Simultaneous uprisings are happening right now in the Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and Northern Africa ... meanwhile dozens of latent protest movements are bubbling away in Turkey, Brazil, Russia, Egypt, Iran, Canada, China and the USA.
We’re living through a revolutionary age. Some of it good. Some of it bad. All of it real.
Just like the world-splitting epochs that were ignited in 1848, 1917, 1968, 1989 and 2011 ... today we have entered into an epic battle between the new democratic aesthetic and counter revolutionary fervour. The world is up for grabs like never before.
Faced with global warming, dysfunctional economics and secret corruption across the geopolitical spectrum, people have suddenly found the power to unseat autocrats, depose corrupt presidents, make stock markets plunge by 10% and bring cities and whole nations to a standstill. A new kind of governance is emerging, struggling to be reborn against the greatest of odds. And one thing that we know without a doubt is that people are sick of just voting and then waiting for four years or more for something to happen ...
Sudden, spontaneous, bottom up, play jazz democracy is the meme of the year ... watch out!
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In this first chapter of The Blueprint for a New World we go deep into the minds of nations and people ... diagnosing the roots of geopolitical madness, societal schizophrenia and ecological sociopathy. American psychosis, Israel's PTSD, France's depression, Canada's coming-of-age-crisis and Australia's impenetrable denial. Then, we go one step deeper and pull back the bandages on the festering psychic wounds of our intimate lives. But will we, as a civilization, make it from breakdown to breakthrough?