Large transformative social change will put considerable pressure on the society. We see it everywhere in the world today, in Greece, in Spain, in Israel, in the Arab world and in England. When a societal era is approaching the final stage and society turns into a new shape the established system are also beginning to decay and political division of the wealth turns into something that could be compared to a pure crisis management. The events of recent years, which now have escalated to the events in the UK, are example of the seismic shift that occurs when the distribution of wealth goes into pure crisis management. Tensions in the community are reinforced by increased unemployment, social problems, stress and illness. All are typical signs of a societal shift. In this sense there is much to learn from history, even if we don´t need to copy the approach, it´s an important source of understanding of what happens at large transformative social change.
Therefore I think it´s important to create a deeper understanding of the new time. Only then we realize that much of the fragmentation and segregation that currently characterize the society can be explained by the fact that we are in transition between two social types. To understand the new time means to process all the new impressions and let them challenge our established understanding patterns – our world view. Only then – and never before – can knowledge and information about our new time have an impact in a new and different actions.
This is no defense for individuals or groups of actions. These can be none other than themselves responsible, however, it´s an attempt to place the events in a more complex context.
“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.”