"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Step Two towards a wiser politics

March 3rd was World Book Day.  Let's all of us give our politicians a book - but a rather special one with a serious message that has profound implications for our own futures.

Here is number 2 of 14 proposals for the framework of A Wiser Politics, taken from the book of that name by Jean Hardy. (see my blogs 3rd and 5th March). Here is a list of truths that Hardy says we must live out if we are to survive the twenty first century:

Proposal 2.

"Outgrow wars and the making of armaments, particularly
land-mines. Stop trying to solve problems in the mode of
three-year-old children and become truly adult. Abolish the
arms trade and minimize the military. This would save a lot
of money."

Yes indeed - it sounds so easy - but how, oh how, do we even begin to move towards this ideal? 
A good first start would be to read the book and all do our bit, however small that may be, to influence the way our politicians think, support the politicians who share our views, talk whenever we can to any one who will listen to us about a new vision for a wiser politics.  

So get politicians themselves to read the book!! Give a copy to your own politicians, perhaps just before they are going away on holiday!! 

What do you think?

Let's all start our own Ripples of Hope for a better world.

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