Book: REALITY CHECK (the first half) - A Catalyst to Reverse Humanity's Downward Spiral by Pivot
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Pivot about this book: The works of two critical thinkers were the impetus that inspired me to write this: Noam Chomsky's THE PROSPEROUS FEW AND THE RESTLESS MANY; and Billy Bragg's "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward." It dawned on me that everyone was waiting for someone else to step up to the plate up to the plate and initiate a "profound democratization of the society and economic system," as Chomsky put it. Which is why I came up with the ten guidelines to THE INITIATIVE MOVEMENT. Other books talk about the urgent need to undo the status quo, but this one aims to make it happen now. One member of the International Socialists Organization whom I informed of this movement of mine was taken aback by the implications such grandiosity, and he goes, "you're like the crazy guy who stands next to the subway car and shouts 'GO!' when it starts and you think that you made it go." So I said, "except I'm not saying 'GO!', I'm saying, "You're going the wrong way!"
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