Well, as expected I ruffled a few feathers with my last post, but out of all the responses I received I’d say 10% were damning and 90% supportive and of the same mind as me, which is encouraging. One lady – an ex-client sadly – threw a few names in the comment box and told me she was unsubscribing (but didn’t, so I gently helped her with that) and the other emailed me some disapproving comments (and ditto).
Perhaps there is hope for humanity after all.
Before I get into today’s blog post topic, I wanted to share this blog post “6 Ways To Overcome The Global Conspiracy” which has a good section about how to cope mentally and emotionally with everything that is happening right now. I especially liked the part about creating a new system rather than resisting the old one – very ‘Law Of Attraction / Bug-Free Mind’, I thought.
Focus on replacing the bad thing you don’t want to focus on, with thinking, working & planning for something good to take it’s place.
Russell Brand is also concentrating on that topic over on his YouTube channel, looking back over his best interviews with the most interesting people about what they thought we could replace the current system with, starting with Jordan Peterson’s thoughts on what a new system might look like.
One of Jordan’s points is that people join both right and left-wing groups looking for identity and adventure, that the more moderate middle ground does not have enough of the Hero’s Journey elements. So the more moderate, incremental path to improvement of the lot of the human race is not so sexy and that slowly, carefully making things better is way too boring to a young person just starting out trying to forge a political identity. He makes a good point.
Bret Weinstein, before he got caught up in spreading the good news with Dr Pierre Kory about Ivermectin in the prevention and treatment of Covid, was suggesting a new party called Unity 2020 – a plan to save the Republic. You can read the full ‘Articles Of Unity’ here or watch Bret outline the plan to Tucker Carlson in a couple of minutes.
Essentially the goal of Unity2020 was to nominate TWO people to serve as President each four years, one from each side of the political spectrum (but both must be demonstrably fine upstanding members of society and Patriots who could garner support from all sides). I remember thinking that looked like a good idea.
Right at the very end of Game Of Thrones, Jon Stark – the rightful heir by birth – had made it perfectly clear that he had no desire to be King, but in the Game of Thrones series finale, he was nonetheless forced to kill Daenerys Targaryen to prevent yet another tyrant from taking over the realm. As Cersei Lannister told Ned Stark (Jon’s father) in season 1, “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”
After Jon killed Daenerys he was once again exiled to the Wall to live out the rest of his life as a brother in the Night’s Watch. It was left up to a council of the lords and ladies of Westeros to decide who would rule over the realm.
Because there was no one with a birthright claim to the throne left, Samwell Tarly proposed that they let everyone in Westeros vote to choose their next ruler. However, once that idea had been laughed out of the Dragonpit, Tyrion chimed in to suggest that they narrow the selection committee down to just the nobles.
It was then decided that Bran Stark, a.k.a. Bran the Broken, would be the new King of the Six Kingdoms. He wasn’t keen on the idea.
“What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories.” Tyrion Lannister mused while campaigning for Bran. “There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it. And who has a better story than Bran the Broken? The boy who fell from a high tower and lived. He knew he’d never walk again, so he learned to fly. He crossed beyond the Wall, a crippled boy, and became the Three-Eyed Raven. He is our memory, the keeper of all our stories. The wars, weddings, births, massacres, famines. Our triumphs. Our defeats. Our past. Who better to lead us into the future?”
(Thanks to Time Magazine for that succinct explanation).
My business mentor has a great idea, which is that people around the country are allocated into groups of 10 and after a period of getting to know each other, pick the one person who they think would make the best leader.
Those people are put forward into the next group of 10 and the choice is made again. This process continues until we have just 10 leaders left, ideally each gifted in a specific practical, economic, social or other skill so they can divide up the responsibilities between them. They serve a limited term, there is no avoiding it (like Jury Service), they are paid fairly but not extravagantly. Immediately the process starts again ready for the next changeover.
How you prevent corruption, bribery and threat in order that someone with their eye on the main chance doesn’t get through the nomination process, I don’t know, but that person could presumably only influence one level before being called out, or a deterrent would have to be figured out somehow.
If you have a great idea on how to make the whole political & legal system over again, better and incorruptible, I’d love to hear it.
Because we can’t go on like this, that’s for sure.