Carl Sagan hit the nail on the head with this quote:
Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires vigilance, dedication, and courage.
But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, a world of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who saunters along.–– Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
I recognize the depth of Carl’s quote when I debate with people about how to change the operating systems of humanity, and they do not even realize how flawed our current constructs are. In the words of Noam Chomsky:
The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.–– Noam Chomsky
Most people are so enslaved to the existing constructs of humanity that they forget the constructs we sell to the world as human excellence own the burden of proof of their merit. And they have none. Why are we promoting the value of human wants, called a democracy, not living up to the value of human needs defined by nature? Why do we assume and sell this foregone conclusion is the best we have on offer for the world?
It is difficult to persuade our population of the need for change when 30% of Americans are functionally illiterate, 63% do not believe in evolution, and according to Carl Sagan’s baloney kit, President Dwight Eisenhower expressed astonishment and alarm upon discovering that fully half of all Americans have below-average intelligence, producing a lack of social mobility that has not improved much since 66% of Americans still live paycheck to paycheck.
Change, derived from a new and higher normalization of truth, has no precedent and is unlikely to yield the initial consent from the masses. Nor does my approach and proposition of method EVA count on it. I just tell the best version of our current truths. A truth that requires your proximal development, not mine. I have developed mine to discover it. Now it is your turn to adopt it. Or not, and the solutions to yesterday’s problems will compound into an anthropogenic cascade.
Leadership to –for the first time– adopt a natural theory for humanity requires proximal development not vying for the populism of suckers. Only then can we expand the merit of humankind to improve human adaptability to nature’s entropy and build a renewable society in which everyone can flourish.
We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice.–– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.