There is absolutely no question in my mind that the events of the past 3 months(and the next 3 too) will bring about probably the swiftest and most radical changes to how we live our lives, bar none!
If we look back in history, the discovery of bronze, steel, printing press, radio, tv, computers, Internet... they all brought about sweeping change, but it took years, sometimes centuries for the changes to be absorbed into societal change. Here we are talking about "a year or two".
Some of the changes are undeniably overdue, but in a world governed by money, greed, materialism and control it's difficult to persuade those benefiting the most, from seeing the need to change anything... quite simply they are doing ok... bugger the consequences.
And yet... regardless of whether you believe in climate change or not, it makes perfect sense to clean up our act and stop polluting the only home we have ever known; our planet.
Of course in the endless chase for growth (GDP- a meaning…
I didn't vote in the referendum about Brexit, and have oft been chastened about this as a result. The main reason I did not vote was because either outcome was likely to be filled with discontent amongst great swathes of people and the agenda behind the referendum being offered had nothing to do with the vote itself.
We are in a right pickle and no mistake. 2 years later and the date to leave the EU long gone and we look no nearer to solving the puzzle than we did the day after the referendum results came in.
This referendum has caused such a deep divide amongst the people of this country it might never get resolved in some quartersThis referendum was actually designed to settle the EU debate once and for all and went horribly wrong when the expected result was not returned. It has since gone on to be a catalyst to question the very approach to politics in this countryA result which the majority in 'the house' never expected and don't actually support anyway... and yet …
A while back I wrote a blog about how things might pan out with consideration to the state of the global economy.You can read that piece [Here]. Not much has changed to be fair, except that we are teetering ever closer to D-Day.
What is quite clear if you keep your ears close to the ground and your eyes open is that we are in between a rock and a hard place right now.
On the one hand the stock markets, capitalists, money men and those in positions of power, fuelled by greed, want to maintain the myth of growth at all costs (using the meaningless measure of GDP). Which of course conflicts with the "save the planet" mantra, conservation of resources, climate change, and radical scaling back of carbon emissions (Save the planet, extinction rebellion).
So notwithstanding the diametrically opposing groups above, there is the additional conundrum of the fact that the planet is in a global debt bubble of such extreme proportions that it is difficult to see how we can exit from it w…