Sharing might sound soft as a social change strategy, but it also has a broad appeal and the advantage of transcending traditional political boundaries. Sharing was a basic moral principle imparted repeatedly since my days in day care when we children fought over toys — even God asked us to share over and over again in the Bible and named greed as one of the seven deadly sins. Sharing, even in a culture of competition and free market economics, is a really tough idea to argue with — and if you do you seem, well, just plain greedy.
Innumerable “slow-burning fuses” have been lit. The clashes in the world’s streets have been spectacular and have their own necessity, but the most effective parts of the revolution are quietly simmering along, largely unnoticed as such.