Songs I may listen to a lot in the coming months #001

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  1. Sam Gunsch says:

    Maybe it’s ego… but I find it difficult to abide the reactive mode implied.

    Love the tune of course. Inside, in my gut, I push back on the message re posture to adopt.

    We can make of time what we will.

    Waiting for your turn in the flow of modern corporatist societies is, I think, a strategy akin to a wait and watch for our chance… somewhat like: it’s currently the best of possible worlds, so be watch and be patient.

    Thanks but no thanks. I’m hungry.
    It’s time for: Citizen practice of democracy to serve the common good.

    It’s time for this purpose to assert itself.

    For me, John Ralston Saul sets out the necessary attitude, i.e. take matters into our own hands mode (which I interpret as guidance on how to be a citizen: current expressions: e.g. occupy something, e.g. grab-the-bull-by-the-horns (metaphor common in my meat-centric polity:)

    Saul’s take implies for this for me:

    Citizen practice: Help our fellow citizens see the B.S. for what it is, e.g. the necessity! to cut taxes for the richer classes, deregulate/privatize, go slow on renewable energy, etc., etc. : http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+the+bull+by+the+horns

    A selection of relevant JRS quotes:

    “If citizens do not exercise the powers conferred by their legitimacy, others will do so. ”
    http://www.dhushara.com/book/multinet/saul.htm
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    Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
    John Ralston Saul
    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_ralston_saul.html#kY6c8LGRM8zewAcr.99
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    The point is that there will be a government as there has always been. People ask: What kind of government? How much government? I think the primary question is: Whose government? If individuals do not occupy their legitimate position, then it will be occupied by a god or a king or a coalition of interest groups. If citizens do not exercise the powers conferred by their legitimacy, others will do so. Many of those who see individualism as an altemative also believe that government should be formally excluded from certain areas.
    http://www.dhushara.com/book/multinet/saul.htm
    =========================

    The citizen’s job is to be rude – to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
    John Ralston Saul
    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_ralston_saul.html#kY6c8LGRM8zewAcr.99

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    Easy to see there is great opportunity for much active citizen doubting re quite a lot of professional discourse that claims(!) to serve the common good:
    e.g., around topics such as economic growth, markets/invisible hand, tax policy.

    Sam Gunsch

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