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Power of Progress

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

Power of Progress

In 1959 Walter Elias Disney began construction on an immense project that would become a destination for sports champions and Japanese families on vacation alike, Disney World. Simply the sight of the massive spiral structures twisting and turning throughout the wild images of child hood happiness people have learned to love should settle even the lustiest of souls, but the great thrill of the roller coasters is quick to follow this initial amazement. Physics offers momentum downward and more notably gravity guarantees it, but where is it that this massive human insect is hurtling towards? After all the twists and turns, after the manipulation of your mind and tossing of your body, where has your progression left you? 

Forward, the term feels slightly inspiring, yet somewhat commanding, as if one must move one foot in front of the other or forever be lost to sluggish notion that you failed to follow such a simple command as forward. 

Advancing and progressing are two vastly varying concepts that are often grouped in with the repetitive verb "forward." The United States and the former Soviet Union spent millions of dollars constructing Weapons of Mass Destruction or nuclear weapons in the pursuit of advancement. Thanks to the efforts of Carl Sagan and other researches the science of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) was properly explained and leaders on both sides were able to form a resolution policy. Years after the Cold War, the East German wall came down under Preisdent Ronald Reagan in 1989, but today in 2014 President Obama still hypocritically urges Russia and other nuclear capable countries to d

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