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Reflecting on Foundation for Global Community

Original post made on Oct 14, 2012

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

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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.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

They opposed the great Ronald Reagan and his 'peace through strength' approach, which won the cold war. They were on the wrong side of history. That is why they folded.


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm



They were a well meaning organization which was quite successful in moderating some Cold War conflicts.

They got a lot of their funding from military/industrial tycoons who had made their money and wanted a better way.

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

It was sad to see the chaotic decline of the group under incompetent leadership.

Of course the founders should have made a better succession plan and not trusted up inheritance --the downfall of Wang Computers.

The group only adopted the radical left wing agenda after the 1/husband and 2/wife- founders 1/died and 2/retired

They were originally a Christian revival movement

-but they lost their way into pantheism after the founders left

-an interesting,tragic story which left them no legacy

Sad


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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
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.

But I do miss "Visualize Whirled Peas."


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Look at the date of the above article. This was printed over one and a half years ago. It's old news.