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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Revolutionary Love by Michael, RABBI Lerner

Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World
by Michael, RABBI Lerner

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From social theorist and psychotherapist Rabbi Michael Lerner comes a strategy for a new socialism built on love, kindness, and compassion for one another. Revolutionary Love proposes a method to replace what Lerner terms the “capitalist globalization of selfishness” with a globalization of generosity, prophetic empathy, and environmental sanity.

Lerner challenges liberal and progressive forces to move beyond often weak-kneed and visionless politics to build instead a movement that can reverse the environmental destructiveness and social injustice caused by the relentless pursuit of economic growth and profits. Revisiting the hidden injuries of class, Lerner shows that much of the suffering in our society—including most of its addictions and the growing embrace of right-wing nationalism and reactionary versions of fundamentalism—is driven by frustrated needs for community, love, respect, and connection to a higher purpose in life. Yet these needs are too often missing from liberal discourse. No matter that progressive programs are smartly constructed—they cannot be achieved unless they speak to the heart and address the pain so many people experience.

Liberals and progressives need coherent alternatives to capitalism, but previous visions of socialism do not address the yearning for anything beyond material benefits. Inspired by Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, and Carol Gilligan, Revolutionary Love offers a strategy to create the “Caring Society.” Lerner details how a civilization infused with love could put an end to global poverty, homelessness, and hunger, while democratizing the economy, shifting to a twenty-eight-hour work week, and saving the life-support system of Earth. He asks that we develop the courage to stop listening to those who tell us that fundamental social transformation is “unrealistic.”

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I am not political in any way but this book covers so much more to help connect and heal the world through love, kindness and generosity. I happen to be a huge fan of making the world amazing for all humans who are trying to do the best they can in a good healthy way.

Getting better leaders who want to work together no matter what political affliction would be so beneficial and cutting the greed out of America especially would change lives. Instead of red, blue or whatever colors making wars within our world for the greater purpose of nothing, as one, without a branded color and helping each other build would be a huge gift. 

All the money, hate and negativity of politics drains the environment and creates so much pain for humans as a whole.  I have never asked someone what side they are on before helping them or loving them.  Its sad to see so many people create riffs just because they want to be blue or red (any color) and its not a street gang its government.  So pick up a copy of this book and get ready to feel the heal begin.

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