Monday, 21 July 2014

Radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and religious expression is what the world needs right now

I wrote recently that management needs radical transformation. I don't back away from this in any way. In the light of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 disaster however my call seems almost trivial.

What we really need is radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and how people express their religion.

I declare I am not a member of any political party, nor do I practice any specific religion. I honour your right to do both.

When the Australian Prime Minister announced the tragedy (words can't really describe it) in the Australian parliament there was a civility on the other side of politics I haven't seen for a very long time. Gone was the stupid, petty, in-human way they normally behave.

Now what?

It's obvious to me, and I suspect to you, that despite the best intentions by most people, diplomatic and political ways are failing miserably to solve the worlds conflicts. Wars, including appallingly called civil ones, are clearly not a solution either.

Now what?

I don't wish to show any disrespect to the people who have lost their lives or to their family and friends however if innocent people falling dead from the sky doesn't wake us up I despair.

Now what?

I have no answers except to say that violence against people because of what they believe or don't, and any kind of sectarianism should be made illegal in all countries and so should the killing of civilians regardless of the circumstances.

Violence against people because of what they believe or don't, or where they were born or weren't, should be a crime. Violently differentiating against people for any reason should be a crime.

We the people need to join together peacefully to ensure our political and religious leaders gain the will to change their ways. We are all to blame in a way for the unspeakable events happening in our world. "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." See yesterday's post.

What say you?

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

PS I accept in advance any accusations of naivety on my part for my suggestion above.
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