30 January 2011

The autonomy of a people

Societies, like land, must be plowed up so that they can receive seeds and rain and sun to grow. Seeds and rain scattered onto unplowed earth will mostly sit on top of the hard crust and germinate only haphazard fruit.   
The building of a society's institutional infra-structure is comparable to the plowing up of the land. Absent that institutional infra-structure the people’s bestowing of gifts of grace one to the other will not bear seed. The plenty that can come from the silver and gold or oil will flow in and then slough right out of the country.
The autonomy of a people is its greatest catchbasin and storehouse of value. 

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