Why we flounder


Ha!  I gotcha!

I don’t believe that we ARE floundering.  We are fairly systematically de-constructing what doesn’t work and re-constructing the new, keeping the things that have been helpful to our progress, tossing out the unhelpful.

If you know the causes of  difficulties for our society, you can address them.  It’s when you don’t know the causes that you truly flounder.

What is true at the individual level generally applies at the community level.   If you truly learn something, you change in some small or large ways.  But we generally don’t like change.  Big change comes with effort and is more likely when we are pushed to the wall, in crisis.

As a community we are in a long process of changing our institutions.  The churches have been put through the washing machine.   The institution of marriage needed quite a bit of work.  We’re working on our system of governance – –  what we currently have is pretty bad.   And so on.  It’s why we are doing “The Battles”.

Propaganda plays a large role in “Why we will or will not flounder”.   Go to “Categories”, then down to the “W’s”.   Click on “Why we flounder … ” for a listing of  related postings.

  3 Responses to “Why we flounder”

  1. Sandra, you are doing a great job, along with other groups and postings like Rabble and the Council of Canadians BUT I miss the dialogue about “what to do”.
    In order to effectively attack the military/industrial/government/media complex I suggest it is necessary to address the money/revenue/profit aspect of their operations.
    In order to attract participants the method has to provide a cover of anonymity so that people can avoid repercussions.
    I suggest the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) method which can be totally anonymous.
    In order to do this, people have to have lists of names (individuals and corporations and the products to be left on the shelves) with reasons.
    This might well create a resurgence of the old – think globally, act locally – attack on globalisation.
    If you think this has merit I would like to work with others to create a plan and some lists.
    Derek Skinner

  2. A couple of issues that would be interesting (for myself anyway) to address or include in your site.

    Firstly the Bank of Canada and the refusal of the Canadian governments, since Pierre Elliott Trudeau, to force the BoC to loan monies to the government of Canada and the Provinces. Since 1974 the BoC, under the authority of the Minister of Finance has not loaned any monies to governments. Instead our debt has ballooned to over 600 billion dollars because of borrowing from private banks and is steadily growing never to be repaid. When shall we declare bankruptcy? Now the selfie(sh) happy son of Trudeau, Justin, smiling all the way to the bank, is going to screw us further into the eternal pit of DEBT.

    My second point of interest follows.

    The refusal of members of Parliament to respond to eMails from Canadians. I even sent an eMail to the Speaker of the House of Commons, whom did reply, that there is no regulation requiring parliamentarians nor senators to respond. I have sent eMails to every single Senator and parliamentarian and their normal response if any (and this is an exceptional response) is to send an electronica acknowledgement and then to never respond further. I find their behaviour to be reprehensible and an insult to all Canadians.

    • Hi Yeoshi,

      1. re Bank of Canada. Enter “Galati” into Search (upper right-hand side of this Posting). Lawyer Rocco Galati launched a Court Challenge over Bk of Canada, as you will know. I follow and support him – double-checked today for updates. Did not find any. Proceedings move at snails’ pace. Unless there are unforeseen developments, I don’t expect to post more until next step in the court case.

      A list of 7 postings is generated by the “Galati” search on this blog. If you want to see the
      posting, COMPLETE with access to the Comments section, click on the title of the Posting.

      2. re E-communications to Parliamentarians: In my view, the combination of people’s tendency to narcissism + technology has created a problem we have not tried to find a solution for. Put your self in the shoes of the legislators. There are 14 million households in Canada, I don’t know what percentage have capability for e-communication. The volume of emails is horrendous. And from reports of what happens on social media, I know that when people use e-communications, they use some weird license that they don’t use in face-to-face encounters. The communications are often abusive, demanding and uncivil. As often happens, the Tragedy of the Commons, a small number of bad actors make it bad for everyone. We need to be able to engage in an intelligent, well-informed way if we are to find solutions, otherwise the descent is hastened, and we cannot then hope to move our societies onto a better path.

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