Thursday, 10 November 2011

Making the world better

Things that make the world or a country better, as in, a LOT better, rarely happen through the usual channels of power. I don't need a complex theoretical argument here because the evidence is overwhelming.

Gandhi & Chandra Bose
Nelson Mandela
Martin Luther King,
The Anti-War movement in Vietnam.

Now, don't forget that not everything that occurs outside the usual channels of power is a good thing - but current protests, which have lead to remarkably free and fair elections in one former dictatorship (Tunisia) already and have (finally) begun to shape the political discourse (ever so slightly) in the US, UK and elsewhere are arguing really for the basics that almost everyone agrees with - even, according to the recently released St Paul's institute report, the Financial Services professionals in the US.

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