This is the first Seeds of Peace in the new millenium. For 15 years Seeds of Peace has been keeping its readers abreast of the activities of social movements with a spiritual base, here in Siam and elsewhere. As the New Year comes with all its attendant excitement-we’re struck by the idea that the frenzy over Y2K is saying something about society at large. We are willing to devote a lot of time and energy to the least substantive issues of our culture, especially those who are plugged in to the mass media.

This seems to obfuscate and drown out the more pressing concerns of humanity. One more party, this is the big one, then it’s time for Bud Bowl V or whatever. Next year who knows? We may spend some time labeling this ‘new generation, which is renamed as if new every five years.