I think IF OUR NATION
TO COME TOGETHER
, it will be OVER TWO OVERARCHING ISSUES
1. Special Interests controlling our government and the media, which makes it impossible to pass any meaningful legislation. Good government must be able to create strategy for where our society should be heading and plans to get there for the common good of the people, future people, and the planet. Private companies may fill a role to provide goods and services to fulfill that strategy within the plans.
2. Our culture of looking to (eternal) growth is the SOURCE
of most of our problems, NOT
the solution. The USA
doubles its GDP
every 40 years and doubles its population every 60 years. Growth overwhelms all else we try to do to help the environment and our society and to achieve true sustainability. Climate Change is one of the many symptoms, as is crowding, overfishing, pollution, the need for franken foods and the anthropocene. So is income inequality, loss of quality-of-life, and always more revenue needed to accommodate quantity rather than quality.
Sign onto CASSE
, or better have your organization sign on; see also http://www.growthbusters.org/
To me, these two overarching issues should get way more attention than they do get – by both individuals and organizations.
All else, IMHO
, is to a large extent a symptom of these two overarching issues. Is your organization including these overarching issues in its program?