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

Too much to be said about Bucky Fuller.

Let’s apply this wisdom to our modern-day political situation. We try repeatedly, over and over again, every two years to fight the existing reality by conforming to it and operating in it. “Republican.” “No, Democrat.” “Elect me, I’ll solve all your problems.” “Back my candidate. He will solve all your problems.” “Vote for this person. She will solve all your problems.”

And nothing ever changes. Well, that’s not quite right. The situation and problems become worse which we try to solve and correct by resorting to the same old, same old. Insanity, in other words. Doing the same thing over again while hoping for different results.

The solution is to make the existing model obsolete by introducing a new way of thinking. Government is not needed. Politicians are not needed. Bureaucracies are not needed. Mega-corporations are not needed. Central banks are not needed. Continuous war-mongering is not needed. Etc., etc., etc.

As individual people, we have everything we need to live, prosper, and succeed. Use your imagination. Then start working to build a different model for life.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion” — Albert Camus



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