Thursday, June 21, 2007

There is no box

This is a book that I'm in the process of reading that is a real eye opener for the paradigm that we are working within. It's specifically talking about the "Non Profit Industrial Complex", but many of the same co-opting of change movements by structured and limited thinking can be applied to political organizing as well. It's confirming what I've discovered over the last few years, that we are living and working within boxes that are nearly invisible until we try to move beyond them. From Campaign Finance laws to the very construct of bylaws, endorsement rules, etc., the political parties have created tiny little wheels and then spend all their time running as fast as they can while the world collapses around them. It's time for a major change. As I am fond of saying, it's not enough to "think outside of the box". There is no damn box.

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