PEACE TRIBE MANUAL INFORMATION ON THAT FACEBOOK PAGE, I HOPE.
Without the imperative, there is no future: Bledsoe. I start with an imperative, and I will end with one.
YOU CAN AND WILL DO BETTER!
I challenge YOU to organize a tribe, within our challenge for the next era -- to preserve the small, enthusiastic groups of the tribe, but to avoid the perpetual warfare of the tribe. This is based mostly on the work of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. This Page should be where we help each other do so.
ERH holds that the social orders of humanity have been Tribe, Empire,
Greece, and after He Who
Reversed The Trend, The church was Israel glorified by getting rid of
exclusion, the nation-state glorified Empire by getting rid of slavery, and we
are engaged in glorifying the tribe. Greece is a companion, never a
PEACE IS THE EXPLICIT RECONCILIATION OF OPPOSITES.
An insight from James Jordan might help. The church started as a small group, a tribe, within the larger
Roman Empire. After Rome
fell, the situation became one of King and Bishop, side by side. Now the church is world-wide, and though
there are moves toward unity, I say, the state is becoming neo-tribal. [I add
that the pirates of the superstructure, the tax-eaters, are a tribe.]
In addition, we are in a 4th generation warfare situation (Lind) at least. From massed armies we have gone to artillery (2nd generation), through maneuver/tanks (3rd) and now insurgents and media (4th) and some say networks (who can surrender?) and jets (carrying bio-war and nano-war world-wide). This latter some call 5th generation warfare. The way of declaring wars and concluding peace treaties, well, it's Armistice vs. Veterans. Armistice celebrated an end to fighting, a specific time--the 11th day of the 11th month. Veterans seems to be a perpetual war for perpetual peace.
WHAT IS A PEACE TRIBE? A Peace Tribe explicitly reconciles opposites. One example would be the taking of E. T. Hall's 10x10 grid of society and finding things in which those who disagree on other things can cooperate. Another would be Better Herovolution: http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/2012/08/better-herovolution.html
So far, I have gone through one of the four parts of ERH's 'revolution' sequence: Imperative, Subjective, Narrative, Objective.
Comprehensive Beauty is my imperative. A germ of that is here: http://members.valley.net/~transnat/erh.html
"The history of the human race is written on a single theme: How does love become stronger than death? The composition is recomposed in each generation by those whose love overcomes murdering or dying. So history bec
omes a great song, Augustine's Carmen Humanum. As often as the lines rhyme, love has once again become stronger than death. This rhyming, this connecting, is men's function on earth. But that this is our function we have only known since the birth of Christ." - Sociology II, p. 759 (ERH)
The Subjective --and I mention this because it would be wise for your peace tribe to work in this manner -- engenders new persons and new speech. Mine is
THESE 4 PHASES ARE BEST SUMMARIZED IN CLINT GARDNER'S 'BEYOND BELIEF,' CHAPTER 5.
For the Narrative, see this short video (and other The Symphony of History videos on YouTube. BUT, I am working on Opus 47: From Creation Speech to New Song Singing. The videos of Opus 22 do not TSOH --The Symphony of History -- at her best. ) POOR audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu38m1EAjrw&feature=channel_page
The NARRATIVE produces new institutions.
The 4th phase is OBJECTIVE. For that I propose House Of Singing Times/Calendar Of Peace. By working through this additional calendar, Peace Tribe Manual came to be. ERH says that we live in a multiplicity of calendars, each from a previous social order. Community celebrations, from the Tribes. Business and work schedules and calendars, from the Empires. Ecclesiastical calendars from
Educational, from Greece. With HOST, I have tried to anticipate and
avoid a trauma, rather than having the trauma, an historical event that happens
once for the first time --in contrast to chronology. I tried to avoid war by explicitly
reconciling opposites within HOST. (See
'Incorporating the Axial Age into the Week':
Here is HOST: http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/2012/06/retuned-7x7-pergamoscoram861-calendar.html
TELL US YOUR STORY OF EXPLICITLY RECONCILING OPPOSITES.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PEACE TRIBE--FOLLOW THIS MANUAL OR ANOTHER! (See Godin, 'Tribes')
I have much more that I will be posting. See chuckhartmanhistoryconductor. Also see http://godparentsforeldsters.blogspot.com/ and a page for it, both attempt to build a next institution.
What is my calling?: http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/2012/10/whats-my-calling-you-ask.html
The Lord be with you.
The 11th day of the 11th month of Anno Domini 2012.
WholeYMMM!!! (AlreadyDay), Daniel Sheba (week), Blessed are the Merciful + Season (mo'ed), PergamosCoram861
Charles Howard Hartman