Forging Change – By Building Momentum

Go Lean Commentary

There are two kinds of changes:

  • Revolutionary
  • Evolutionary

If the goal is to change society – to reform and transform the societal engines – which approach is better?

American Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King (MLK) asserted that the best time to correct an injustice is always NOW, thereby alluding to revolutionary change. In fact, when innocent people are oppressed, repressed or suppressed, there should be no gradual migration from “there to here”. The MLK quote is actually:

“I Have A Dream” speech, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

If only we can Forge Change immediately here in our Caribbean homeland, but our reality is different, where change is gradual, it builds to a momentum – some people here and some people there – until finally … boom! The change becomes legally manifested … and codified in law. So both evolutionary and revolutionary change is the reality.

This is the subject of this commentary by the movement behind the 2013 book Go Lean … Caribbean. Every month, we present a teaching series; for January 2020, the focus is on the Art and Science of Forging Change in society. This is entry 1 of 4 for this series, detailing the process of Building Momentum to get evolutionary change to become revolutionary.

While this is an American example, it does bear on the manifestations of change in the Caribbean – notice how all the social issues in this VIDEO – starting first with the corrupting influences of Big Money distorting campaigns and the will of the people; this also relates to Caribbean life:

VIDEO – Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis –

Published on February 27, 2019 –
Our government is broken, and we have to fix it. RepresentUs board member Jennifer Lawrence and Director of RepresentUs Josh Silver, walks through three lines that show what’s wrong with legal corruption in our government, how we fix it and what you can do about it. Find out how you can get involved at
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Other Forging Change considerations – gleaned from this foregoing VIDEO – are presented in this January series; see the full catalog here:

  1. Forging Change – By Building Momentum
  2. Forging ChangeOpposition Research: Special Interest
  3. Forging ChangePublic-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  4. Forging Change – Labor Movement Cautionary Tale – Backlash: Going too far

The foregoing VIDEO relates how hard it is to apply changes to America’s fundamental laws – to amend the US Constitution. The gradual change must start at the local level, then State levels and only then, after building momentum, is federal action engaged.

The US Constitution does not apply to most Caribbean member-states, but the model of evolutionary change does relate to all societies. Everyone has had to contend with the Art and Science of Forging Change. This Art and Science give insights on “how” the stewards of a new Caribbean can persuade people, establishments and institutions to Forge Change in their communities.

This thought of Forging Change has been a common theme for the movement behind the book Go Lean book for almost 6 years. See the full catalog here of the previous 13 blog-commentaries that detailed approaches for Forging Change (in reverse chronological order):

  1. Forging Change – ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ (July 9, 2019)
  2. Forging Change – Corporate Vigilantism (March 29, 2018)
  3. Forging Change – Soft Power (February 21, 2018)
  4. Forging Change – Collective Bargaining (April 27, 2017)
  5. Forging Change – Addicted to Home (April 14, 2017)
  6. Forging Change – Arts & Artists (December 1, 2016)
  7. Forging Change – Panem et Circenses (November 15, 2016)
  8. Forging Change – Herd Mentality (October 11, 2016)
  9. Forging Change – ‘Something To Lose’ (November 18, 2015)
  10. Forging Change – ‘Food’ for Thought (April 29, 2015)
  11. Forging Change – Music Moves People (December 30, 2014)
  12. Forging Change – The Sales Process (December 22, 2014)
  13. Forging Change – The Fun Theory (September 9, 2014)

As related in these commentaries, Forging Change in the 3 societal engines of a community – economics, security and governance – is not easy; it is actually heavy-lifting.

We may not be able to manifest the changes we need, want and deserve in “one fell swoop”. (Even though injustices should be immediately remediated). This is why Forging Change is presented as an Art and a Science.

These past commentaries align with the Go Lean roadmap – a plan to leverage the 30 member-states of the political Caribbean region by creating a federal government, the Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU) – described in the Go Lean book. This will allow for the economy-of-scale to fund and implement the solutions to make our Caribbean homeland a better place to live, work and play.

The foregoing VIDEO urges us to join us in the Momentum Building activities, starting on the local level, and then to continue to press hard as the messaging leads to a crescendo, at the CU federal level. Let us get going with this plan here in the Caribbean. We urge all stakeholders – citizens and leaders – to lean-in to this Go Lean roadmap to Forge Change … finally. This quest is conceivable, believable and achievable.

About the Book
The book Go Lean…Caribbean serves as a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of the technocratic Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU), for the elevation of Caribbean society – for all member-states. This CU/Go Lean roadmap has these 3 prime directives:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to ensure public safety and protect the resultant economic engines.
  • Improve Caribbean governance to support these engines, including a separation-of-powers between the member-states and CU federal agencies.

The Go Lean book provides 370-pages of turn-by-turn instructions on “how” to adopt new community ethos, plus the strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to execute so as to reboot, reform and transform the societal engines of Caribbean society.

Download the free e-Book of Go Lean … Caribbean – now!

Who We Are
The movement behind the Go Lean book – a non-partisan, apolitical, religiously-neutral Community Development Foundation chartered for the purpose of empowering and re-booting economic engines – stresses that reforming and transforming the Caribbean societal engines must be a regional pursuit. This was an early motivation for the roadmap, as pronounced in the opening Declaration of Interdependence (Pages 12 – 13):

xi. Whereas all men are entitled to the benefits of good governance in a free society, “new guards” must be enacted to dissuade the emergence of incompetence, corruption, nepotism and cronyism at the peril of the people’s best interest. The Federation must guarantee the executions of a social contract between government and the governed.

xvi. Whereas security of our homeland is inextricably linked to prosperity of the homeland, the economic and security interest of the region needs to be aligned under the same governance. Since economic crimes … can imperil the functioning of the wheels of commerce for all the citizenry, the ccidence of this Federation must equip the security apparatus with the tools and techniques for predictive and proactive interdictions.

xxiv. Whereas a free market economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress, the Federation must install the controls to better manage aspects of the economy: jobs, inflation, savings rate, investments and other economic principles. Thereby attracting direct foreign investment because of the stability and vibrancy of our economy.

Sign the petition to lean-in for this roadmap for the Caribbean Union Trade Federation.

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