It struck me that Alex Jones’ conspiracies, right-wing Eastern European propaganda, Assad’s propaganda, and the reality flipping views I heard one Thanksgiving weekend were eerily similar.
Through projects and programs like the Sun Initiative, New York is quickly becoming a true solar state. Ensuring that reputation becomes a harbinger in the Unites States is essential to coming anywhere near President Obama’s lofty 2050 emission goals.
The common excuses of “our vote doesn’t matter” stems from the fact that citizens don’t feel they can exert the influence that those with large monetary wealth do. In an era of history where inequality is as high as it was during the Gilded Age, this feeling is only natural.
The dichotomy of the older generation and modern citizenry is not as simple as “they have more wisdom thus they become more conservative over time” or their “too out of touch and passé to impart immensely valuable wisdom in what direction society should head”.
If we as citizens want to have a voice, an effective voice that can create substantive change, local politics is where our experiments and voices emanate. Are we willing to relinquish the all too common excuse of ”you can’t fight city hall”?
Imagine for a moment that Edward Snowden had gone through the proper channels of government in his effort to expose the illegalities of spying. How would this have played out? It is time to strengthen whistleblowers.
One cannot ignore that New British Labour Party achieved historic success under its revamped policies, and therefore New Labour was far more than a set of disconnected ideas, it was a centre-left revolution.