My name is Philippe Roussel, and it’s my privilege to have you here, reading this page.
One Home Planet is about concerned citizenship.
What do I mean by that, and what can you gain from this website?
As you probably know, the ancient Greeks used the word polis, root for “politics,” to name what we call “city.” First and foremost, citizenship is indeed about the project we take on, as social beings, to enrich life and ease its burden for each and everyone in the “city.” This transcends all barriers of race, religion, culture, or even territory that are too often used to discriminate against others.
In that sense, and as the Greeks understood it, there are no “others” among free people. Our citizenship is a political act based on the values of freedom and justice, which, if words have a meaning, are universal. Above and beyond the country we were born in, consequently, the true measure for effectively building the city is to serve all human beings.
This is where I stand and where I write from.
What can you expect from it?
Simply put, the practice of your critical mind concerning economic, environmental, and political issues. Each piece of writing on this website goes from question to question, making you part of the same debating process that, hopefully, will continue for you in the comment sections of the website.
Exercising our critical mind is our first responsibility as citizens and a deeply rooted motivation of mine. Far from being the knowledgeable one, however, all I have to show for is my ignorance. The kind of ignorance that knows itself, providing genuine thinking its real strength and its most efficient tool.
It is not my opinions that matter but the logical path followed, not the eventual conclusion but the process to reach it. You are, therefore, welcome to disagree or to add something of your own.
Ready to flex your critical muscles? First, then, make sure to keep in touch.