the race to evolve
"we either master cooperation or we self-terminate" —Daniel Schmachtenberger
Einstein famously stated that you can’t solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it. Our technological, political, economic, and educational structures have provided us many benefits, but they have limitations that have become increasingly problematic. They can’t fix themselves. More institutional spokespersons debating, using the approved talking points, won’t bring us past the gridlock. Certainly there have been counter-culture and anti-establishment forces pushing for change, and we need them for the attention they bring to important issues, but these efforts can also become part of the institutional money game. On the one side, make enuf money to buy the politicians. On the other side, activism can become "protest, blame, then put the money here."
This website is dedicated to promoting the thinkers who are willing to break ranks, reach across the aisles—a vulnerable and daring position—and discuss how to increasingly shift toward sustainable solutions. They aren’t idealizing the situation, oversimplifying, or taking an easy path of kicking the can down the road. Our win-lose culture has become unworkable. It’s time to create systems that can work for everyone. The intellectual dark web knows we need clear communication and negotiated boundaries. Evolution of our culture, not revolution.
The content is also about the audience of the IDW: the anti-establishment. We care about economic sustainability, and we see the fragility and unfairness of our current global economy. The IDW thinkers provide a common ground for the populist right and left, which may enable us to find ways to advocate for policies (or find work-arounds) to help us get thru an apparently looming economic collapse.