With 200 concrete reform steps, the prevailing, encrusted policy can be improved and be made more sustainable. Fit for the future. The proposals show where and how a fresh policy with heart and mind can be developed. The ideas basically apply to all countries, even if different emphases, and cultural as well as local adaptations are necessary. Because everything is in flux and good policy must always be open to new ideas, we should constantly supplement the proposals with better ideas.
Future Policy with a Thinking Heart and a Loving Mind
Any idea for better policy must be based very closely on the true needs of different people and must constantly adjust. Not the politicians‘ own political convictions and ideologies should be the focus, but only the human being.
Good politics must always consider human beings as a whole, in a three-dimensional sense: Their varying economic and social needs as well as their wishes, fears and hopes, strengths and weaknesses, emotions, heart and mind. In short, the entire soul. The human being alone is the decisive benchmark for good politics.
What does this mean for the art of politics?
We have to forge completely new politics of love for humanity, cast in many concrete suggestions for improvement. A planting and blossoming of a global fraternal love and solidarity of happiness, because we humans are one big family on earth.
Politics 4.0 must put love for humans far more into the center than all previous concepts. We need a new policy that allows people to breathe freely in love and to realize themselves in happiness. That lets their dignity, inalienable human rights and individual freedom blossom.
Totalitarian ideologies are always heartless, because they put their idea above the human being and as a result always strangle human dignity, human rights and freedom. They also create images of hate like “the foreigner” or “the rich man” and divide us. Their politicians promise us paradise, but in the end, they always erect hell on earth. They thus endanger the development of human love.
Intolerance towards minorities of any kind is heartless, because it violates the dignity of those who are different and attacks the soul of good fellowship in our global village.
Cold turbo-capitalism is too heartless, because it only looks at its profits and not at the responsibility linked to economic power and it ignores the commandment of charity out of selfishness.
Consumerism and excessive materialism calcify the hearts. In the end, it does not make people happy, many even sick. It produces envy, frustration and greed. Game changer corona forced many people to realize what true and a life filled with love is worth.
Therefore, we need:
- Something really new, human, cordial – a better Future Policy 4.0.
- No more politics as usual, because it has caused the many world crises and cannot solve them with the old recipes or ideologies. Creativity is needed.
Widespread appeasement, downplaying of problems and pure crisis management lacking comprehensive, well-crafted plans, must end and be replaced by an active, well thought-out, speedy and effective policy instead of merely polite speeches. Our heart needs a much better policy.
A new global policy with a big, creative, blooming heart. Initiated by a new humane responsible elite with an active global mission future, whether Christian or Muslim or otherwise.
Politics caressing our soul and letting us blossom in dignity. That serves us humans and not a supranational state or pure profit.
Future Policy with a Thinking Heart and a Loving Mind:
With optimism and without fears and scaremongering.
With more dialogue instead of defamation and exclusion.
No rampant bureaucratic paternalism or even a party dictatorship, but more personal responsibility, supplemented by social welfare. Like: Jobs with a future and adequate pay. Dignity for the poor, the elderly and all those in need. The prospect of happiness through education and enhancing one’s own prosperity. Protection from attacks by intolerants and security inside and outside. The main goal: A prosperous, fulfilled, humane and dignified life for all people without hatred and violence.
In the three wise demands of the French Revolution: Liberté, égalité, fraternité – freedom, equality, brotherhood.
The bloody end of this freedom dream of the first civil republic in the trauma of the murdering guillotine for dissenters and the perverted state terror in the name of the good cause, should be a warning to us forever: Never totalitarian power for a few. Always rule of the constitutional state with respect for human rights. No brutal totalitarian rule of the few, but a flourishing democracy with a heart for the people is needed for many. Always tolerance for those who think differently and control of the powerful.
But politics with a heart alone is not enough. Well-intentioned is too often the opposite of well done. Human history has thousands of examples of this.
We need a new Policy 4.0 of the thinking heart and a loving mind:
For effective implementation we urgently need our intellect. Because it thinks our ideas through to the end. It creates a sense of proportion and realism.
Not only the desirable, but also the feasible is important.
In addition, politics needs to constantly weigh up the different wishes and what is affordable.
Roots in reality are indispensable. Otherwise, well-intentioned politics and the hope of philanthropy will burst, which will have many negative and heartless effects.
For a future policy we need a mixture of cordiality and down- to-earth. With both feet on the ground of facts and logic. Realpolitik is the necessary foundation and cement of good politics.
We always experience the eternal dilemma and conflict of heart and mind, morality and reality. We cannot simply ignore or sit this out but must solve it in the interest of the people. With a smart overall view that brings both perspectives to bear, solving them with integrated planning.
At home, let us always think of all the different groups of people in our country and forget none. Politics must explore what the different groups want. That is true democracy. Even today, people often tend to assume from the top down what helps the people.
A new cordial policy of reason and reconciliation for the whole people, which includes everyone and excludes no one: No group may impose its particular will on the others. No dictation of the opinions and attitudes of individual groups, no matter how good the objectives, but rather the development of all the wishes of the citizens. In other words, a focus on the common good of all groups within the people – more every kind and group more seriously. They are part of life and politics. Let us not ban or repress them, but rather seek fair democratic dialogue with all fellow human beings who think differently.
Not only the wishes and dreams of the active urban young educated citizens and the journalists close to them should be the measure of new future politics. We must pay much more attention to the longings and worries of the many normal working people and their lives and experiences in the city and country. We should take the needs of all groups more seriously. A heartfelt people’s policy that does not exclude any group.