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I bring things together, start revolutions

Few truly know me or my execution

Relatively speaking, I have two solutions

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sounds a lot like physics.... not my strongest suit... $\endgroup$ – Sid Aug 31 '16 at 16:34
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    $\begingroup$ This question has generated a large number of plausible answers, which suggests that it may be under-defined. Perhaps you could add some more lines to the riddle to further narrow down the solution. $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Sep 2 '16 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain i will add another 8 lines later $\endgroup$ – Aric Sep 3 '16 at 17:39
  • $\begingroup$ @AricFowler Ping me when you have, and I can retract my vote to close :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 3 '16 at 21:24

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Trying this because that's sounds like what I'm studying right now.

First solution:

Gravity

I bring things together, start revolutions

Because gravity holds stuff together and is the cause of revolution of planets around the Sun

few truly know me or my execution

Something about how General Relativity is not so widely known or understood unless you are a physicist?

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

Probably the fact that there's Newtonian gravity and General relativity, two models of gravity? Maybe? That "relatively" makes me think that you're referring only to GR...

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

The gravitational field is related to the energy-momentum tensor that for massive object contains information about mass distribution and the idea of a "force" of gravity is only true in Newton's theory


Second solution (poorly explained):

Communism

I bring things together, start revolutions

Not sure about the first bit, but the idea of a revolution is strong in communism

few truly know me or my execution

Now there's only two states with a communist government (China and Cuba)

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

--- is this only about how the riddle has two solutions?

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

One of the ideas of communism is the mass distribution of goods among the population

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  • $\begingroup$ almost half way $\endgroup$ – Aric Aug 31 '16 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ @AricFowler What does halfway mean?? He got the answer or not?? $\endgroup$ – Sid Aug 31 '16 at 16:43
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    $\begingroup$ @dcfyj exactly. $\endgroup$ – Aric Aug 31 '16 at 16:50
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    $\begingroup$ If you take the time, you'll find it. $\endgroup$ – Don Thermidor_Lobster Mobster Aug 31 '16 at 18:26
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    $\begingroup$ General relativity is one of the solutions, newton's theory is not. "I work not through force, but mass distribution" shows this. Also, the second solution has yet to be guessed. $\endgroup$ – Aric Sep 1 '16 at 15:28
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Ideas.

I bring things together, start revolutions

Revolutions start with an idea and like-minded people.

few truly know me or my execution

I can't articulate this well. Maybe that's proof?

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

Success or failure of an idea?

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

Ideas that garner support from the majority become the community ideal

edit: I bring things down

Regimes or current powers toppled by new ideologies

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting answer - welcome to Puzzling! c: $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 1 '16 at 2:06
  • $\begingroup$ I really like this answer, though the title of the puzzle is not answered $\endgroup$ – Krishnabhadra Sep 1 '16 at 4:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Krishnabhadra added $\endgroup$ – loco88 Sep 2 '16 at 0:07
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I think its

Propaganda

I bring things together, start revolutions

Propaganda has been known to start and finish wars

few truly know me or my execution

Most people don't know what goes into the creation or execution behind the scenes

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

This is a riddle of two parts

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

Propaganda tries to sway the public opinion of something

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I think the answer is

Mahatma Gandhi

I bring things together, start revolutions

He started a peaceful revolution with the goal of unity, not overthrowing a government

few truly know me or my execution

General knowledge outside of asia about Gandhi is rather superficial; Also, he was assassinated

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

The two ground principles of Gandhis revolution were "truth" and "non-violence"

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

The revolution was not about forcefully taking over, but about awareness. The more people believed in the principles, the better it would work.

If it is not that, it's still probably about

Some kind of famous executed revolutionary, I would think. All lines are very well applicable to a person.

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My take is

Inertia

I bring things together, start revolutions

Moment of inertia of a body helps it to rotate.

few truly know me or my execution

Most people don't know about inertia. It's too common a concept for anyone to really pay attention.

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

Maybe, this relates to the fact that the question has 2 answers. Not sure about this, anyway.

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

Moment of inertia depends on distribution of mass.

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I feel like the solution could be:

Love! Yes, love of all things.

I bring things together, start revolutions

"Peace not War!" Is a popular revolutionary tactic among citizens of countries. Love Brings people together, their hearts connect, as they fall in love ;)

few truly know me or my execution.

It's not common knowledge how Love works at all, in fact I still don't understand it all that much, aside from the fact that it's something to do with a chemical in the brain. Nor do they know why or how they fall in love. The execution of their love.

relatively speaking, I have two solutions.

You can learn to love the other person, Or you are already in love with them. (Honestly this is the hardest of all the steps to answer)
It could also be referring to Maternal/Paternal love, (Family love) Or it could mean relationship love.

It might even be that all of the above are grouped together, and the two solutions are Love for others and love for yourself.


And if we group that with the rest under love for people, we can think of 'Love for what we do' Like our hobbies, or work, etc.

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

Love isn't forced upon you... it's something you embrace, accept... and everyone (subjective) loves to love. Mass distribution of feel-good lovey-dovey stuff.

I feel like this is both a far stretch and a wonderful answer. It was worth a shot.(Totally not Biased >.>)

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The second possible answer could be

Glue

I bring things together, start revolutions

Glue is used to stick things together, I have no idea about the revolution part :(

few truly know me or my execution

Few people know how glue is made, and what's inside. Few people really know how to use glue efficiently (how to apply it on a surface)

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

I was always told you can use either boiling water or "Acetone" to dilute glue

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

Glue in itself doesn't do much, it only works when applied on a surface / distributed on a mass, unlike clips for exemple

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Here's my guess:

Magnets

I bring things together, start revolutions

These are some things that magnets do, physically.

few truly know me or my execution

As the great poets ICP once asked, "Magnets: How the f*** do they work?!"

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

North and South poles

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

I'm guessing this has something do with how magnets actually work.

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My answer

Genetics

I bring things together, start revolutions

Genetics brings couples together and I'm sure I've heard the term genetic revolution!

few truly know me or my execution

Genetics and the expression of genes are still a mystery

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

The genetic mutations are either successful or they are not

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

You can't force genetic change but, success is from a mass distribution of genetic material!

The title, I bring things down

The cascading of genes down through the generations. Genetics bring certain traits down to the next generation!

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I will go for the second possible answer here since we all agree that the first one is:

Gravity.

My second option is:

Money

I bring things together, start revolutions

There is a saying "Money makes the world go round". I would add "only if you spend it on alcohol and you drink it. Then it literary makes your world go around". Usually revolutions start because of money.

few truly know me or my execution

Not many people understand the "man made, artificially sustained" monetary system.

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

You can have cache or virtual money on your card.

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

In order for money to fulfill it's purpose it has to trade hands.

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My answer for the second one is

 Anarchy.

Explanation:

I bring things together, start revolutions.

Anarchy brings the population together and revolutions are started because of it

few truly know me or my execution

Most people don't really know what Anarchy is and how it works

relatively speaking, I have two solutions

Kinda of a longshot but Anarchy has two major point of views of how it is achieved. Insurrecionary Anarchy and social Anarchy. Or, you can talk about communism and socialism, two major systems that seek to become an anarchy.

I work not through force, but mass distribution.

Although some think the contrary, Anarchy can't be achieved by force, because it needs all population, or at least, the major part to it work

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