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    supported by dis-reality that had dominated their land of fail for generations.

    You can't imagine how hard it can be, even if you have something physical like a better mousetrap you can put into their hands, that works better for them when they use it in their own lives, than what they were accustomed to. Like Stockholm Syndrome, I actually had people admit that my way was easier but they were too habituated to their epicycle history to give it up.

    A lot of great products, services and ideas have crashed and burned in history because people could not wrap their minds around an advance, and the advancer didn't figure out a successful strategy for jumping the cultural inertia hurdle.

    Natives in the Pac North Wet and Polynesia were building their sailing vessels frontwards centuries before we of the Anglo world stopped building ours backward. I've commented elsewhere that we might still be British if we & England had used the available technology to discover our shipbuilding error, leading to faster trade and communication.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:30:59 PM PST

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