Reflecting on Foundation for Global Community
Original post made on Oct 14, 2012
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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.
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.
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