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.