Below are the first threads of a web of magical actions inspired by Vinay Gupta's article 'A simple plan for repairing our society'.
The first part of the article is a new and powerful analysis of why the world is stuck, why the billionaire class never break ranks and act like proper human beings. In a nutshell, they've got so much dirt on each other:
'The rich, for the most part, are dirty and cruel. If they stop being rich and powerful, the backlash of all the people they’ve tooled over on the way up the ladder will catch up with them. Like sharks, they must keep moving.'
He then suggests an approach which opens up a clear space where 'right' and 'left' can talk on the same terms: the rights of children.
'The adults may be responsible for their poverty, from a neoliberal perspective, but the children cannot be responsible for their poverty.
'Let’s think about putting the rights of children at the heart of the redesign of industrial capitalism which is currently being triggered by the riots in America, the pandemic, and the global financial collapse.
'It’s a simple thing: ratify the rights of the child, as beings that have no responsibilities for their living conditions. Create and ratify a duty of care, not just here and now, but also to protect planet for their future sustenance.
'Let every child be fed. Let any attempt to interfere in the wellbeing of a child be treated as an act of war against the future of the species.
'This is not hard to arrange conceptually: if there’s one thing that we human beings are wired for, it’s protecting our children. If we put this responsibility directly into our political thinking as a primary priority, backed by constitutional-type force, I think amazing things will happen to our world. I believe it’s a feasible cultural and legalistic structure: a Bill of Rights for children.'
Make your own. Take it and run with it. Change it however you like. This is for everyone.
To this end, we've started a magical ball rolling. The sigil above is the basic form; it comprises the astrological Sol glyph and the runes Berkano for nurturing and Raidho for right action and repetition of action. Its name is SOLBY. Its intention is: 'Everyone knows children have a right to a future on this planet'. There are already many versions of it, such as this one:
Wild Justice mailouts recently reported another step towards victory in the battle to save wildlife from destruction by gamekeepers - mountain hares are now protected in Scotland. Obviously, there's a long way to go to get anyone actually arrested and charged for these insane killings - the rich are very powerful - but the tide is turning and these scum are losing.
Please use the above sigil - it's for banning driven grouse shooting, which is the cornerstone of these abuses.