As I read in The Guardian about Facebook’s business becoming a danger to democracy, I think about the German village down the road. The remnants of Nazi barracks that once housed brown uniformed followers of Adolf Hitler have been transformed into the European Institute of Applied Buddhism by brown robed followers of Thich Nhat Hahn.
“Facebook sees itself as a commercial firm, not a social institution, and behaves accordingly.” Editorial in The Guardian, April 17, 2018
If a ‘commercial firm behaving accordingly’ has become a danger to democracy, does the danger lie in ‘commercial firm’ or ‘behaving accordingly’?
Songwriters, musicians and recording artists, well known for not fitting in to the roll of being commercially firm or behaving accordingly, are invited to transform the barracks of capitalism and take up residency in collaborism - a humanitarian economic model based on collaboration instead of competition.
We all rise together.