3 Steps to the Synthesis Revolution

3 Steps to the Synthesis Revolution

1) Understanding the origins of modern progress and prosperity

All of modern progress and prosperity began with the greater thinkers and leaders who had the courage to challenge the narrow, one-dimensional ideas of their day and engage in truly objective observation and analysis, followed by a systematic examination of the evidence purified through the heated crucible of fierce, but productive debate. Then validate these potential solutions through experimentation and testing. There is no greater example of the power of this process than the foundation and ongoing success of the United States of America.

Over time, one society after another has discovered the value of innovation, productivity and inclusiveness and correspondingly refined the institutional framework that balances those three core elements of modern progress and prosperity. As the world continues to grow and become even more complex, it requires an even greater focus on solving problems and creating new pathways of improvement and ascent to consistently achieve the most effective combination of these powerful forces shaping our world.

In the past two hundred years, we have witnessed various civilizations with vastly different geographies, ethnicities, cultures, and inherited institutions consciously embrace a unifying theme of improvement, progress and advancement which is why the world has create more prosperity and well-being during that time and lifted more people out of poverty than in the rest of human history combined. If we want to continue that level of success and remain on the pathway of ascent, it is essential that we meaningfully improve the way that we currently make political and economic decisions.

2) Recognizing the barriers to perpetual improvement and ascent

Presently, there are three major impediments to the new thinking and new method of interaction that is so critical to our continued success. These are the distorting and distracting barriers to improvement of ideology, partisan division and special interests. Each one diverts our attention from solving problems and creating the most effective pathway to innovation, productivity and inclusiveness.

These roadblocks to continued improvement are so insidious because they have woven themselves into the fabric of our normal political and economic discourse. They have become rigidly inflexible fixtures in our public debate, turning productive discussion into narrow, one-dimensional warfare over two completely different, incompatible visions of the world. To address these flaws and correct this negative trajectory, we must think about these problems in a new way and engage in a new method over interaction to return our political dynamic to solving problems and creating even greater prosperity.

3) Embracing the New Thinking and New Methods of interaction

Just as Europe in the late medieval period was attempting to break free from the tired, failed ideas of the past, so we are today attempting to break free of the limiting conventions and superstitions of our past. The first step is to reject the failed ideologies of the past age and adopt the new thinking of the Synthesis Revolution which is focused on solutions, understanding what works and what does not, and perpetual improvement. Then, we must utilize the tools that have been the foundation for all of humanity’s enormous success in the modern era: objective observation and analysis, systematically analyzing the evidence, and validation through experiment and testing. By rejecting initial assumptions and pre-determined conclusions of ideological and partisan division, a whole new world of solutions becomes available to us. Not to the left, not to the right and not somewhere in the muddled middle, but a new pathway of ascent above and beyond what is currently capable of being envisioned in the narrow, one-dimensional confines of our current political dynamic.
We can realize the promise of the innovative thinkers of the modern age and the Founding Fathers of America, but to accomplish that, we must, yet again, engage in a Revolution.