Posted 4 years ago on May 16, 2015, 10:01 p.m. EST by turbocharger
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The ability to fix things at the root is really the key to fixing things for the long term.
Anyone familiar with the Japanese and Six Sigma knows how powerful this "fix it at the root no matter what" strategy can be.
In power structures there is usually little desire to fix something completely, as those with the power realize that it is those very problems from which they take their power.
Most problems in any structure/system are not hard to fix in terms of the how. Its the execution that is the tough part. In the political world, it is even tougher, as everyone gets a say.
That being said, if the dialogue is controlled to allow very lively debate within a restricted range of solutions (chomsky) it is easily controlled. If its easily controlled, the chances of the general population ever having a real debate on real solutions is slim to none. Its just how it goes.
That was one of the best aspects of occupy, and probably one of the most intrusive to the current establishment (just one more reason why they had to shut it down) was that it provided a platform for discussion, a 24/7 non formal platform.
People showing up and doing nothing but hanging out and kicking all things political. Usually at social gatherings politics is avoided, but not with occupy. It was more than welcomed.
And with discussion comes better understanding. And with better understanding comes better solution through improved creativity.
Creativity has been one of mankinds best assets. We seem to have lost that in our political dialogue.
How do we get it back?