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  •  well, we may speak "truth" about power (1+ / 0-)
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    wonmug

    and that is different.

    we can confront power. and i'm not talking about "empowering" people but unleashing the power we already have.

    again and again and again i say it: we need strategies of doable, measurable actions. like if people switch their direct deposits from big banks to credit unions that offer student loans as low rates and no interest until graduation? how do we change the para militarization of police/privatization of schools and prisons? these are mostly local/regional controlled. we can get sane people on school boards. and we can use eminent domain to fight against foreclosure.

    however, i don't believe in "truth" because we the people, the hoi polloi, tend to act on what we believe is true. and that's why Nye's exercise didn't dent the creationist. Nor did Ham dent those who thought Nye pulled off a slam dunk. He really did not... far from it.

    what would make more sense, to me, is to find a way to challenge the brain into thinking outside its normal and accepted belief systems.

    but, i must say, the Moral March in North Carolina had me beaming... so who knows, maybe we are waking up.

    “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 Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 01:46:14 AM PST

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