Politics today is not open enough towards uncertainties in the future.
Quite the opposite. Power structures and thought patterns tend to preserve and defend old positions and proposals. That is the Achilles’ heel of democracies. They are far too slow in decision-making, in re-shaping. Politicians are almost always far too late. They oversleep the future of our children in a dynamic, globalised world.
A paradigm shift is therefore essential: we need to end the reflex-like blocking and open the windows to the fresh air of new ideas.
With a policy of permanent reform, the better solutions must replace outdated ones. Courage for innovations is iden- tical with courage to shape the future.
- Let’s look for new, fresh ideas – be open. Let’s look at proposals objectively as an enrichment, not as criticism.
- Party conferences adopt a concrete “Future Reform Programme” once a year. Members are invited to submit their new ideas online. Each district and regional association organises an annual regional congress dealing with the future, at which the best 20 new ideas are presented, discussed and reform proposals adopted.
- The newly appointed Minister for Future and Cre- ativity initiates and coordinates new ideas at cabinet level.