Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Criticize by Creating

Freedom Shenanigan #35
Be the Solution

Following the sentiments expressed in the Declaration of Separation, here is what YOU can do to move toward freedom by exercising your liberty

Max Borders at TCS Daily - don't like something about the world? Want to make it better? Don't protest. Don't complain. Don't vote. Don't run for office. Start a business, and create the solution yourself. A review of Be the Solution, a book by Michael Strong of FLOW (Freedom Lights Our World).

"If not inspired, those who absorb Be the Solution may come away feeling a little sick. Our society wastes so much time and resources on tit-for-tat politics. I know. Game theory says `they force our hand.' But we must acknowledge that the decline of Tocqueville's America is due in large measure to diverting resources and manpower to titanic tug-o-wars over which party gets to be our masters. Be the Solution represents a radical new paradigm of social change—one that eschews politics. Apart from the title, that paradigm can be distilled into three words attributed to Michelangelo: `Criticize by creating.' "