The End of History.
"That is what this conference is all about," Steve reminded her. "We are here to figure out how to respond."
Ushi, unlike everyone of us, was calm. She said that the heightened threat was nothing more than just another increment in the royal fondi's depopulation game that has at its very core the goal to disable humanity's spirit as human beings, as irrational as such a goal is. Her suggestion was that we simply address the depopulation threat, because that's what the fondi's Africa project has been created for. Ushi suggested that this is how our fight to stop the fondi for the sake of humanity must be defined.
"If humanity is too blind to see the obvious, then we must tell the people about it," she said. "If people have gone asleep in apathy, we must wake them up. The game that is being played must be unmasked. The fondi's objective, for which nuclear weapons exist; for which depopulation has been invented; for which genocide is being applied; must be brought before the hearts and eyes of all humanity. If the fondi's ultimate aim is to kill up to 90% of the people of humanity, that game must be unmasked globally. We must tell the people of the world the truth. Nothing less will enable humanity's self-defense, and which our own self-defense depends. The fondi are right, by ourselves we are nothing; we are nothing at all compared to them. But we are not alone if we fight our war on the foundation of the principle of the universal unity of good. The fondi may have a lot of power with their financial might, but they can't defeat the principle of the universe; they can't stand against it; they can't even defend themselves against it. They are nothing compared to it. The principle of the unity of good is the most powerful weapon we have. It would be a crime not to use it. Whoever discovered it, should receive the Nobel Price."
"Guess who discovered it," said Sylvia. "Indira did, practically on the first day that she and Pete got together in Delhi. Pete had focused on it a long time ago, but then had moved away from it. We all had. That is when we began drifting ever deeper into a rut that we didn't seem to be able to get out of. Indira helped us with this, without even knowing that she did. When she rediscovered the divine Principle of the universal unity of good, and Pete discovered subsequently that every other principle reflects this one universal Principle, things began to move for us, we began to pull ourselves us out of that rut that we had been stuck in for an entire decade. Her discovery was the key element that got us moving again. So let's built on that and move forward with it on the global level."
"Yes, lets use it. Let's use it globally," said Ushi. "Let's win with it!"
It certainly was nice to see Ushi's old spirit again, to feel the dynamism behind her commitment that I remembered from our days in Leipzig. Our meeting in Caracas had been much too brief for this dynamism to come out, and then in Queensland, we had been merely dancing around the issue. We were aware of the danger that humanity faced, but under the shadow of eight million people having been murdered in a single blow, the danger became much more tangibly real, even intimately real.
Steve too, hadn't changed. He had always been precise, truthful, and committed to principle. Also I remembered that everything he did had always been done in a grand style, like a fireworks in motion. Whenever we had felt proud our ourselves, when we had thought we done a good thing, he chided us for having gone not far enough. At one point, when we talked about how we could carry Nicolai's project forward to get a larger funding commitment to help Africa, Steve stood up and said emphatically, "No, No, No! That's not the issue right now. The issue is to get rid of the fondi. Everything else is meaningless if we fail."
Steve agreed that focusing on Africa is useful, but only in the historic context that highlights the riches of our humanity. He liked our concept of the divine Principle of the universal unity of good, which he said draws the whole of humanity together into a profound, single, indivisible source of good, even the only real source of good. He said that we are in a war now, and that being in a war, we have to ask ourselves where our strength lies that matches our opponent's weak flank.
"That takes us back to what I said earlier about our history," Steve said at one point. "Our strength is our history. When everything collapses in people's life, that brighter history keeps coming back to mind as an image of the real face of our humanity, an image of the good we have accomplished as human beings. The synarchists know nothing about this. Their total lack of humanity is their weak flank. It leaves them exposed. The American people, on the other hand, have this history in their heart, even though they rarely show it. Still, this brighter image of our humanity keeps coming back in times of crisis when they most need it. That's our strength and our immortality. The fondi are aware of this strength to some degree, and they fear it. They always have feared it, because they felt themselves powerless against it whenever the American people utilized their strength."
"Are you talking about the history of our republic?" I asked.
Steve nodded. "I am talking about everything in our history that shines brightly. I am talking about names that stand out like stars in that history, like the names of Gottfried Leibnitz, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and others."
"That includes the history of the very founding of our republic," I added.
Steve just nodded and smiled.
"And those names are not just a part of our history," I continued. "The founding of our republic is a part of the history of humanity. The founding of the first true nation state republic in the world, is one of the great humanist achievements in the universal history of mankind. That event makes all of their achievements a part of the image of every human being. In these achievements, and in the good that resulted from them, we see an image of the substance of our humanity; even an image our ourselves. We should find a great deal of strength in that."
"In this sense," Heather added, "I should see those names not only as as bright spots in American history, but also in the history of the world pertaining to all mankind where they stand like precious jewels together with other such names like that of Dante, Cusa, Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, or modern names like Gauss, Schiller, Shakespeare, List, Mozart, and so on."
Steve kept on nodding and smiling and slowly repeated the names of Gottfried Leibnitz, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt. He spoke in a reverent tone of voice.
Indira, too, spoke up again. "I take it that there is actually no such thing as a uniquely German history, or Russian history, or Indian history, or Chinese history. I take it that these are all really subsets of the universal history of mankind in which the strength of our universal humanity comes to light, that we all share."
I applauded her. "I would even say that if one understands just one of these great geniuses of our humanity," I added in reference to what Heather had said, "that one understands a little more about one's own humanity, as well as about the humanity of mankind which is one and the same thing."
I also suggested that if one really understands one of these geniuses, like Gauss, for instance, one also understands necessarily also all the other geniuses like Plato, Nicolaus of Cusa, Abraham Lincoln, or Franklin Roosevelt. "There may not be a commonality between them in the technical sense, which is actually unimportant," I said. "What is important is the greater commonality of their humanity, of the good that unites them all into one. That is where our strength lies, in the unfolding Principle of the universal unity of good, which is the hallmark of the humanity of mankind and its universal marriage to one another as human beings."