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We embrace our full share of collective responsibility to redress the inequities of this society and to address the crises created by a system that treats some lives as mattering more, that puts profit over people, that threatens the very life of the planet.

The only pertinent question facing us today is not only of choosing between an outdated past and imitation of the foreign but of making original selections between cultural values which it is vital to safeguard and develop — because they contain the deep-lying secrets of our collective dynamism — and the elements which it is henceforth necessary to abandon — because they put a brake on our facility for critical reflection and innovation. In the same way we must sort out the progressive elements offered by industrial societies, so as only to use those which are adapted to the society of our choice which we are capable of taking over and developing gradually by ourselves and for ourselves.

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