Posts made in December, 2012

What is Synthesis?

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What is Synthesis? Synthesis is a method of interaction that will re-focus our political dynamic on solving difficult problems and creating entirely new ways to improve our nation.  It is the mechanism to propel our political and economic discourse to overcome the barriers of ideology and partisan tribalism – and allows us to focus on perpetual improvement and ascent. Society, and even nature itself has always been a byproduct of competing forces, and political and economic development is no exception.  In direct contrast to this universal phenomenon, the limited choices of our current political dynamic are to take one side, the other, or some hodgepodge combination of the two.  There is however another way.  By recognizing that both sides contain some valid...

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Ideas are like sand…

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Ideas are like sand… When applied productively, it makes glass to help us see the world more clearly, but it also has the potential to obstruct or remove our ability to see where we are headed and if we are making progress or just running in circles.

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The Revolution of Ideas

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The Revolution of Ideas In 1815, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were corresponding regarding the origins of the American Revolution.  At that time, many considered the Revolution to have begun in 1775 with the famous ‘shot heard round the world’.  Adams, however, made the astute observation that, “The Revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington.” His profound point being that even though the actual act of separation didn’t take place until the military conflict began, the substantial shift in the way the British colonists of North America thought about themselves and the way that they interacted with one another built the...

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The Origins of Modern Progress

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The Origins of Modern Progress Prior to the birth of the modern age in the 16th and 17th centuries, Western Civilization was stuck in a seemingly endless loop of narrow, one-dimensional thinking.  The first cracks in the monolithic malaise that characterized the medieval landscape came during the Renaissance when new ideas and the rediscovery of classical Greek and Roman thinkers received wider consideration.  This was supported and even accelerated by vastly expanded routes for travel and trade, as well as by developments such as the Reformation and the movable type printing press. As the leaders and scholars of European society began to open up to the insights of classical thinkers and new ideas from far-flung parts of their contemporary world, they began to...

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Join the Revolution!

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Join the Revolution! The only way that America can durably change our flawed and failing political dynamic is for a group of concerned citizens to come together with a unified focus on perpetual improvement and consistently electing accountable leaders who will address our pressing problems, engage in productive debate and continually adapt to an increasingly complex and globalized world. This was the vision of our Founding Fathers and the ideas they advocated and balance of power they envisioned has been absent from our elected officials from both sides over the past several decades.  Subsequent generations of Americans have proven that we, as a people, possess the will and the capacity to make these necessary changes, but it remains up to us to reform our...

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