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Reform or revolution?

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Which does the world, or your country, need?
And what are you doing to make it happen?
Abstraction · 61-69, M
Revolutionary reform - I'm a people movement kind of person.
Really difficult with social media - initially put information in the hands of the people, until it became suffocated with toxic misinformation, conspiracy, division, hate. Much came from states undermining us, but there was room for people who think the real truth-tellers are shady youtubers and Alex Jones-type people. And Rupert (looking after his super-wealthy friends and manipulating politics) Murdoch.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Abstraction Facebook was so important during the "Arab Spring" but what has become of either.... 😢
Abstraction · 61-69, M
@ServantOfTheGoddess The winter of disinformation was barking at the heels of spring.
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
I still see society as a tanker, a massive floating high mass entity that can only change direction on a slow pace. I think revolutions rarely change enough peoples minds in society to create a quick change when it comes to deeply rooted issues. Certain individuals in society are so hooked on believes, that they might never snap out of it. The only way to deal with that, is either to surpress and cleanse with violence or to let it die out naturally. I prefer the latter over the madness that the first idea would bring. That doesn't mean that revolutions are sometimes nescessary, but I think they should be kept for very specific situations.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Kwek00 Thank you for such a nuanced and thoughtful reply!
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
@ServantOfTheGoddess I also think your question should have been asked as: "evolution vs revolution". I prefer the first over the latter.
Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
Revolutions have a tendency to get out of hand.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Crazywaterspring Reading about the French Revolution... such great ideals, such chaotic outcomes

Stereoguy · 56-60, M
@Crazywaterspring @ServantOfTheGoddess I completely agree with you both.
Philth · 41-45, M
There's certainly far too many stupid people to expect revolution. Far too many normal people who think the millionaires are on their side.
I expect a race to the bottom, as evidenced in the UK where people who haven't had a decent pay rise in decades are angry at those key workers still in Unions who are striking for better conditions... Rather than supporting them or organising their own action.
Eternity · 22-25, M
Neither. People who can see the writing on the wall need to group up, leave the machine, and try to do things rightly and fairly this time around.

Then all they need to do is let what's gonna happen happen to the rest of the nation.

All you have to do to win a free for all is be the last one standing; Sun Tzu said the most advanced form of warfare is winning without ever having to fight in the first place.
Amylynne · 26-30, F
the problem with revolutions,, ALL of them, is that it is [b]violent and destructive[/b], thus sowing the seeds of[i] force and coercion[/i] in the new system.
"here comes the old boss, same as the new boss, "
reform does not need to keep any of the old ways, it can be a reform system from the ground up.
yeah, hard, I know.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Amylynne important thoughts, thank you.
RebelFox · 36-40, F
Let’s burn it all down
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@RebelFox "We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old"!
RebelFox · 36-40, F
@ServantOfTheGoddess What we’re doing now is not working out
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@RebelFox That's for sure 😢
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
Reform and revolution are tied so far... let's see where this goes.

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