The normalization of evil in the current Dark Age

Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Baldwin
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
John
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Gotham Greens
Reading List: 
People of the Lie by Scott Peck; A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle; Thou Shalt Not Be Aware by Alice Miller
Host/Sponsor: 
Gotham Greens local
Abstract: 
In the decade and a half since 9/11, political acts violating all recognized moral norms — sometimes even against the law and the Constitution, flawed as they both are — have become commonplace in America and accepted by far too many people as normal. In its determination to assert, through military power and unprecedented tools of surveillance, a vision of dominance over all other nations, over all opposing ideologies, and even over its own population (a vision enthusiastically promoted by both Republicans and Democrats), the American State, and the capitalist system it promotes, has earned the right to be called evil. And there can also be no doubt that, despite the wealth of our cities and the brilliance of our technology, we are currently living through a new Dark Age. Our panel will make the case for the Green Party’s transformative political and spiritual counter-vision, which will help bring light to the darkness that threatens to envelope and destroy all human feeling and humanity itself, and will show what can be done about it.
Gotham Greens