posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:35 AM
This is what the world needs.
We need to embrace creative chaos. We are so fearfully certain that disorder, or change, equals destruction. In truth, advancement is impossible
without periodically shaking out the proverbial rugs and discarding old, outmoded laws and traditions.
Otherwise, year after year and century after century of regulation, precedent, and tradition will build up until the rule of law begins to buckle
under its own hoary bulk. In a certain broad stratum of humanity (far larger than many like to think), reverence for meaningful, relevant law is lost
where society is dominated by unnecessarily restrictive, dogmatic legislation for which no genuine social impetus or demand exists.
In other words, where the need for a law (or many laws) is not clear, people will be less likely to respect any law.
Without a steady, consistent current of anarcho-surrealism to expunge the old and the irrelevant from our body of tradition, society will become too
rigid and heavy for a larger and larger segment of the population--those who live in America not simply by chance but because of an ardent love of and
desire for freedom-- to live peacefully in obeisance to the government. Unless peaceful, creative disorder is accepted and even encouraged, and the
process of social change allowed to proceed unimpeded as the need for it arises, chaos of a more destructive kind will arise in its place. Disorder is
inevitable, and it can be a highly beneficial (even necessary) vehicle for advancement and improvement-- but in any attempt to slow or stem the
ceaseless tide of change, the waters can be dammed for only so long before they burst their bounds with startling force.
Iceland has the right idea. However, I fear that, if America is ever ready for a process like this one, it will not be for decades.
[edit on 2-6-2010 by The Parallelogram]