Let the Healing Begin
For the healing to start the first objective is actually quite simple; let’s NOT repeat this mess ever again. So here are a few pointers that I hope could be relevant/make sense;
1- We all know about the necessary national healing that needs to take place urgently in America – and take place in action NOT just rhetoric. A healing effort that needs to be directed towards the American people thus bypassing the broken politics in Congress so that they – the people – can take the lead again to help balance the politics of Congress through political activism rather than the other way round.
2- The other important thing in my opinion that needs to happen is help energise the upcoming administration with a stream of talents representing the new generation from diverse backgrounds – obviously with the relevant expertise – so that they truly come to represent the diversity of a forward looking America and help ensure this becomes the new model for U.S. administrations moving forward.
3- There needs to be a bipartisan effort to come up with an incremental plan to fix the broken politics we see today in many western democracies; a patched up political system is not suitable for the century we live in and is a drag on any genuine effort for development in a global eco system that’s becoming more competitive yet more complex. A new governance model with a systematic re-evaluation mechanism needs to be developed; one that is more adaptable/efficient and effective in facing up to challenges of the future rather than focusing on/encouraging tribal politics that divide the nation and solve nothing. People who insist on a tribal mindset should be allowed to roam the world freely in search for tribal cultures they can adapt with and I am certain they’ll be made to feel welcome. It should also not be possible that with a stroke of a pen the head of the executive branch is able to completely flip established policies and/or affect established norms of behaviour without challenge or become immune from legal challenges to any substantial level or from effective political oversight.
4- Well all need to relearn the concept that Facts Matter and that science is precisely about facts and is unrelated to conspiracy.
5- Finally I would hope that America & western democracies in general be much less susceptible to influence from special interest groups/lobbyists (national or foreign) who do nothing but distort perspectives and endanger our Democracy.