Change


You say you got a real solution well, you know …we’d all love to see the plan. – John Winston Lennon Ono

Change is universal and ironically, a constant of nature. Change in the social sense can lead to great things. It can also lead to horrific things when it is forced upon others by the whim of elitists and not subject to the scrutiny of empirical evidence.

Bill Whittle likes to say (paraphrasing) that it is an undeniable axiom that if someone tells you they should run the economy because they have a degree from Harvard or Yale, when what they’re really saying is, “Shut up and let us take care of this, because we are smarter than you!” Bill also loves to say, “…if you’re talking to one of these people, then you’re talking to a museum-grade moron, and I can prove it!”. …and goes on in his talks to prove it.

Bill and many other clear-thinking individuals are leading me to synthesize an idea.  That idea is that advanced degrees may give you knowledge of a particular subject.  But, that degree work may not provide the critical thinking necessary to draw wisdom from that knowledge.  Wisdom is the action-part of knowledge.

So, here’s Brian’s non-advance-degree-driven, common sense guide to making changes that affect the lives of others beside yourself:

Change only makes sense if you ask:

  • What am I trying to accomplish?
  • Who will be affected by this?
  • What exactly am I changing?
  • How am I going to change it?
  • Has this been tried before? What were the [empirical] results?
  • How am I going to test the results after I make this change?
  • Will I be able to adjust things to improve the outcome? How will I do that?

Finally, if you’ve researched and analyzed the change and you can confidently move forward with your plan: STOP IN YOUR TRACKS!   …Have you asked yourself if the change was necessary in the first place?

Those on the left are constantly calling for us to move towards a society where the state controls our economy (been tried many times over: failed). In fact, in as much as our government steps in and interferes at every turn in our “free market” economy, the proof of the consequences of this interference will be found in our stagnant economy and overwhelming debt.

Liberals also want us in a world where the equality of outcomes is forced by the rule of law. The overwhelming evidence is that laws forcing equality of outcomes tend to hurt the people who were the subject of the help in the first place. Examples: Minimum wage laws, rent controls and protective tariffs.

The elitist left and their band of useful idiots also want us to stop thinking for ourselves and think as they believe we should think, as in political correctness, for an example.

John Lennon was a good thinker: not a great one, mind you…just a good one. He was, however, also one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century. In Revolution, he tells us something about the fundamentals of change in his profound lyrics:

Revolution

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
all right, all right

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re all doing what we can
But when you want money
for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
(Lennon/McCartney)

…brian

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