Healthy Governance - An Alternative Metric
I think of Healthy Governance as being the practical realities of administering a communities shared resources for the equal benefit of all members of that community and the habitat within which or from which that community emerges.
In the case of developed States, and in relation to Governance this relates to taxation, which is collected from all, in one way or another, and is a primary community shared resource – it does not BELONG to the Government, they hold it in trust.
Apply that metric to policy.
What are the implications of administering a community shared resource?
- it must be evidence based, as a duty of care - opinion and belief cannot supplant evidence. All available evidence must be brought to bear on any issue.
- Governance must not be submissive or beholden to special interests of any kind.
- Adversarial dynamics must be rejected. Labour vs Tories is toxic. Christian vs Muslim is toxic. Atheism vs Religionism is toxic.
- adverse outcomes must be avoided, and where they occur, by accident or lack of foresight, or due to changes beyond human agency, they must be remedied immediately.
- long term health and safety is as much a priority as short term health and safety
- The policies must be proven to nurture the whole community, in a balanced and healthy manner.
This metric applies also to the seas, waterways, lands we inhabit. These too are shared community resources, and not just for us humans of developed societies.
We share this Earth. Fact.
Healthy Governance must acknowledge this.
For me, this old politic of competing powers is immature, it is a diseased way of conducting matters, and utterly toxic.
I cannot participate in current political discourse without being a dissenting voice, because this fundamental truth is being ignored, denied, avoided across all mainstreams, and beyond.
The system is bullying that has become institutionalised, and I cannot vote for it to continue.
Who to vote for in a Warring State?
"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"
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