All social justice organizations can trace their origins back some 220 years ago , when three fourths of the world was enslaved in one form or another. In 1787 a dozen people began meeting in a small print shop to abolish the lucrative slave trade. They were reviled and dismissed by businessmen and politicians. It was argued that their crackpot ideas would bring down the English economy, eliminate growth and jobs, cost too much money and lower the standard of living. Critics also pointed out that abolition was being promoted by a small group of self appointed troublemakers and extremists who had no experience in trade or commerce. But the audaciousness of this first expression of civil society was eventually rewarded, and six decades later slavery was legally forbidden almost everywhere.

~ Paul Hawken, 1946  United States  Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, Author, Activist

Historical Age, Age of Reason 1640-1950; Astrological Age, Age of Pisces 1 AD – 2000; Sun Sign, Aquarius.

Source: Blessed Unrest