June 5, 2023

One system to rule them all

It seems to me that our besetting sin as human beings is that we are always looking for silver bullets, the simple solution, the one true answer to everything.

We blind ourselves to the systems that surround us, and in so doing, destroy them.


Because it’s impossible to monopolise complexity.

So we reduce the world to silver bullets, and destroy the systems that actually enable our lives and others, to maintain a system we created and imposed upon the world.

A system we imagined and could easily re-imagine.


Not markets, or making and selling things, or money.

Capitalism – ever-increasing profit for profit’s sake, regardless of the damage done along the way.

It’s not too late to change things.

But we’d better start soon.