February 27, 2020-
As the back and forth, about who is responsible
for the current rapid meltdown,
it is as good a time as any,
to think of ways
that such a collapse
doesn’t happen again.
When it’s run its course,
there will be people,
most of us, actually,
who will have roles to play
and communities to rebuild.
Europe and northeast Asia have done this,
and America has provided the game plan,
so we know what to do.
There are also three things
that ought to be added
to the next recovery plan.
1. Science needs to be de-politicized
Yes, research needs financial support,
but with no strings other than
what is inherent to conduct it ,
2. A universal currency,
not as subject to the buffeting
of fear and whimsy,
as the current chockablock arrangement
of so many national currencies,
needs to be established. (Baha’u’llah prescribes this.)
3. Transparency, borne of confidence,
must replace the secrecy that is the child of fear.
Treat people as if they are capable
of handling the truth,
and they will rise to that level,
even if haltingly at first.
I see a glorious day.