Old Thinking – New Thinking
I’ve been thinking a lot of late about the kind of dystopian solutions which various politicians have been coming up with, and about finding solutions to the current multiple messes we are all in.
Of course it’s very easy to see how fiscally and scientifically illiterate most of them are, but there is much more to it than that.
Most policy makers look at the world from within their own social class, or political party perspective.
Yet it goes way beyond that, as the majority of them are neither lateral thinkers or possessed of much imagination.
As a friend of mine said to me recently about both society and the economy is going: “ We are in to new territory”.
Thus a lot of new imaginative thinking needs to be delivered, and in a very short amount of time.
We have to do that thinking.
We have to be pragmatic.
We have to be the ones to sort out our global mess, as none of our lords and masters, or any of the policy makers are capable of doing so.
A Multi Faceted Crisis
Just the ecological crisis includes the housing, transport, energy, land use and farming, but that in turn impacts upon many different social and economic issues.
Yet we still think about solving them all in isolation, or as separate campaigns.
While many of the radical political groups or organisations view what can be done in terms separate solutions., such as dealing with unemployment first, rather than question just what kind of employment that might be.
As I keep on saying.
We need both Joined-up-thinking, and joined-up-campainging.