Today: “Corruption in government must be rooted out” – from the I Ching

Revolt against the established order.  Make their oppression known.  Corruption at the highest levels must be rooted out.  Massive dissent will clear the path for the required changes.  Though the odds are against such ventures in general, the time is ripe for successful action.  The opposition will cave.
The social structure is solid, so it must be modified in practice, not destroyed and rebuilt.  Purging the shameless opportunists will work.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#49, Line 6, #13

A revolutionary Change must be made forcibly.  There is no negotiating with the Established Order.  Perfect timing is essential.
Let the abuse of power become apparent and oppressive to those around you before making your move.  Lay the groundwork, sow the seeds for Revolution without tipping your hand prematurely.  You will need a strong foundation, because you will have to bring about this necessary change alone.  You cannot count on popular support, so you must wait until there is massive dissent.  Then the avenue for your assault will be cleared.
You dodge the snares and snatch victory with the lightning speed and agility of a panther.  The jackals lose their nerve and swear allegiance to you.  You have won your revolt.  Don’t seek to climb higher.  Instead stabilize the new order for the good of all.
This is a matter of Positioning — not only yourself, but others as well.  There are niches to be filled, potentials to be realized, right livelihoods to be found.  You are not building a new organization, but shoring up an existing infrastructure.  It’s worth the effort, because it will provide union, community, and an ironclad alliance.

Meditation

Tao Te Ching – Verse 79

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