The solution to our present crisis depends first and foremost on changing ourselves and adjusting to the new reality. For this reason, throughout the world people are beginning to change their behavior—they are beginning
to sense that their governments are not functioning properly and cannot provide solutions to our problems.
Many feel a need to go out to the street and congregate with others of like mind. In the Arab world they are world they are protesting for democracy and freedom of speech. In Europe they are demanding solutions to the problems of unemployment and austerity measures, and in America it is the 1% who are wealthy vs. the 99% who are not. Once people come together in protest, they are aware of a new sense of empowerment. You can sense it in tent cities throughout Europe, in the “Occupy Movement” in the U.S., and even in Egypt, where people continually take to the streets because they feel that together they
have the power to get what they want. Even when they cannot quite verbalize what it is they want, such as in the early days of the Occupy Movement, it is clear that people enjoy the experience of a genuine democracy where all
decisions are made in a group spirit, rather than through lobbying and political maneuverings.
The togetherness of the protesters aligns with the new laws of the globalized world. This congruence adds power to the protests, power to which governments
cannot remain indifferent. However, for the protests to succeed, they must remain in harmony with the law of globalization. Any solution that favors one sector or faction over another is just as self-centered as the current system, and therefore bound to fail.