Reflecting on Foundation for Global Community Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Shutting down after 60 years of operation, the Foundation for Global Community, a local educational and fundraising nonprofit, will be celebrating its achievements and message with a local television broadcast this weekend.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:26 PM
Posted by DP, a resident of another community, on Oct 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm
It was really sad to see this group shut down..... but it seems it splintered and could not remain focused. Maybe that is the fate of humans, not to be able to stay together to work on positive change. I have yet to see any other group really bring the idea of peace together as well as this group did in the 90s.
Posted by curmudgeon, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:26 am
"Their problem was a succession problem-the founders were charismatic, intelligent,patriotic and persuasive. The next set of leaders where dumb, divisive and certainly not charismatic nor patriotic"
That's the inevitable fate of charisma-based cults like this. Charismatic leaders do not like the competition that charismatic followers bring. They favor submissive sheep, which cannot govern after the shepherd's gone.