Weekend Ponderings: Spontaneous OrderSubmitted by poq on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 23:13
So I've been thinking a lot about the movement lately. Where do we go from here? Where do I go from here? Who do I follow? Who's the next leader? What is the best course of action? Does Ron Paul or someone else need to lead and direct us for us to keep up our momentum?
As I was pondering I came across a subject that really resonated with me. I posted this in Michael's Faction Analysis thread but thought perhaps it should be it's own thread because I'd love to hear what other people think and feel about this. Please watch this video first and the others if you have time, they're quite fascinating. Then share your thoughts. I find that it describes us, the DP, and the greater movement to a T. What do you think?
"Spontaneous Order" (4:38)
supplemental videos and thoughts:
Starlings: leadership but no leaders(3:55)
Amazing decentralized school of fish working together to overcome and escape the predators circling about (7:02)
Many people believe that without someone to plan and dictate human behavior, society would fall apart. For those who believe that watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRzwJzOnDwM (1:41)
No traffic lights: Spontaneous Order in Action. Instead of crashing into each other and running over pedestrians everyone just... paid attention. People adjusting to having no directions after having them for so long, may find it slow and difficult at first, but after time:
Spontaneous order is a very beautiful thing to see in motion. It is also a very formidable thing to stop or intimidate. It is decentralized and can adjust to emerging situations on a dime in order to compensate for, evade or defeat its foes or circumstances.
The main exhibit, the Ron Paul grassroots. Who told these people to do what they did? Spontaneous order.
Ron Paul is not our leader, he just taught us, awakened us and demonstrated how to live correct principles and then left us to our own to govern ourselves. He always said he doesn't want to run our lives. But here's what he did do, once again referring back to the starlings: Teaching starlings how to flock: http://i.imgur.com/JDe0z.jpg
Wherever right causes are being fought for I believe we will find each other there, spontaneously, with or without pre arrangements. We have been taught and have learned well and we act on it. It seems there are a lot of different thoughts on where we should go next. I say
keep on fighting for what's right, however you see fit. I believe our causes will flow together like water.
What do you think? Is decentralized the way to go, a multi pronged attack, or should we try to keep together under one head, one cause, one course of action? Some other way?