An elected government representative has a duty to reflect the desires of his/her ‘constituents’/ area of people, but what happens when such people have been misguided, un or ill informed, and hold historically imbedded irrational fears, ignorance, and/or emotional and mental illnesses?
Brexit that is what. 😉 The UK’s foolish result to leave the European Union.
Britain requires closeness to other languages and cultures for her own healing. Other countries do not suffer the extent of Britain’s pervasive negativity, an emotional illness that causes debilitating mental and physical decline,which is reflected in her ever-growing sociological problems.
And herein lies the problem. People inaccurately look to their elected representative to guide them, but guiding them they are not. They are seeking their own personal continuance as an elected official. Job focus. They cannot actually guide them under this design. The system needs ‘tweaking’ to allow for thorough explanations to be given, as currently it is not happening.
I give the example of my dear cousin Penny Mordaunt who is currently the British MP for The Armed Services. I love Penny dearly, she is genuinely a caring individual, and who was the only one in my family as I grew up who expressed insight and concern for me in the care of my ‘mother’. I know Penny is doing her utmost and believes what she is doing to be the best for her constituents.
But is it? Unfortunately I believe her job restricts her.
Penny represents Portsmouth with its high Navy population and has always been interested in, and enormously committed to, improving quality of life for aging Britains. A defence force such as the Navy rely upon precautionary measures and fear and the over 60 years age group most in favor of Britain leaving the EU to ignorantly “go back to how things were”, so Portsmouth, led by Penny as a ‘leave’ campaigner were a good contribution to the Brexit result.
But under the current system, how can Penny have opportunity to herself to know enough of the EU and implications of leaving it, in order to be able to educate her constituents IF IT IS already against what they want, without fearing her own income security? When can any of our politicians get enough life experience for the larger perspective required also, as they lobby and publicly ‘perform’ their highly competitive route into office?
According to analysis since votes were counted, the decision was driven by fears and inadequate awareness of what the EU was or did. The second biggest google question asked in UK yesterday was “What is the EU” according to the PBS Newshour tv show just earlier SBS Aus time.
Historically we received guidance from Wiseones / Shamans/ Kahunas or similar within our own language, for people who had earned our respect, from committed demonstration of living ‘the way’, who’s interest lay in an outcome the same as our own. Where health, well-being and happiness was seen as the biggest wealth. These times are no longer with us, and it has been a while. 😉 but they can be.
Our current systems do not allow for it though…nor can they create it. Not without us recreating them.
Where also is the acknowledged development of us as we evolve? 😉 We are not designed to be born to become an employee, requiring someone to represent us so we never develop an awareness of anything outside of our source of income. Yet this was a key strategic move by historic Britain, to maintain a public ignorance for easy rule and economic growth.
I say we can fix both. The two do not cancel out the other, and can happily coincide……certainly more happily than is currently occurring. 😉
We need to tweak our systems and structures anyway to better accommodate ourselves in health and well being to allow for us to grow and develop as individuals, as is our design, so we may as well attend to all our other responsibilities and agendas within it as the same time. 🙂
There has never been a way that has worked yet, so no backward step will suffice. Communication and better relations with other cultures and other languages is what Britain sorely requires. English speakers miss out on so much that other languages take for granted, and far too many of them don’t know it.
But how can they know, what they do not know….if they never allow opportunity for it now? This has been an unwise decision made, only because people hadn’t the wisdom given them to make it. Is fear and ignorance good reason, or something requiring explanation and healing? 🙂