This morning we awake to a fanfare of Trumpets hailing a new US President. This vote is a clear indication of a disenfranchised public voicing their dissent at inequality and a failing democracy. The Arab spring, Brexit and Trump are all flash points for change. Whether or not these newly elected guardians bring about what is required remains to be seen. But I think history will show these key moments as a turning point in the status quo.
What is the role of government?
It is clear democracy needs a rewrite, and as the curtain on the current political stage continues to be lifted, it is revealing the ugly truth (or lack there of). This began in the UK with the MP expenses scandal, then moved into the banking debacle of 2008 and is mostly down to the short comings of human nature. The ever increasing gulf between the haves and have nots is widening. The proof as they say is in the pudding. How is it conceivably possible that successive govt’s fail to bring any real social and economic change to society? When ordinary people around the world come together on a daily basis in business and many other areas of life to resolve all manner of problems, with intelligent solutions, how much government intervention do we need?.
Some would say as a species we have an unlimited capacity for love. It shows every time there is a crisis, and we are all familiar with small acts of kindness that make us beam. But humanity is in a dark corner at present. The largely unspoken anger of people around the globe would appear to be at breaking point. Fuelled by inequality and ever decreasing rights, we are currently not being served by the elite.
If we are to survive then we have to look beyond flags and borders: to live, love and act as one species on the this planet. When we move as one, there is nothing humanity cannot achieve. We are only limited by what we can imagine.
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