Put in the simplest possible way a paradigm shift can be described as a step away from some collective folly, or a removal of a common misconception…
One major ‘collective folly’ that most Americans are stepping away from is the left-right paradigm, or the mirage that republicans and democrats are somehow fundamentally different. The left-right viewpoint has diverted our attention away from more important things like constitutional governance.
Although the concept of ‘paradigm shift’ has been most commonly applied to the sciences, there are ample applications of paradigm shifts in the arts, society, the view that produced the Constitution, and the current American viewpoint emerging about government. The step away from the paradigm can only happen when three things are in place:
- there is a lack of direct knowledge about a particular thing X,
- everybody thinks X is Y, and
- there are irrefutable but ignored indications that X cannot be Y.
Apply this to Obama; the democrats; the republicans; your senators and representatives; agency heads, advocacy organizations, ACORN….
The step, the paradigm shift, comes when someone takes the ignored indications at face value, refuses to accept the misconception, and gives a proper explanation of what X must be in face of the already present indirect knowledge of X.
The result of a paradigm shift is revolution–of ideas, understanding, knowledge, and yes, governments. Here’s an interesting paradigm shift:
consider that the government is in open rebellion of the Constitution and the people, rather than the people being in open rebellion to the government. In this shift of thinking, Janet “Naps” Napolitano should put herself, the entire Congress, Obama and the Cabinet, and most of the judges in the United States on the ‘domestic terrorist’ watch list.
Speaking of paradigm shifts, Revolution Radio is pleased to debut tonight Washington CC2009 Delegate Jeff Williams’ podcast “Paradigm Shift”. Jeff interviews Michael Badnarik, CC2009 President and the President of the Gun Owners of America. The show airs at 7:30 pm MST and I hope to see you there!