There is a massive opportunity for change coming that could benefit us all. The problem is that for us all to experience the benefits that change could bring, it is necessary for us to have politicians and leaders who will always do the right thing.
Quite frankly, things are bad now, but they are going to get much worse.
We need real big beasts back in politics. Political titans and genuine selfless leaders with the metal, resolve and consideration for others who will lead us out of all this mess and be the Churchills of the current age.
(SPOILER ALERT: IT’S NOT BORIS)
Just as Boris has spent years in politics knowing how to grab the main of the wild stallion of public feeling as it ran by him and slowed it down to make it look like he was always on top and in the lead, there are many politicians and activists who are adept at playing a very similar game.
With the Lockdown now 6 weeks old, the commitment and good will of the public is becoming very frayed – even though the stories on the news and in the papers suggest that everyone remains behind the Government and its mantra ‘protect the NHS’.
People are broadening the things that they are prepared to do and businesses like coffee shops and bakeries are beginning to reopen. The fact is that with how the Government has already failed them, we can only ask what else they are supposed to do?
We are now a month and a half in to the developing crisis as a range of the usual suspects begin to reappear and walk in to the debate, attacking the Lockdown as if they are the pioneers ahead of the curve.
They aren’t. And it is a very cynical move for anyone who already has a platform to use it to promote themselves as being a visionary and leader against the tragedy that is unfolding when anyone with a profile and the ability to do it who really understood the depth and reality of what the Government was doing would have stood out against the Lockdown and the measures that have been taken to pay employees and businesses right at the start when it all began.
That they didn’t speaks volumes. Leaders do not need the reassurance that the momentum of others will give them before they stand up in front of everyone and begin to speak.
We have a Government made up of charlatans and we don’t need more charlatans lined up to step in when this Government is replaced.
It is time to look elsewhere and beyond the establishment for the answers to the problems they have caused.
After all, as Einstein once said ‘the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results’.