When Michelangelo was asked to explain the process by which he
sculpted David from the marble slab, he said he didn't sculpt David
from the marble slab. He said David was already whole and complete
inside the marble slab. His job was simply to remove the excess
I love Michelangelo's way of seeing things ...
So it is with independence and inventing the possibility of
independence. We're already independent. Our only work is to
process out the extraneous material.
Given the direction of the world today and our probable almost
certain future in the direction we're headed, it behooves us to
consider what the future could be if we, the United States of
America, took responsibility for creating independence not like the
win side of a win / lose
but rather like a possibility of being for human beings.