My People Power series has been dormant for a while, though often in my thoughts, On one hand I keep feeling there’s perhaps another piece to add to the mix. And on the other it feels like it’s ready for a conclusion. The conclusion is at the forefront for me these days as I watch the push and pull between democratic forces and right wing autocratic forces around the world and I’m feeling some urgency on the “what to do” so I’m concluding while holding a door open for more 🙂
I’m seeing three main arenas for our attention, which I’ll summarize here and then give each its own post:
The “be-ers” — going inward
Maybe I should say, “the woo woo crowd”… I believe so completely in our interconnectedness and how the vibration of each of us impacts the whole, that I actually think our most likely source of salvation will be having enough people consciously clearing their issues and raising their vibrational levels — ’til we lift the consciousness of the world.
The do-ers–going local
The biggest enemy I’ve seen to democracy and equality is global corporatism and the best answer I see for breaking their power is a large-scale movement of local co-ops creating small-scale manufacturing, banking, farming to supply jobs, goods and services at the local level. The best way to beat them is to stop participating in their businesses but that means we need other buying options and jobs for those who will be displaced.
Many current issues like police brutality and water supply problems are best dealt with on the local level as well and need serious organizing and action.
Everybody change government
Most people in many movements are still looking to the government for change. I think the government in most countries is too broken and too tied to corporate interests for that to happen. In the U.S. the most hopeful thing I see is multiple candidates raising their campaign money through crowd funding which will leave them unentangled with corporate interests.
At every level of government we need to concentrate on electing people who are completely free of corporate influence Both be-ers and do-ers can contribute to campaigns, volunteer to help elect good candidates and GO VOTE!
Previous People Power Posts:
- The Rambling Intro
- Truth, Lies, Myths, Manipulations
- Government, the Environment and Us
- The 2%, We Don’t Need ‘Em
- Create a New Business Model
- Deep in the Cultural Fabric
- Think Outside the Box
- Politics and changing the cultural base line
- People Power and Women
- Going Local with Water
- Climate, Our Part and the Elephants in the Room