“Increasingly, by choice or by accident, this is the role our nation has taken -- the role of those who make peaceful revolution impossible by refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that come from the immense profits of overseas investment.


     “I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence

4 April 1967   Riverside Church  NYC


                       



    ...but there is an important extension beyond MLK’s “thing-oriented” notion, which I infer here in PeepTV.ca. 


     “Thingness”, as I intend it here, is where our thing-oriented world has already imploded, where everything inside its gravitational pull (including humans) becomes co-equal things.

 

Thing-ness