The Degrowth Movement has been around since the financial collapse in 2008 (something that happens on a regularly). If something is out of balance, it oscillates, and if the wrong measure are taken to correct it, it just gets worse, till it finally breaks. This is what our economic and financial system is, badly out of balance and it is driving climate change, inequality and poverty.
In the UK we had the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) which Labour set-up, but basically ignored! The Conservatives, stopped funding it, and the English Green Party, also ignored a report published by the SDC; ‘Recession must make us question relentless pursuit of growth‘!
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Whether a Conservative, Liberal or Labour voter, this is what you are voting for:
A little boy goes to his dad and asks, ‘What is Politics?’ Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way:
I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister..
Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government
We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People.
The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.
And your baby brother, we will call him the Future.
Now think about that and see if it makes sense.’
So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.
Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him.
He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy.
So the little boy goes to his parent’s room and finds his mother asleep.
Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny..
He gives up and goes back to bed.
The next morning, the little boy says to his father, ‘Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now. ‘
The father says, ‘Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all
The little boy replies, ‘The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class while the
Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and
the Future is in deep shit.’
So vote Green, for a new type of politics.