Revolution 2.0™ “A Booster Shot” Is Here (EP.88)

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Summary

Finally.

Results With Reason is now Revolution 2.0™, “A Booster Shot.” I am excited to share this long-planned move with you. Results With Reason laid out key thoughts and convictions; Revolution 2.0 will put them into practice.

For the next 10 minutes, we will unpack this this transition–this rebranding–and go over what it means to all of us.

Transcript

Finally.

Results With Reason is now Revolution 2.0™, “A Booster Shot.” I am excited to share this long-planned move with you. Results With Reason laid out key thoughts and convictions; Revolution 2.0 will put them into practice.

For the next 10 minutes, we will unpack this this transition–this rebranding–and go over what it means to all of us.

The Revolution of 1776, Revolution 1.0, was based on the Declaration of Independence, specifically the “self-evident” truths “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” We have forgotten how utterly revolutionary these principles were in 1776. Until the late 20th century, democracy alone was rare and generally short-lived.

These radical principles were clearly a statement of direction; there would never have been an America in the first if the Founders had insisted on full acceptance of these principles from the beginning. With numerous ups and downs, deep embarrassments and moments of intense pride, and at great cost to our country in terms of time, treasure and blood, we have steadily advanced that fantastic, breakthrough vision for ourselves and much of the world. Along the way, and by no coincidence, these principles created what is today the world’s most diverse nation, and the strongest and most financially successful one the world has ever seen.

As the inheritors, the beneficiaries, of that legacy of initially dangerously radical principles, benefitting from the ongoing supremely hard work of fulfilling the promise of those quantum leap principles, we have the happy responsibility of standing up for those principles. We have the happy task of continuing to build on that unique and powerful legacy. Revolution 1.0 needs a booster shot of renewed belief in the founding principles, and a clear-eyed recognition of how far we have come. And a plan for continuing to forge ahead. That’s the mission of Revolution 2.0™, “A Booster Shot.”

Here are some of the principles that we believe in at Revolution 2.0™:

  • Common Goals. No matter how controversial the topic, among clear thinking men and women of good will, key, underlying common goals can be found. I still have a $100 bill to be given to anyone who can successfully challenge that principle.
  • Results, i.e., achieving one or more of the common goals, are dramatically more important than making your side right, and the other side wrong.
  • Issues not labels. Declaring yourself to be this label and declaring (accusing) the other person or group to be another label, is a recipe for failure. Unless endless shouting and typing matches are considered a positive result.
  • Doing right not being right. This is a stark choice. We, you and I, cannot ever do the right thing if we are focused on being right. Being right means making the other person wrong; the results are always negative.
  • Personal Responsibility, not government responsibility. It always comes down to us, you and me. It is never “them.” It is our responsibility, not “theirs” or “them”. And pointing to government to be responsible is just another way of saying that “they” are responsible.

The core, driving principles at Revolution 2.0 are:

  1. Personal Responsibility; take it, teach it and,
  2. Be Your Brother’s Keeper. The answer to the biblical question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” is a ringing, unequivocal “Yes.” There is no other answer.

If we apply those two core principles simultaneously, never only one or the other, we will always be on the right path. Depending upon what we face, one principle or the other may appropriately be given more emphasis, but they are always acted upon together.

The Founders were declared traitors by the British Crown, and their lives were forfeit if caught. We risk very little by stepping up and participating. In fact, we risk our futures if we don’t. I am inviting you, recruiting you, to join Revolution 2.0™ today. Join with me in using what we know how to do–what we know we must do–to everyone’s advantage. Let’s practice thinking well of others as we seek common goals, research the facts that apply to those goals, and use non agenda-based reasoning to achieve those goals together. Practice personal responsibility and be your brother’s keeper.

Let’s continue to build on the revolutionary vision that we inherited. Read the blog, listen to the podcast, subscribe, act. Here’s what I mean my “acting.”

  • Read the blogs and/or listen to the podcasts.
  • Comment in the blogs. Let others know that you are thinking.
  • Subscribe and recommend that others subscribe as well.
  • Attach links from blogs into your social media feeds. Share your thoughts about the link.
  • From time-to-time, attach links to blogs in emails that mention related subjects. Or just send the links to family and friends.

Revolution 1.0 was built by people talking to other people, agreeing and disagreeing, but always finding ways to stay united and going forward. Revolution 2.0 will be built the same way.

And visit the store. Fun stuff, including hats, mugs and t-shirts. Recommend other items that you’d like to see.

Join me. Let’s grow this together.

Links and References

Am I my brother’s keeper?
Declaration of Independence
Personal Responsibility

Contact

As we get ready to wrap up, please do reach out with comments or questions about this podcast or anything that comes to mind.  You can email me at will@revolution2-0.org, or connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. And you can subscribe to the podcast on your favorite device through Apple Podcasts, Google, or Stitcher.

Now it is time for our usual parting thought. It is not enough to be informed. It is not enough to be a well informed voter. We need to act.  And if we, you and I, don’t do something, then the others who are doing something, will continue to run the show.

Remember: Knowledge by itself is like running a winning race, then stopping voluntarily before the finish line.

Will Luden, writing to you from my home office at 7,200’ in Colorado Springs.

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I am your host, Will Luden, former long-time high-tech CEO and Board Chair. I had no idea when I started this podcast that it would become the highest calling of my professional career. Lincoln famously hoped that a government, “…of the people, by the people and for the people…”, would not perish from this earth. My hope, the reason for Revolution 2.0 ”A Booster Shot”, is that a government based on common goals, achieved by applying non agenda-based reasoning to core facts, will allow us to continue to build on our mutual inheritance of a legacy of dedication to seemingly impossible ideals, a legacy that also includes a history of achieving them.
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2 Responses

  1. Brenda Reply

    By Will Luden, thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

    • Will Luden Reply

      Brenda, thanks for your comment, and welcome to Revolution 2.0.™ Please do consider subscribing. BTW, I am not your target market, but I liked your site. Cheers, will

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