If You Are Not Part of the Future, Get Out of the Way

This line from John Mellencamp’s song, Peaceful World, crystalizes the problem with our current administation. One cannot change the world by going backward. Leadership means going forward into uncharted territory with integrity. It also means leading by example as if, as Kant might say, your vision would become the beacon for humankind.

The future must drive toward clean energy, social causes, personal responsibility, hard, productive work, and finally peace. If a leader does not point us in this direction, then it’s best to get out of the way.  This is not wishful thinking it is the unlimited, free future pulling us inevitably forward.

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