Bombadil Posted October 21, 2020 Share Posted October 21, 2020 Suggesting not paying council tax, block government buildings etc is something I totally agree with. Problem is I think they’d have a good go at punishing everyone regardless. And I don’t believe that the powers behind it all would ever let it get far enough to make any real change. I’m not defeatist , just think the common solutions never work. Even when you seem to get a small victory the government put out new laws to get around them. If the vote goes against them, they just reword the bill and devote. A good example is when they were defeated in the Commons when trying to get backing to attack Syria. This also applies on a loca level as well. For example maybe a group in a local area manage to stop a planning application in field a. They start again by trying to build in field b and so on. I’m not trying to belittle anyone’s opinion, I go on protests as well in my local area. The big problem in my mind is that there is no public cohesion of like minded people. When the protest end many don’t stay in contact. "People who try to do good in their areas don’t always join with other local groups whose goal are more aligned than they realise.Obviously some do but not enough. I think we and the public need an organisation? Or some sort of structure in place that we can support and move forward with. This could be small local groups to unite people in common goals for the improvement of the areas they live in. If people see a difference in the things that matter to them on their doorstep it automatically creates a better environment for all. I.e if the roads are good, school teaching and nourishing children’s mind properly, common decency towards the people around you. Visual progress in solving the issues that face locals day to day. No longer older people feeling or really being isolated but instead respected( where due) as people who have a vast knowledge on how to live without the stresses of modern life, a more simple rewarding life can be had by all whilst utilising the best of modernity to make life easier. If everyone enjoys where they live and consider it a good place to be then this would have a positive effect on a larger national scale. And even if not as hoped, ( I’m trying to suggest a utopian society, know that will never happen), you would still see an improve the where you live. We all have a vision of how we want to live or a place we have seen where we love to live, even in a book. If your surroundings are positive then your thoughts become more positive and you are more likely to search for and be a part of positivity We all ready know this works by removing people who bring is down from our lives. Something that includes everyone and can become a real challenge to the status quo. Something that cannot be classed as fascist/racist for example. A very positive thing I gained for having lived in Italy for ten years was not the media crap about all families getting on,eating together, laughing all perfect.That’s not reality as we all know, but almost all places have local traditions a festival every year, something that bring everyone together. Many are based obviously on food and wine. I’ve been to the festival of parsley where all food I love it for example. The locals eat local foods, drink local wines and celebrate the people and the place they are in. An act of respect and appreciation to those locally who enable them to live life they way they do. You see so little of this now in the U.K where i live but it still exists in isolated pockets. These are also great ways to introduce and welcome people who are new to your area by allowing them to become a part of the tradition. This is how in my mind real community is created instead of the national individual group reality. The lgbt community, the black community, the Irish community or whatever. Maybe we just need THE Community. A system that encourages free thinking. Respects beliefs. A system that gives every idea and thought a place of equal value at least until it is fairly and adequately discussed. Literally by the people for the people. A place where your qualities are what define you not your “failings”. A place where you can be encouraged to turn your “failings” into qualities. A place where everyone is valued equally and acknowledged as having a value. Sorry for waffling, would love to here everyone’s thoughts on this, and about positive things where you are or that can make difference. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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