What Causes a Renaissance?

An awakening begins when 1 – 3% of the population wakes up. This is when a small percentage begins to realize the generations of darkness that have been maintained by heavy-handed control. Typically, this darkness has no limits to its deception and corruption.

As the people begin to awaken, the outward repression of ideas by the power controllers is made public at the same time, obviously as an attempt to shut down this awakening. In other words, the cockroaches are revealed as an overwhelming scourge with just a flicker of a match.

As with all serious problems, once they are realized, even with the smallest of light, new ideas find a way out of the darkness, specifically new ideas across the board in health, education, science, technology and more. Ideas should surface naturally, with no power struggle.

For too long we have focused on technology as the vehicle for advancing humanity. The idea suppressed the most is associated with better ways of human organization. In other words, how we come together, reach agreement, and move forward is going to be the source of our renaissance.

GMOs and Growth hormone in milk are a good example of a small enough percent waking up to bad ideas.

As we move from 1.5% to 3% and beyond, this small group begins to fight the establishment by revealing their corruption.

3% spreads the word of liberty against the backdrop of massive corruption. A populous movement begins to surface. A populous movement happens when close to 13% of the population is fully awoken and speaking up.

We then reach a fork in the road. This is where we are now.

We either take over the power structure with a new populist movement, which often has a new technology that decentralizes communication. Today we are lacking a technology that decentralizes communication; consequently a massive censorship campaign is tacking place against all voices trying to move the cause of liberty.

Or, the second fork is taken. Here we find a new way to organize under the power of free association, essentially a new founding of liberty is launched. This second fork is the preferred option for several reasons.

As I discussed in a previous post about the power of free association, when we organize ourselves in a decentralized manner, this is what we call moving the cause of liberty. Every renaissance or awakening happens in this way. We find a way to come together with less centralized control.

Let’s say enough people go in both directions, meaning both forks are taken. All we would need is at least 3% of the population to take one fork and another 3% to take the other fork. This is a true a renaissance. It is not a full renaissance until you reach at least 13% of the population. A renaissance is considered mainstream at this point.

I want to talk about this second force, the new founding.

If you are awake and if you have taken the red pill, you probably see what many have started to see, namely that the world is filled with political power struggles just about everywhere. From local governments, state offices to federal bureaucracies, the centralization of power has been an ongoing problem for the past one-hundred years.

Optimism is all about seeing a better world to come, and if a good idea needs your help to advance it, then be an evangelist for that idea.

About the Author
Keith is the Author of The Political Optimist and you can follow him at genuineoptimist.com. He is a visionary founder of Local Common Wealth (see localcommonwealth.org) and co-founder of Vision Impact Leadership. He is a licensed general contractor at kelschconstruction.com and part time faculty member at Dixie State University.