How do we as community find innovative ways that influences and enhances our daily lives for the common good, through insight, dialogue, strategies and novelty?
How can they encourage others that they most definitely as a group of individuals can make a difference to the way we live, because it is becoming increasingly evident that we can not depend on our national government to lead.
Nor the nations media, be it radio, TV or newsprint. The internet is our only savior at present. Lets keep it that way.
As you at a deeper level already know, we are intuitively aware of the challenges coming to meet us from both a local and global context and they are increasingly impinging on our daily life as we endeavor to sustain ourselves and family through obtaining work and jobs, schooling and healthy bodies and the pressure for many is becoming greater as we also collectively put our environment under greater pressure whilst the words of the great American Indian Chief Seattle, who so astutely stated 200 years ago ring even louder today that - 'what ever happens to the web of life, also happens to us.'
And Albert Einstein, whose insights into the human condition are scattered throughout the length of the 20th century so aptly said, 'that we can not solve a problem with the same consciousness that caused it in the first place.'
The imperative is we have to become more conscious
This is what individually we can do, find like minded people and form a little nucleus that can connect with other nucleus's and start to claim your area sovereignty back. e.g stopping chemical road side spraying, No GE in NZ, a just two issues.
Its interesting 2400 years ago the Greek philosopher Plato mentioned that the downside of not involving yourself in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
No wonder he is still famous - he can read the future too!
Have you ever written a submission? For we urgently need submissions to be forwarded to government, and as the GE debate has come back into prominence, NZ could be on the threshold of giving away its Clean Green image to a corporate scam to make NZ a genetically engineered experiment. This is coming from the Monsanto's of the world and that a few scientists here in NZ are pushing it and are refusing to follow the precautionary principle. This is not the NZ we want for our children!
NOTE, our NZ weather forecasters, the scientists behind our weather consistently get their forecasting wrong, can we afford to have just one mistake with GE, not like the weekly misleading forecasts from our high tech weather office gives out?
So take some time to listen to this group of people articulate what they are doing to awaken the community to the opportunities and challenges and ... that we most definitely can make a difference.
By advising our elected servants in Wellington of your needs it will assist in keeping the integrity of NZ's sovereignty in this fast changing world. For as the people in America are finding out, they are continuously losing their freedoms and as Steven Spielberg despairingly said on TV some years ago, 'Americans are losing their freedoms and are voluntarily giving them away' and so are we, and we are doing it by leaving it to someone else to do the hard work, to take care of all children's future and very few are showing up and making the effort.
Yes we have to become more conscious and thus more proactive if we want the truly clean green freedom loving country that is our home.