Top-down control does not work even in the army, let alone in public health. The best armies are led from the bottom, not from the top. The same goes for resistance to a deadly pathogen. Leadership – and followership – has to develop locally.
Boston residents thanked law enforcement officers at the end of the day. They were happy that thousands of officers had protected the city and its residents from the unarmed Tsarnaev.
The top-down arrangement of regulations, permissions, and enforcement has actual consequences for a lot of people. We can change this regime incrementally, just as it developed incrementally.
These tools of social pressure are the opposite of leadership. Leaders do not pressure, denounce, and coerce. Leaders open the way.
We ran out of money after the bailouts. Too bad this mandatory shutdown didn’t work for you.
If we stopped being so afraid, we would not need to turn to authorities who want to manage, administer, and control us.
Plainly they do not want to protect society, or enforce laws for society’s benefit. They want to dominate society and intimidate citizens. Access to private information helps them do that.
Why do these standards of judgment not apply to groups who level accusations against other adults online?
More insidiously, since you live among particular cultures during your lifetime, you do not choose who influences you. They choose you.
Observers say O’Rourke could not be more clear.
If the country wants to rid itself of this man, voters must find a candidate for office who can prevail in this contest.
Even if you do not own a gun, or do not want to acquire one, applaud Cody Wilson’s resolve and vision. He needs backing from every one of us.