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  •  no more war. on anything. (4+ / 0-)

    let's do something constructive. to wit, the sig line:

    “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

    by pfiore8 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 03:56:04 PM PST

    •  The problem with Buckminster Fuller's... (0+ / 0-)

      ...saying is that it clashes with Frederick Douglass's view that power doesn't concede without a fight. That isn't to say Fuller isn't right about some things nor to argue against building new models in parallel to the existing one—clean energy tech is a good example.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 04:30:47 PM PST

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      •  i think it's more this: (1+ / 0-)
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        stop fight AGAINST... move in your direction, your game, your rules, your board... now perhaps those in power will come onto your game and challenge you. let them.

        the difference is this: they're on your board. you'e not on theirs.

        we can't win against them. we can't change them. and i do mean brand Dems, every CEO, Repubs... they are beyond our influence. for the most part.

        i like the non violence model myself. but i also love the LOCAL model... any way, until we can figure out some way of surviving w/o health care as they deliver it and food as they control it and work as they stage it, our troubles will only multiply.

        there are those... clever souls using eminent domain to change the game... even Montana has nullified the NDAA. there are ways to do this. national politics and voting for Hillary? nope, sorry. not it.

        “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

        by pfiore8 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 04:45:56 PM PST

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