P5: The Commanding Beliefs of the American People

  • Everything is Possible

  • Vast problems can be solved if broken up into pieces and addressed one by one

  • Ordinary men and women contain within themselves, individually and collectively, the constructive genius with which to craft such solutions

I would ask you to entertain some new ideas about the possibility of change. These ideas won’t work in the current system because of its unavoidable aging and decline, but they can be useful in creating our counterstroke.

I have quoted these  “Commanding Beliefs” from Roberto Unger, a surprisingly hopeful Brazilian visionary who has great admiration for the American social experiment, if not the current version.

These beliefs still resonate with all Americans, even if we have come to see them as too innocent to be useful.

Do these beliefs seem naive to you?

I think we have become trapped by our sense that the possibilities for change are either trivial or out of the question. This trap is conditioning from the oppression that has been built by the complex adaptive system within which we live.

Stop looking at the skyscrapers of power and money and politics-as-usual, and start looking at what is immediately around you.

Keep these beliefs in mind as we go through the rest of these posts.

 

Author: disabilitynorm

hubby2jill, 2dogs, advocate45+yrs, change strategist, trainer, geezer, pa2Loree, gndpa2Nevin

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