literature of the world is filled with vistas in which a
peoples' honest response to love defies
the rulers' will, and often even defies the gallows.
Great operas have composed on this theme that
will likely remain in the repertoire forever. We
treasure those human dimensions of the struggles
of love, and for love to stand against all
odds and prevail.
Not surprisingly social
researchers tell us the same story, wrapped in
the letter of their cold language of numerical
statistics. There is one factor, however, that
unites what both sources tell. One may call
this factor our "community of principle."
The wider union of hearts that a deceived society says should not
be possible is in fact a timeless phenomenon that no custom or
dogma has erased. The principle is universal love that is supported by
an imperative that supersedes the
prohibition of society of thousands of years standing, and often at great
risk and cost.
The honesty with oneself that powers
the phenomenon of creating larger spheres of
union draws frequently the most sensitive people into the sphere
of universal love, in every field, including in the arts,
politics, and science. The timeless
universality of this "community of principle"
suggests that the axioms of society that keeps its union small may be faulty,
and that this fault may have shielded society from what appears to be a
vital element of its humanity and the strength of its
cause some raised eyebrows?