Conservative Revolutionary

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Walking by a particularly thin telephone pole a few days ago, I had profound thoughts on profound thoughts that were going to be entitled "A Radical Analysis of a Telephone Pole" but I wasn't up to it either humorously or seriously, let alone the ever-necessary combination.

But the gist of it is that there's no essential dissonance in being a conservative radical or a conservative revolutionary.

There are huge things that need to change. Poverty, oppression, unfairness that is simply unacceptable; vastly more that needs to come into existence for us to have the best opportunity and potential for the planet and the human species on it.

It's precisely because so much has to be changed that it is so important to conserve what is good, or at least serviceable, as we build what's needed.

Being against the hierarchical structure of society doesn't mean being against telephone poles.