"The main thing, though, is to stop being constructive. Don't waste a moment thinking about what 'policies' might be better than the ones we have. The fact is that the institutions we have absolutely guarantee insane policies, and unless the balance of power between the elites and the rest of us is changed, then those institutions will continue to manufacture insanity day in and day out.
And there is, needless to say, no institutional way to change the balance of power. The institutions exist to maintain the balance of power – or, more accurately, to tip the balance of power ever more toward the elites. Changing the balance of power requires interfering with the institutions, and impairing or impeding their operation.
In short: stop traffic."
Painting of a barricade on the Rue Soufflot, Paris 1848, by Horace Vernet.