NEXT SOCIETY – When people speak of “politics” most seemingly think of career politicians who’d do anything to retain their position in the power structure. Including selling their soul to the highest bidder. Sadly that is the current reality of politics but fortunately that does not have to be the future of it.
Almost everywhere you look around the world today you will find populations that have had enough of their government being almost entirely detached from the daily lives that everyday people live.
When people say no to war their government ignores the public outcry and sends money, weapons and troops to places halfway around the world, allegedly to overthrow a dictatorship, to assist in “humanitarian” interventions or to help spread “democracy”.
When people say that life is already too expensive and taxes are already too high their government ignores their grievances and lets the public suffer even more with yet another tax hike.
How come these contradictions are so very real? Because most politicians have, in fact, nothing to do with “politics”.
When we look at what “politics” means then we can easily learn that it is a term that we should use for people wanting to improve their community, be it locally, nationally or beyond. We should not use this term for those wanting to feed off of people’s misery and just wanting to secure their next public paycheck.
Politics should not be perceived as something that we witness only through newspapers and TV screens, where we follow what others are allegedly doing in our name.
Politics is what we ourselves should be involved in on a daily basis, by attending public gatherings that are aimed at advancing, first of all, our local communities towards more prosperity and real sustainability.
When people really want to see the gap between them and their government closed then no one should be waiting for others to try and fix the problem. It is precisely that kind of mindset, to always wait for others to fix things, that has brought us to where we are today with our society.
Closing the gap is much easier than most people think it is. You see, we have to learn, individually and collectively, to really dare think and operate outside the box. As long as populations play by the same rules that don’t result in the changes that they seek everyone just stays a permanent hostage in the gridlock.
It is exactly because we dare to think and operate outside the imposed rules of the political game that we are able to begin materializing a new way of approaching both local and global challenges.
Next Society is a goal. In fact, we are already creating the next society, right now. It’s a society that will replace society of today.
Society of today is a remnant of the 20th century world we used to live in. The paradigm in which its power structure exists is of course even older, much older. It is based on deeply rooted, centralized and consolidated financial, political and economic power. Wielded by increasingly fewer, but more dominant and secretive, private and public entities.
The next society is a decentralized, intra-regional society. Authority and responsibility are shifted towards local communities, which autonomously cooperate with each other.
Local communities today must have the right to want to or not want to be part of national governments their escapades. That natural right, which has always been there, is also what Next Society promotes and protects.
Next Society is the legacy of its members, volunteers and supporters – collectively and individually. It is the fusion of our individual experiences, dreams, views, passions and dedication.
Our individual legacies are threads in the fabric of the next society.
We rethink the life that we want, the world we want to see around us and the society we want to leave behind for the next generations.
We reset society of today by helping others rethink their lives and the world around them.
We rebuild. We help local communities empower and preserve their local talents and culture.
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