How do we change the system when many believe we need strong leadership to pull us out of our moral slump. The political system has been ripe for change for many years, and we still haven’t fundamentally changed it. How do we change a system when the system doesn’t want to change?
We can change the political system ourselves without strong leadership without electing leaders who impose their worldview upon us.
Remove The Head
I challenge the idea that we need strong leaders to remove corruption. Leaders are not incorruptible, and we know what happens when those leaders fall. Hubris, selfishness, and realizing that someone can do anything always take us down a dark path.
Distributed systems with checks, balances, and contracts are vital to removing corruption.
Irrefutable data managed by many people can effectively instill trust in presented facts. Information collected by independent news sources is not likely to be trusted by anyone outside the circle of trust those news sources have cultivated. With resilient systems controlled by us, we arm ourselves with flashlights that root out corruption.
We can do better.
Back To Basics
The United States of America took a detour from its rightful place as a free world leader between 2016 and 2020. While the United States is far from perfect and arguably party to terrorist activities at home and abroad, it is largely a beacon of hope.
We can return to being a source of inspiration for the rest of the world.
We have work to do. Our fight for the truth and an equitable society continues. We may have won a battle by rejecting trumpism, but the war is far from over. It is still a possibility that trump will run again in 2024. If trump doesn’t run, the word is that tucker carlson will run. It’s not healthy to look far down the road and fill yourself with dread about it, but that is a future we cannot afford as a country. We can take time to heal and time to learn from our mistakes. We can find our moral compass, restore it, and use it to find our way back to a better state of being.
How Do We Do That?
Projects to use data to guide us are underway to help us face reality. Our news sources can be held accountable, and the unaccountable dismissed.
Seek to understand why people turned to a con man who incessantly lies to them for comfort. It’s not enough to understand a single reason; we can see a big picture laid out with acute clarity. If we don’t face our recent history, we are doomed to repeat it.
Use facts to build narratives that resonate with everyone across all walks of life. Seek to understand how people are consuming their news and why they still voted for a man who was not qualified for President of the United States.
Visualize irrefutable data to paint clear pictures of news bias across all news organizations.
Work together to build a society based on trust and a shared reality built on facts, reason, and science.