Libertarian Ramblings

Real Change

Posted by gravisman on June 12, 2008

I applaud Mr. Ron Paul in this video for hitting on the fundamental issues that need to be addressed to effect real positive change in our political environment.

It is important that we remember to take a step back from things and look at our situations as a whole. Many politicians talk and talk the rhetoric of “change” but we must learn to recognize the context. The context is often setup to narrow our thoughts to relatively trivial details of policy implementation. In doing this, they trick us into forgetting about larger, more fundamental issues as we implicitly take them for granted. These are issues like electoral systems (discussed in previous post), fiscal and monetary institutions, and the role of the US in the world.

We should remember that the way things are now is a result of decisions made over time by people who are plenty capable of making mistakes. These are some things to think about when we think about what “change” really means.

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5 Responses to “Real Change”

  1. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptReal Change June 12, 2008 I applaud Mr. Ron Paul in this video for hitting on the fundamental issues that need to be addressed to effect real positive change in our political environment. It is important that we remember to take a step back from things and look at our situations as a whole. Many politicians talk and talk the rhetoric of “change” but we must learn to recognize the context. The context is often setup to narrow our thoughts to relatively trivial details of policy implementation […]

  2. krissmith777 said

    We´re never going to have real change until we say “Fuck you” to both the Democrats and Republicans and vote for someone else.

    I am voting for Bob Barr!!!

  3. gravisman said

    To some extent I certainly agree with you. See https://somefreethoughts.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/election-2008-no-three-ways-about-it/

  4. Michael said

    There’s a homeless newspaper up in Seattle called “Real Change.” Maybe they were onto something.

  5. […] Posts Consistent ideologyWhy Obama doesn’t get itTaxes aren’t the issueReal ChangeLet’s keep marriage the way it’s supposed to […]

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