To Change or Not to Change

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.”

I don’t know who first said that, but it seems to be true in its essence. If we do not want always  the same old problems wrapped in a bright new package, I suggest we should examine very carefully what we have always done. If some of those practices caused or contributed to our present problems, maybe we should consider changing them.

The policy of forever growth in a world that cannot grow forever.

The belief that winning is always best, even when the losers suffer.

The belief that debate is better than discussion.

I suppose debating is part of our win/lose game. But really, does anyone ever win a debate?   The “winner” goes on to greater triumphs.   The loser leaves, plots for 20 years against the winner and eventually then he wins.  Meanwhile,  nobody sets about the work of fixing whatever was the problem they were debating about.

Does that sound like the way congress is addressing the stimulus package?  Just another way to show who has the most power.

Power to do what?  Power to win or power to solve problems?