Archives for April 2016

On Cultural Change: Don’t Be a Conservative

Social change has been a topic of focus these past few months. The reasoning being, I’ve noticed how powerful social change is, and how difficult it is to stop. Society changes, our standards move, our ideas morph. This change is a tricky subject. Not because it’s complicated, but because it requires people to move past […]

Getting Started with Activism: Do It Like The Feminists Did It

If one things true about movements it’s this: “One movement crazy can do the work of ten paid agents provocateurs.” Formulated by feminist, Susan Brownmiller back in the 70s, it’s a reminder of what a passionate movement can accomplish. Brownmiller framed this phrase in her book, “In Our Time: A Memoir of a Revolution.” After […]

Pace Layers: Why Fashion Changes Quickly & Governments Don’t

“Countries are not like financial markets. Social change cannot be executed as swiftly as credit-default swaps. You cannot sell short on social commitments and practical responsibilities.” – George Papandreou Social change is a complicated subject. Governments, filled with bureaucracies and politicians stuck in “the way things are always done” have a hard time changing even […]

Today’s Radicals are Tomorrow’s Moderates: Effects of the Overton Window

How did gay marriage advocates gain social acceptance? How did they go from radical, to acceptable, to popular, all in the span of a few decades? 20 years ago, Democrats and Republicans were in agreement on the sanctity of marriage. Now, the left is pushing the gay marriage cause with the right looking like grandparents […]

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