RedRafts / The Outerblue Projects

The Broken Seesaw

Who knows why, but I’ve always been a huge fan of the seesaw. Up and down, up and down, seriously wild swings in the action with a pause now and then for a try at balancing.

But, what do we do when the seesaw is broken? And just to state, the seesaw is broken.

It is not a decision between capitalism and socialism. They are both being shown today as faulty. It is not a decision between republican or democrat. They are both being shown today as faulty. It is not a decision between government or private. They are both being shown today as faulty. It is not a decision between marble and granite. It is not a decision between on the ground or in the cloud. It is not a decision between industrial or digital. It is not a decision between the west coast and the east coast. It is not a decision between west and east. They are all being shown today as faulty.

The seesaw is broken. The seesaw is broken.

And yet, every new proposition seemingly put forward calls for gluing the seesaw back together and let’s keep jumping up and down. Are we that stuck in our denial?

In case we’ve missed it, the seesaw is broken. No doubt these ideals worked for a while and made some limited sense of the transitions between the vikings to the explorers to the wild west to the agricultural age to the industrial age to the consumer age to the digital age. Thanks to the seesaw for its previous services to help carry us to this point. Seriously, thanks for the contributions. We couldn’t have made it here without you. But, now is the time to lay the seesaw to rest. The seesaw is broken.

Are we prepared to unlearn just a few of the faulty premises on which we have constructed? In case we’ve missed it, we’re not going much further at all unless we come to grips with the foundational seesaw is broken.

In the next installment of RedRafts, let’s look to dive into the fault lines of capitalism and socialism. We could dive into all of the other fault lines too, but let’s just go with granite and lay the others to the side for now. The seesaw is broken.

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