Tuesday 28 January 2020

What can a small group of thoughtful committed citizens do?

" Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has."

Anthropologist Margaret Mead quoted in the New York Times.

The above quote struck a cord with regards to the promotion of the THA's six demands.

However, while very true a "small group of thoughtful and committed citizens" will still need the support of the 'People' to help apply the maximum pressure possible on our politicians so that they have nowhere to hide and have to take heed of what we require them to do.

The beauty of THA is once in place the 'People' will have the permanent means and mechanisms to direct the government of the day and hold it to account.  

Thursday 23 January 2020

Why we need real 'People Power'.

Until we get real 'People Power', based on restoring our inherent right to the recognition of our sovereignty, no future political reforms will alter a thing apart from a rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic as our system of governance continues to deteriorate.
The trouble is that the gap between the views of our politicians and the 'People', they are elected to serve, continues to widen and will continue to do so unless the 'People' wake up and demand change.
While THA's six demands are revolutionary there is a nothing that a united 'People' can not achieve if they put their minds to it. To some extent the 2016 referendum and last years election showed what the 'People' can achieve. However with regards the election, and despite the size of the Conservative majority, I'm not holding out much hope that we will see many of the policy reforms I'm convinced the 'Silent Majority' believe are necessary and would readily support. If only this government would really listen to the 'People' and be radical I for one would be a very happy bunny!
We really should be under no illusion that our politicians still rule the roost and still act as our masters and not our servants.
So if we want to see real reform of our governance we, the 'People', are going to have to unite and demand the changes we want, as set out in THA's six demands, at the heart of which sees our inherent sovereignty returned to us and recognised in law.

Tuesday 7 January 2020

The common sense of the mass of the 'People'.

It was Thomas Jefferson who said :-

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ..........they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"

An informed public is the very antipathy of epistocracy.

The trouble is on so many things those that govern us take us for fools and assume we are uneducated and only they have the answers.

It is time the 'People' demanded real power so that what they want happens leaving our politicians in no doubt they are our servants and not our masters.