Winds of change?
Nope, there are no winds of change. I don’t feel it anyway. In fact, it feels really dry and calm. Despite a plethora of problems, we continue to act guided by political dogma, special interests and greed. We seem to be piling on the issues believing that we will never reach a breaking point. Obviously, the recent US debt ceiling crisis was a prime example. Party politics, not the national interest, drove decisions.
We clearly need a storm. But we need it sooner rather than later. We need acceleration. We need tornado force winds.
But beware, if we don’t do it ourselves, the street will. The revolution is not far off. I feel it. I feel a crescendo of public discontent. I feel a rising panic. I feel fear. All these lead to violence and we do not want violence. We do not want schisms. We do not want destructive dissent. We must therefore act and act now. But we know this already so why are we not acting.
Ask yourself this question over and over again. Then, dare to find a solution. How do we inspire the winds of change? How do we get a critical mass of leaders to take bold decisions long before the crisis point?
Maybe it’s us. Maybe we are not giving them the necessary support. Maybe we are too busy defending our micro rights, forgetting that macro issues affect them. If we do not fix the whole, our own little slice of heaven will soon crumble.
I’m being negative again, I know. But I also know that we have never been this close to a breaking point. What’s more, society at large has never had the kinds of mobilization tools that we have today. Imagine what social media could have done for Dr. Martin Luther King. Imagine what it could have done during the French revolution. With Facebook it would have been the European revolution. It would have spread far beyond Gaule’s borders.
Maybe Dyson has a solution? I’m sure they can conjure up some kind of ‘Change Fan’.