17 Mar 2011

How is solving the world's problems like dentistry?

Well, when nothing else seems to work, take the root out. And the pain will go away.

Even Albert Einstein once said, “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

The following video is how Dennis Kucinich, a US Congressman from Ohio State puts it.

Ok, this man's got a pair... In the late 70s, at age 31, Dennis - the youngest mayor of a major US city, Cleveland - refused to privatise the city's electric utility company, and the local mafia put out a 'hit' on him! He refused even when a bank forced the city to go broke!

(Later, actually twenty years later, the city council honoured him for his courage in standing up to the financiers - and having saved the city close to $200 million between 1985 and 1995!)

In 2007 and 2008, he tried to impeach Cheney and Dubya, respectively.

Dennis Kucinich was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 elections. Imagine that.

Here, he is speaking to a crowd in Tahrir- sorry, Wisconsin...

In the beginning he might sound like any politician leading a crowd on with an utopian welfare-state faiytale. And you'll be thinking just how is he planning to get any of it done? He tells you... but you got to wait till the 14th minute. Can you?

(And by the way, you can substitute the name of the nation and the city with any in the world. His idea still holds.)

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