Tanka Tuesday: Change & Defy

Whatever you think of Nicolas Hulot as a politician/media person, what he said is true. There is no support for the huge shake-up in our agricultural, social and industrial models that will make a difference to the apocalypse we’re creating. Not among politicians, because their voters would desert them in droves if they suggested it, and not among most ordinary people who just look at jobs and the prices in the supermarkets.

Not that I’m blaming them. We need new models. The old liberal ones don’t work, and it isn’t the old lady counting out her pennies at the supermarket checkout who is in a position to create them. Will none of our self-serving leaders step up to the plate on this one?

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge.




in all around

I see. The last challenge—

can this once bright blue world of ours

be saved?

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

20 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Change & Defy”

  1. That goes for the whole world, Jane. Excellent capture of the questions we are all asking. Yes, I switched to the business plan and had no idea that all my settings had to be fixed again. I have the plugin waiting to be installed when Guttenberg becomes the new WP editor. Hugs to you. ❤

  2. It’s hard not to despair. Is this the world they want to live in? I can’t believe the world’s leaders are so self-centered and dense. But it seems they, indeed, are.
    It’s true, we need a whole new (sustainable) economic model. None of the old ideas involve any real and permanent change. But the rich will never give up their riches, and they have all the power. (K)

  3. During the last months i always remembering lines from “Mack the Knife”:
    “Here are some who are in darkness
    And the others are in light
    And you see the ones in brightness
    Those in darkness drop from sight.” 😉 Michael

  4. Jane this so well said…I had to look up Hulot and am glad to be alerted to the news of France’s Minister of the Environment resigning. Hopefully this stepping down will shake things up a bit (?) You and he are right: governments are not focussed enough on the transformations needed at this point in time. Thoughts of apocalypse do not seem extreme. (I like the line breaks in your tanka)…just an idea, I think you’re on topic for Frank’s Haikai Challenge: Causes…

    1. Thanks Janice. I think he nailed it. Nobody, not the politicians, not the rich, not the poor, absolutely nobody except a few who are prepared to sacrifice a bit of comfort, will demand change.

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