The real reason for the rise of UKIP and extreme right Front Nationale in France is not the failure of UK, France and EU to combat immigration as the media and our own politicians seem to think. Nor is restricting immigration going to solve this problem.
…and in case you think this doesn’t matter, just look what lead to the rise of fascism in the 1930’s and what happened after that. There’s no such thing as “it can’t happen again”, but it can be stopped.
John Bunzl has the explanation and the solution…
His arguments seem like common sense to me, and I’m aware of John through another forum so I respect him for his thinking and work on these issues.
If you agree with his diagnosis, that the problems we face are essentially all to do with “half-baked” globalisation - i.e. economic but not political - and that the solution is for nation states to co-operate with regulating ever more powerful corporations so they can be taxed and regulated effectively.
I’ve long been aware of this need, and of course some politicians have been trying to achieve it, not least the much maligned Gordon Brown. Shame on the super-rich like I’m thinking Rupert Murdoch and other media hit-men, who use their power derail attempts at effective governance that would benefit us all.
But anyway, this raises the question for me of how MaidSafe and similar projects can affect this process. For now I just want to leave this as a placeholder, but I think there is a lot of potential from democratisation, liberty and networking that will enable improvements in governance. Not least through whistleblowing, although it is something much bigger than that we need!