Why PHC and Why Now?
Why PHC?: PHC is dedicated to
creating a new and better world for all of us. Utilizing ideas, strategies, and philosophies developed, imagined,
and shaped by thinkers, philosophers, sages, clerics, and artists down through the ages, PHC
works to make our society, and ultimately the world, a more humane, more caring, and more responsible place.
In our "Reading and Drawing Room", you will find lists of those artworks, texts, stories, artists, writers, musicians, and
thinkers who have helped shaped PHC. In effect, PHC is a tool to rebuild, reconnect, and recapture the feelings, the joys, the hope, and
the wonder of being part of both the human family and the planatery family.
Why Now?: Unfortunately,
we are all more disconnected now than ever. Narrowcasting aims at smaller and smaller audiences, yet is distributed
by larger and larger corporations. Dialogue between groups has broken down just when such dialogue is increasingly vital.
Resources are artificially made scarecer and jobs are moved here and there without regard to the resulting disruption of families,
communities, and even whole countries.
mission of Politics For A Human Community is to contribute to making this a better world, through the concept of Tikkun Olam, or Healing The World. We endorse & strongly assert a left critique of society: a complete, democratic
redistribution of wealth and political power is the starting point to achieve a just society. We also reject the imposed alienation
of a society that trains us to believe, with Margaret Thatcher, that there is no community, only the individual & the
family. We believe that to be human is to live in community, interdependent and interconnected with every other person.
to model, on a small scale, what a world based on community would look like, especially through our Community
Support Circle. CSC is where we share our lives over
the previous month - as deeply or superficially as each person wants - and tells the group what goods and/or services we need
or can offer. We strengthen our emphasis on community by rejecting any form of exchange - even barter - in favor of a "Pay
It Forward" model freely giving and receiving in the belief that we ultimately get back at least as much from the community
as we give to it.
also have two additional meetings in which we seek to explore & advance our mission of Tikkun Olam. PHC’s monthly Political Discussion Group
Meeting encourages members to engage in a stimulating review & analysis of recent events & issues from a broad progressive
perspective. Our monthly General Membership Meeting both sets the structure of & direction for the future of our group,
& takes official PHC stands on political issues, by majority vote
of the members.