Towards a New Culture: From Refusal to Re-Creation – E-Book
by Dieter Duhm
The book for all young revolutionaries: powerful, true, direct and radical. A book for those who want to know how they can give continuity to the fleeting experiences of freedom and community life during their protests. With sacred rage about the existing conditions, the author describes the technological, ecological, spiritual and human conditions for a new start for society.
Translated from the German by Sten Linnander.
Violence is the eruption of blocked life energies.
Pacifism does not mean the gentle appeasement of violence, nor does it mean brushing conflicts aside with appeals for peace. True pacifism is the radical and intelligent self-engagement of the human for the liberation of all life energies and creative forces that are present in him. Pacifism is militancy in achieving inner truthfulness and freedom, for pacifism is the reconciliation of the human with himself.
How will life go on after the collapse of the globalised political and economic systems? How will it survive the large-scale disruption of our planet’s ecological and climatic systems? And what will become of the immense systems of belief, love and thinking as they start to shake within?
The answer to these questions has to persist in the face of so many failed attempts in the past. The world stands on the brink of an abyss. The youth from Cairo to London, from Greece to Chile, from Rothschild Avenue, Tel Aviv to Wall Street, New York are looking for new ways out of the crisis. If the mass protest and revolt movements rising up all over the world today intend to take off together, if life is to win over violence and war, we need a direction, an image, an idea of what might be our common goal.
This book offers an idea of how a future worth living could be. It was written and published more than thirty years ago in Germany and we believe that its time has now come. It is the first time to be published in English. We left it in the political context in which it was written. Through this we want to show that names change, yet the underlying problems remain the same – until we discover how to solve them. How this can be achieved is what this book is all about. It is more relevant today than ever.
Dieter Duhm was born in 1942 in Berlin, Germany. He has a PhD in sociology, is an art historian, author and psychoanalyst. He is the initiator of the “Healing Biotopes Plan” – a global peace plan. In 1995 he founded the peace research center Tamera in Portugal together with the theologian Sabine Lichtenfels and others. Today Tamera has approximately 200 co-workers. Dieter Duhm has dedicated his life to create an effective forum for a global peace initiative that can be a match for the destructive forces of the capitalistic globalization. Learn more on Our Authors...