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GEAB 151

The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Jan 2021

Political Recommendation – In the Face of Obscurantism/Collapse of Civilisation, the Only Defence is Reconnecting Citizens with their Leaders

One of the main points of instability in the reformed system emerging today is how out of touch leaders are. This year, we’ve scraped the barrel and it’s undermining all the progress made through reform, modernising and reinforcing stability in the system. The fact that the benefits of these reforms will not immediately be visible and that the individuals in charge of explaining it (journalists) do not understand what has happened most of the time, are serious matters for concern. Confidence from citizens in their leaders is at its lowest. There is an urgent need to develop a strategy to inform/enlighten citizens that bypasses the usual routes connecting the elite and ordinary people. Those in charge of the transition must jump on social media to give clear and sincere explanations in a format taking back the space required for intelligent discourse instead of the simplistic Tweets and hardly-trusted spin-doctors’ videos. Written or filmed speeches by senior officials, debates among decision-makers…, people are eager to listen to/comment on the various summits/meetings their leaders are involved in to better understand, and grow higher. 

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