Nipawin - April 21, 2001 - by: Mario deSantis


This morning, I saw many pictures depicting the violence and demonstrations at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, and again I reflected why we must continue with our positioning of "we are right and you are wrong" or viceversa.




I see the protesters' demonstrations as a Human Voice for change and I see the leaders attending the Summit as an elitist group planning for Free Trade for themselves and determining democracy for everybody else.




I am at a loss of words in describing what is happening in our societies as money and concentration of power is amassed by fewer and fewer people and corporations. However, this quotation by Thomas Crum, author of 'The Magic of Conflict' should help us understand the possible magic of the conflicts we are witnessing today


"When one is willing to see all conflicts-whether physical, emotional, or mental-as dances of energy, and to accept them and to blend with them, options and opportunities for successful resolution emerge, powerfully and elegantly."