Green Words

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The Green Words Workshop is a virtual forum for the discussion and development of ways to reach the ordinary public with exciting and radical green political messages and ideas. The project was conceived by me and my late colleague Matthew Wootton, and is being developed for a forthcoming book, The Values Revolution.

Corporate money, the deformation of politics, and a values alternative

There is a deep need for a deep reframing of politics. Politics needs to be understood as about making the world a better place, about saving our common future.

But there is in fact widespread cynicism about politics at present. Why is this?

Because: such cynicism is largely justified…

In other words: the bind that we are in as a culture is that, because of the state of our politics, which frequently and in many respects justifies cynicism, there is insufficient drive towards creating a non-cynical alternative politics that would work. Moreover, in order to succeed in creating that politics, we have first to understand properly just how bad the current situation is: that is, how deep are the forces that create our more or less corrupt current politics.