It feels like a dream. But the will is there.

The desire to create a better world, a society ruled not by greed, self interest and suspicion, but instead based around the concepts of mutual respect, trust, love, tolerance and understanding.

How can we achieve this? It’s going to be difficult – first and foremost, we need to overcome the tendency towards extreme individualism which has developed in this country over the last 50 years.

It’s true that the foundations of our liberty rest on the pillars of personal freedoms – the right to exist as an independent human being with our own beliefs, tastes and idiosyncracies – but whilst we live in a world which revolves singularly around ourselves, the threads which bind us together have broken.

Sooner or later we will wake up and realise that we are all alone.

And alone, without the balancing influence of a strong, vocal, public sphere, we are so much easier to influence and control.

We have doubts, but we have nobody to voice them to.

They linger like mist over fields.

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