Walked: 19.2 Km
People with the slightest bit of experience have learned to be skeptical of all things anti. What images do anti-communist, anti-fascist, anti-chauvinist, anti-feminist elicit? It basically means: I fight people who believe something I don’t agree with. Even if it were something we could all sympathize with, say anti-slaverist, it rings of something flawed.
Yet, most of our stances on controversial issues take place in this flawed conception of reality. We know all too well what we want to destroy, but everything that is destroyed needs to be replaced with a better alternative. People want the nuclear plant to shut down, the fetus saved from abortion, the bull to be saved from the matador, the kid to be spared from vaccine. But all these cause chain reactions which the oppressor doesn’t want to deal with.
Buckminster Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete”. The universe favors those who support rather than fight, those who cheer rather than disparage, those who create rather than destroy.