I believe the runners in 1968 was making a point that most aspects of human society also needed to allow people to participate on this same basis.
Mr. Brunsridge states that this is something that no one can understand. However, what he didn't understand is that by sticking their hands up they were essentially saying that being able to compete in the Olympics isn't enough to ensure an equal quality of life for all people. There are so many other aspects of participation throughout society impacting the quality of life. Since 1968, US society has made considerable changes. In 1968, society was still extremely limited on the bases of people's race categories. They seemed to feel that someone needed to say or do something since US society was living in an extreme contradiction.
As humankind moves forward into our destiny to become a spacefaring civilization, these types of collaborative projects are likely to take precedence over routine political conflict.
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- Washington UniversityAdjunct Faculty
- Northern Arizona UniversityFaculty
I've always wanted to be a professor, international scholar and author. I waited until late in life to pursue these dreams. Now I teach for 3 universities - Webster University Worldwide, Washington University and Northern Arizona University. I'm currently traveling around telling people about outer space development (Washington, DC, Beijing, Houston, St. Louis, Little Rock, Los Angles, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec...)
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I've been blending insights from critical theory and the critique of colonization and development scenarios with an eye towards contributing to future global equality. I believe that outer space will soon be development and everyone can play a role in the new opportunities arising with the newer intelligent space telescopes locating exoplanets and new star systems, asteroid mining operations, humankind will soon enter a true space age. Newly constructed spaceports, advanced stages of space travel (private spaceships and starships) space mining, space law and space habitation architecture are all indicators that a SciFi reality is soon to come.
So far, libraries and universities in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Australia, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Virgin Islands, British, Thailand, India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Israel, South Africa, Namibia, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Russia, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, Scotland, Guyana, Ireland, Canada and Mexico have obtained copies of the book. Libraries and universities in a wide variety of states in the US have also obtained a copy of this important book. http://www.worldcat.org/title/outer-space-development-international-relations-and-space-law-a-method-for-elucidating-seeds/oclc/830167722&referer=brief_results
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