Monday, February 25, 2013


They will tell you that democracy is working just fine. That democracy is suffering the usual growing pains in a fast-changing world filled with new technologies and new possibilities for communication. They will tell you to wait and see what happens. Don't jump to conclusions. Don't take unnecessary risks before we've had time to seriously analyze the problem. And besides, we have to be aware of the dangers of fascism and totalitarianism that are waiting for us if we act too quickly. We may only bring down the walls of Jericho and create chaos before we have anything ready to replace the existing order. And when that order falls, we won't be able to fix it. This is the standard argument you will hear against revolution in the rich and successful countries. These arguments will come from the liberals and the conservatives. They will come from the young and the old. These are the standard arguments of people who are afraid. It's not that I don't understand their fear. I just wish they could understand that the time for change is now. The world is drifting toward chaos one way or the other. Chaos is the only thing that can bring real change. I say that the first step in any revolution has to be letting go of the past. Letting go of the things that tell you revolution is bad. Open your minds and press the chaos button because we desperately NEED CHAOS. 

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