Imagine a blog where the worms and ants dialogue with giants and dragons. Suppose there is a place on planet Earth seeking to devise the meltdown of a destructive society. And not by playing the game with those same destructive rules, but, instead, to create new rules, to think outside the walls that make us comfortable in this box. Imagine a place.
Now let’s create it. “Think Horizontal” is a blog meant to create discourse specifically about what is a vertical power structure and how to bend this beast into a horizontal power structure, meaning to equalize the system. This is not something that happens with leaders or individuals who gave themselves the title of leader, most of whom I wouldn’t follow if my life depended on it, but this is something that happens when 51% of the collective picks up their heads and says it’s time to move the herd.
Horizontal power dynamics exist in every species on this planet, and at one time it existed in the Indigenous communities across the globe. But too many of us have forgotten: We are all Indigenous and were tribal at one point in the long line of creation. There are valuable instructions in out tribal past, no matter how distant that may be for some of us. These instruction have not vanished. They exist inside the ecosystem outside your front door. All you have to do is go outside, lift year head, and tell yourself, “it’s time to move.”