Tuesday, April 5, 2016
It's time to shoot for the moon. I sincerely doubt Bernie's proposals will be ruinous. Frankly, we'd be lucky to get a couple through congress. Realistically, congress would never go for them all and as proposed. But to simply be content with incremental changes is the weakness of moderation -all the time. If we don't go for it then we will never get there. It's the Dichotomy Paradox. Hence the reference to the moonshot. We will never know what we are capable of unless we try. There is great value in trying. The lessons we can learn from trying. But to dismiss a thing as impossible is to discount its value and the value of trying. I find value in all Sanders' proposals. And if only meet half of them or only get halfway there then we are better off. I'm an optimist, but also a realist. Now is the time to try to be both. We are two countries and the poorest more disenfranchised will never be able to succeed if the richest most privileged tell us it's impossible... And we listen.