Julian Phillips writes:
"... Much as we might hunger for reform in so many areas, we must be pragmatic in looking forward. The world is not pure –far from it— so it is realistic to look at what is here today that will shape tomorrow. Looking at the future through these leader’s eyes gives us a clear perspective.
"Underlying the developed world society is the state of the family, which underpins the state of the nation. This in turn describes the state of national and global cohesion within world structures. For instance, by contrasting the progress of China’s economy with that of the developed world, we get a focused picture of the economic and monetary capabilities of civilization in the two blocs.
"If you doubt what we have said, look back to the start of the credit crunch in 2007 and see that it has been over five years since it began. The problems that exploded on us then –have they been resolved? Has the political system been reformed? Is the developed world showing a clear direction forward or is it a mélange of contradicting power bases, in dispute with one another. Has the financial system been reformed? Or is it reliant on a series of rescue operations attempting to hold together structures that have failed so far to provide what we are looking for in our future? Are the fundamental structures of government and finance working cohesively to provide solutions that will lead the developed world to a growing future? It does seem that political parties keep promising a solution to our problems (with little to no details) and manage to avoid letting us see that the problems we face are a consequence of past actions by the same dominant structures. ..."