Monday, January 15, 2024

Measured Anticipation

The events in Guatemala yesterday should serve as a reminder that 'History' is a sobriquet for two significant mechanisms in modern societies...

1) A dustbin
2) A process of change which is rarely linear and best measured in decades, if not centuries.
Very little can, or should change overnight here. I know how he will try to assess the new government's engagement with the structural realities of this nation in four years time, but perhaps the most important metric will be the hardest to pin down: a swerve towards a new kind of political action whereby diverse yet ultimately complimentary approaches are tolerated, creating a platform for long term positive gains across all the other key metrics. 
Right now the task is nurturing, but by 2028 the conditions for acceleration ought to be visible.

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