The Myth of the Limited Solution

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From a certain angle, history could be called the sum of succeeding limited solutions to basic problems. The result is a pile and a mess, which appears to have no exit, except more limited solutions.

On and on it goes.

You hear people say, “WELL, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, the only thing we can do now is X.”

In other words, things are so far gone, so muddled, there can be no going back to the original basic problem. There can be no working on the basic problem. The basic problem is buried so deep, it can’t be retrieved and resolved.

Imagine a nation whose people, over the course of a few hundred years, have undergone a vast reduction in intelligence. At this point, a small group asserts, “If we few, who have somehow retained our IQ, want to communicate with these morons, we’ll have to deploy horrifically simplified language and ideas. We’ll have to bring them, one tiny step at a time, toward an even rudimentary consciousness about life, current affairs, and situations that need repair.”

“Only limited solutions will work.”

But this doesn’t pan out. It only serves to make things worse. The morons inevitably pervert these limited solutions and parlay them into more problems. Each glint of light turns into a cloud of darkness.

The history of public relations reveals these developments. Finding simpler and simpler ways to reach audiences, PR people discover they have to resort to more infantile strategies, because the audience is becoming more brain-addled.

No, it turns out that the way to resolve all this is to return to the beginning, where the corruption first took place.

That’s the place where individual freedom, power, imagination, and the desire for uncompromising justice were bent and twisted.

Returning to the beginning works because people never really forget. They try to, they pretend to, but they don’t.

Somewhere down deep, they recall freedom and power and they want it again. Somewhere down deep, they aren’t morons at all.

If you can strike THERE, astonishing things can happen. A tremendous amount of spoilage and degradation and passivity can ignite and burn off.

But this requires faith, and it requires the knowledge that time (opportunity) is endless. There is no deadline, despite all appearances.

This also requires realizing that offering limited solutions geared to severely limited minds accomplishes exactly the opposite of what you want.

There is a further temptation. Often it is the limited solution that has backing, money, significant support, whereas striking at the heart of the problem and addressing it begins to pay dividends with only a whisper of a few people.

Imagine this: In the year 2982, all 600 million Americans are getting their food from Government Central bins. Instead of taking five of these people out to a farm in the wild and showing them food at its source, in nature, emerging from the earth in the rain and sun, you decide the way to go is:

“Let’s try to wean 500 million people away from the packets of ketchup at Central. It’s a start. If we can do that, then we might be able to show them the mayo is a bad idea. And then we can work on revelations about the fries…”

But lo and behold, this doesn’t yield positive results. People don’t seem to care about attacks on ketchup. They yawn and tear open the packets and squeeze the red stuff on their fedburgers.

“Well,” you say, “maybe we aimed too high. Let’s go slower. Let’s reboot and attack aspartame packets for the coffee. You see, people can always resort to sugar. They have an option. Let’s promote sugar, not aspartame…”

But again, nothing. No results.

Whereas, if you said, GOVERNMENT CENTRAL FOOD IS EVIL AND AN ASSAULT ON YOUR FREEDOM, a few people, at first, would wake up to the basic problem. A small spark, but one that travels deep.

Now you’re dealing with the subconscious memory of all 500 million people, where the desire for freedom still lives, where instinctive knowledge of what’s evil still resides.

Despite media attacks on Ron Paul, despite arguments about his credentials, his past record, his “horrendous” potential to steal votes from Republican candidates, when he said LET’S BRING ALL OUR TROOPS HOME FROM AROUND THE WORLD NOW, a hundred thousand people started to wake up that day.

“What are we doing with all those soldiers of ours? Why are they overseas in hundreds of places? What the hell is this? What’s our agenda? BRING THEM HOME. The Constitution specifies military force for direct defense of the United States, that’s all. BRING THEM ALL HOME.”

Paul didn’t say, “I believe we can soon initiate a partial draw down of troops in the area surrounding Kabul, given that our effort to build A-frames and swimming pools in Afghan villages are bearing fruit…

The method of limited solution is a mirror of what the individual tends to do with his own mind. He looks for potential answers that swim across the surface, answers that appear clever, “in light of what he’s dealing with.”

As opposed to going to the place where his freedom and power live.

Reprinted with permission from Jon Rappoport’s blog.

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