Friday, 10 May 2013

A three point plan to solve everything

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It may seem a hopeless situation - but that is despair talking. In fact everything can be sorted out, if only we are sensible about things. 

I offer you a three point plan of action.

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1. If we simply start-out from a different place - not this place - then things become straightforward.

2. If the people who start-out are different people - and not these people we see around us, certainly not them! - then we ought to be able to deal with these matters.

3. Different people, starting from a different place would certainly be useful - but even without these, victory could so easily be ours if only people wanted different things than people want

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Really, everything falls into place with simply this: the world's problems are formidable, but soluble, if only things were not as they are but as we would prefer them to be

I would like you to remember that - and work towards it by every means possible.

Starting from the wrong place and with all the wrong kind of people; that is, people who don't actually want what you want them to want - organize the situation to get someplace much better.

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The cunning trick is to use those people who don't want something to persuade - or coerce if necessary - all the other people who don't want it either to do it anyway

It is all a matter of subtle analysis and the precise application of leverage, and it all comes tumbling down - or rather builds itself into something wonderful...

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It is perfectly simple, we simply need to change people's fundamental motivations

That is all!

That would work! 

And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

 
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Ladies and gentleman - I thank you.

(Bows three times, and takes a seat.)

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(Beep Beep Beep - Irony alert!)

3 comments:

  1. Maybe the left are simply being ironic. That's something that never even occurred to me.
    It only goes to show: you have to be careful with irony. So many people just don't get it.

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  2. Actually the secular Right are probably the worst offenders for constructing elaborate social blueprints - but then I do always say that the secular 'Right' are actually on the Left, so your point stands!

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  3. Are you ready to take my order?
    I'd like a piece about the differences between, and the dangers of, irony and sarcasm. With a side of fries, to go.

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