12A Little Rebellion

THE PRINCIPLE OF (R)EVOLUTION

As it is the right of the people to alter or abolish government,it is the right of the people to alter or abolish thecorporations that now govern the world.

What remains is the task of marshaling public resolve for change by stirring up a little rebellion. As Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing, & as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”1

We need rebellious steps that move us toward revolutionary change—not a French Revolution, but something more akin to the British Glorious Revolution. That is to say, we should aim not for an overthrow of the whole edifice, but for change within an established framework; not for an abolition of ...

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