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  • Writer's pictureDakotah Lilly

1×10 System of Good Government

Years ago when I found myself becoming more and more involved with the politically, socially, and economically transformative processes found around the world but particularly in Latin America, I would hear a phrase that would confuse me. “The creative potential of the people” was talked about, but I had no artistic ability and always found art tedious and pretentious. It wasn’t until I spoke to people on the ground in Venezuela that I realized what exactly the creative potential of the people meant.

To be creative in this context is to be original and to create new systems of power, articulation, relations of production, and solutions to the problems faced by everyday working people. To be politically creative is to utilize the collective imagination of the people as a whole in pursuit of a new, better world with new and better tools. Continue reading at Orinoco Tribune!

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