A lot has changed in the last 35 years


Last night when we got home from the garden of one of our good friends, where we were able to enjoy a fantastic BBQ we switched on the TV and watched a programme that reflected what happened 35 years ago tomorrow when Live Aid took place. Clearly today and until COVID-19 has been fixed we could never see so many people all in one place as took place then. However the sense of large numbers of people working together to try to fix an issue such as occurred in Ethiopia back in the 1980’s is something that could happen now if we were persuaded to do so. The need for us to come together to prevent unnecessary conflict between nations and indeed to enable or rather demand nations to work together to prevent war and conflict is surely worth a bit of time. The idea that individual nations can be isolated from other nations so that they can then strike deals with other nations and that somehow makes sense is surely one theme that could be exposed as complete nonsense. Indeed the vital aspect for people in all nations to join together to challenge what happens in one or more nations at a given moment is something we should be working toward. If millions of us could share work together like happened in 1985 and use the technology that now exists and focus on the issues that now matters including locations where people are severely deprived it would be a great way to repeat some of the positive aspects of what Live Aid achieved at the time . Clearly having a gig in London and then sending a drummer over on a Concorde to finish the matching gig in the USA would perhaps be unnecessary, even if we could have big gigs at the moment, and if we still had a Concorde. However there are a wide range of things that could be done now which would be inspiring to people in the subsequent generations.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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