The 4 C's
At this pivotal point in history, the 4 C's allow us to forsee a brighter future:
Change. George Lakoff wrote that people who want change need to develop a strategy that includes six criteria. More
Common Issue. With a common language and common issue, we will make quick and permanent change. More
Clueless Top. We have been trained since birth to look to the people at the top for decisions, direction, and approval. More
Critical Mass. Each of us can easily and conveniently contribute to this monumental shift and improve our daily lives. More
Poof! And the Answer is...
We see through the smoke screens, puffery, doublespeak, and rhetoric coming from the top.
Like Dorothy and her friends facing the Wizard of Oz, when we see huge smoke and flames and hear a loud, authoritarian, all-knowing, demanding voice of power and authority, we'll know what to do. Just like Toto, we'll pull back the curtain, and — poof!— reveal the simple truth behind the spectacles and shenanigans.
The dream that we dare to dream really can come true. When we release our hierarchical puppet strings, we can turn elsewhere and "fly over the rainbow" to the land that we heard of once in a promise and hope from the founders of the United States.