Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby
Margo Kingston’s excellent article (3 March) speaks of Cathy McGowan’s efforts to positively disrupt our politics.
Two days of intense debate is getting to the nitty gritty. Compassion deficit syndrome in governments inevitably induces action paralysis when ethical covers are blown.
Caring, conscience and respect for the vulnerable are absent. We need to raise the calibre of those elected.
Abundant compassion amongst the silent majority can be harnessed to take charge of our destiny. Non-partisan community committees are capable of grading all candidates for political office; for their emotional intelligence and decency.
Expect this to catalyse the rapid breakup of hidden alliances, weaken party dominance, and place the balance of power with intelligent independents, while the parties reform themselves.
Back to McGowan, and taking rightful control of our country. Expect no support for creative initiatives from corporate media, since their profits thrive on fear mongering, negativity and party favours. Brave young abuse survivors are breaking the power gridlock, with ethical actions at the grass roots level of united people.
There are two powerful factors favouring independents. It will be far easier to find highly rated candidates from independents, than from party affiliates.
Failed economic policies favoured by major parties for COVID recovery, are exponentially widening the rich/poor divide, causing more anger and loss of support.