As he (Bob Fuller) sees it, we’re closing in on a time when we will view rankism “in the same way that most of us have now come to view racism and sexism — as behaviors no longer to be sanctioned. It is not hard to imagine a day when everyone’s equal dignity will be as self-evident as everyone’s equal right to own property or to free speech.”
A respect for authority is disappearing. There is opposition that is simmering beneath the surface of every organizational infrastructure that borders on indignation. The “civilized” aversion to confrontation that has kept voices complaint and in-line- are growing tired of having to contain their instrinsic truth to appease those in authority.
How do you change the world? How do you release an idea into the air, an idea so potent that it alters the way we all behave, rewrites laws, makes us see that imbalance, whether personal or geopolitical, stems from one fundamental cause?
When it comes to social revolutions, there doesn’t seem to be a eureka moment, except maybe in our own personal narratives.
Think of racism, and Rosa Parks saying no in a moment of monumental bravery that echoed through the entire nation. And once our conscience is awakened, there’s no going back.