A Dystopian Novel ?
Let us start with a well known slogan: –
Crisis? What Crisis?
That’s the cry from all the dysfunctional politicians who ruin all they touch in the most shambolic manner, and who have either no idea about or concern about a major set of crisis which face us all.
As a member of the METs Diplomatic Protection Squad once told me:- ‘Politicians are only able to see as far ahead as the next election’.
Only being concerned that way means none of them can think about or do any long term planning.
That would be OK, if we just didn’t have to face up to so many immediate problems which will impact upon us many centuries in to the future.
Well we all know the issues: – Climate Change, Economic Decline, Toxic Waste Dumps to clear up, High Level Nukiller Waste, etc, etc.
While both falling standards of education, a growing number of people living in poverty, and too much party party time, deflects the ability of the many to focus of much more than the very immediate future.
The growing number of rough sleepers on our streets many not be noted by much of the mass media, while just what is shown on television produces pages and pages and pages of print each day.
Meanwhile all the politicians want to deal with is Brexit Brexit Brexit.
Yes the word is depressing, but there is nothing new about it all.
If I sound totally pessimistic about this, then I’m not, as there are the solutions which we can and must put in to place.
What we need is more people to take control of how we live our lives.
Just a few more activists would make a big BIG difference to what we might be able to achieve.