I began drafting this post the week before the UK General Election.
We are now embracing our new Tory Light government.
UK current political hot topic is cuts.
Turns out that we aren’t that powerful when it comes to volcanic ash and oil leaks.
From Alex’s post:
The future that my parents’ generation warned us about forty years ago looks an awful lot like our present. The ice caps are melting, deserts are spreading, the planet is thick with people, most of the world’s primeval forests are gone, the seas are in crisis, and pollution, famine and natural disasters kill millions of people a year. Compared to the world we might have had, had the progress of the early 1970s continued steadily through the following four decades, we live on a half-ruined planet.
Not a particularly cheery paragraph?
Alex asks us to invite the future back into the room.
“We need millions of people ready to put the future back in the room. We need millions of people ready to demand that their governments, their companies, their communities and their cultural institutions confront the reality of the futures they make every day.”
Alex maintains that the future is not lost. He invites action.
Not all of us can or want to be revolutionaries but we can all contribute towards change.
The future I envision has a massive impact on who I choose to vote for, where I buy my food, what products I choose to work on, the products I choose to buy, where I bank, how and when I travel.
In the world I occupy the well-being of the many impacts my life. I will worry less about the tax I pay than I will about how those taxes are spent.
Let’s do what Alex suggests and keep the future in the room, vibrant and alive.