McIntosh is referring to changing systems, not individuals.

Introducing a new frame of reference, what nowadays we are calling "memes", facilitates a change of consciousness. 

Back in the 60s we used to call some social justice activities "consciousness raising" Look at the changes in women's rights and gay rights over the last 60 years. It's been amazing. And now we are seeing the backlash, the antithesis emerge, but according to the model the antithesis can't stand. The antithesis leads to a synthesis. Remember the slogan back in the civil rights days, "keep the faith." 

I have adopted it in a sign off I sometimes use, "Keep the faith moving forward."

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