Tim Condon writes on 2/1/2005 7:15 AM:
> One other point, in defense of Karl; he's a heroic NH freedom
> activist, and agrees with what we're saying. He was just dealing with "what
> exists" in responding to a previous post. ---Tim Condon
It is not my intention to cast aspersions on the dedication of Tim or
anyone else, nor to deny anyone the right to earn a decent livelihood.
My sincere apologies if that is what the email sounds like.
As I state in the prior email:
>>Far from being an individual tendency, this
>>[manner of thinking "Of course, government can do X, but ..."]
>>is a very
>>collective trait that we all have cultivated to varying degrees.
>>Perhaps due to our education or owing to societal pressure.
I am commenting on our "natural" tendency to think in an
We all like to think of ourselves as pragmatic realists, willing to
compromise on some of our ideals. However, our thoughts and ideals
shape our intentions, which finally determine results. As such,
dramatic change in the political fabric of society must start with
freeing individual minds.
Again, it is far from my intent to throw stones -- many of you are doing
a great job on the ground, while I am a mere lurker on this list. But I
could not help pointing out that changing the world must begin with
changing our worldview first. Tiny and subtle thoughts may seem
insignificant but can snowball into a much larger effect.