New Clear Vision

constructive commentary for the chronically farsighted

In with the New…

January 01, 2013 By: NCVeditor Category: Community, Culture, Current Events

Reflections on Two Years (and Counting) of New Clear Vision

With the passage of another year, we are provided with an opportunity to reflect on what was and project toward what might be. Undoubtedly, for most of the planet’s inhabitants, 2012 will be remembered as a year where the stakes got higher and the cause for alarm grew louder.

Around the world, we are seeing mass movements for change, yet also mass complacency as the issues before us grow more complex and the elite decision-makers more remote in their processes and politics.

Here at New Clear Vision, we try to help make sense of these tidings by bringing forth incisive analysis of the news of the day, all wrapped with our usual penchant for highlighting solution-oriented perspectives and cultivating a sense of grounded optimism for the future. We are under no illusions that the road ahead will be easy, nor that hopefulness alone will somehow turn things around. Rather, we take the view that positive change is more likely to occur when people are motivated toward something instead of being in retreat or apathy. (more…)

Thankful for Occupy

November 24, 2011 By: NCVeditor Category: David Swanson, Ecology, Family, Politics

Giving Thanks for the Collective, Loving Work to Save the World

by David Swanson

I’m thankful that a growing number of us reject the idea of a mysterious being to which we should be thankful, and for the concomitant growing assumption of responsibility for our own fate.

I’m thankful that there are so many people doing so many things for which I am thankful.

I’m thankful for the best family I can imagine. Scratch that. I’m thankful for a better family than I could merely imagine.

I’m thankful too for better employers than I could merely imagine.

I’m thankful that so many other people have families and friends and allies and bosses and colleagues that facilitate work that benefits us all. (more…)