An argument for a democratic polity, economy, and culture to increase global society's adaptive capacity. And the offering of the commons as a model for an effective, resilient, and democratic way to manage common pool resources.
one king, one nation, & one church King Louis XIV revoked the Treaty of Nantes and made Catholicism the religion of France in 1629. The protestant Gorenflos left for Germany sometime after that. Louis XIV believed in one king, one nation, one church.
one Germany Gorenflos probably left Germany during the 1830s after a horrible drought amidst the political turbulence related to German unification and the inability of rulers to help ordinary people.
one nation indivisible William Gorenflo defected from the Confederate Army during the Siege of Vicksburg when he realized the war was lost. He walked to New Orleans and joined the Union Army. A brother tried to kill him with an ax for changing sides when they were reunited near Biloxi, Mississippi.
same as the old boss I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday Then I'll get on my knees and pray We don't get fooled again -The Who
equity democracy diversity Are not only moral imperatives, they’re survival imperatives , part of a resilience design language .