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We The People – we know who we are but do our Governments?

Change is constant in any organisations including Governments ; legislation develops and changes, social attitudes mature or are developed in line with cultural emergence and increased social diversity and as education levels increase expectations become more questioning and demanding. Organizations must evolve with change. That evolvement is managed by the organisations control structure – the management team. However, sudden unexpected change is not always ‘on the horizon’. Yet it must be anticipated, planed for, and costed for and this includes allocating appropriate resources.

Organizational Resilience is the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond, and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions so that it will survive and prosper.

‘You cannot be who you want to be unless you know what it you stand for’. Any organisation that is prepared to adapt to change and provide resilience for unexpected and unforeseen events must have a set of values to ensure that the organisation is a dynamic fortitude of interconnectedness that has resilience as part of its system and not a component to be brought in as needed.

Those organisations that put resilience into a bunker that is never to see the light of day until the unexpected occurs are the organisations most likely to display a dysfunctionality when the unforeseen occurs. If I ring 000, I expect an answer. If I do not get an answer than either the fault is deliberate, or it is not foreseen. Any organisation or Governments that waits for the unforeseen to occur and then unwraps the Disaster Manual is an extrapolation of incident damage waiting to happen. The process of accepting the unforeseen as part of the day to day to should be embedded in the organisation rather than drag it out when it is needed with all the problems to suddenly connecting a separate system to the daily managed system.

A staff member burns her toast in the microwave and then the smoke alarm goes off. Far better to ensure that the system of resilience trains Manual’ on a regular basis which includes using the microwave – i.e. a regular training of all the on-site unforeseen that can occur. This way the unforeseen become the foreseen.

Covid is the best example of a complete absence of resilience. Pandemics are not new; they are not unforeseen and the HIN group of viruses was known to be able to transmit from animal to human. Yet the ‘resilience’ to a pandemic did not sit within the system it sat outside – in neglected stores of PPE. In manuals of Disaster control gathering dust on shelves. It lay beside terrorist exercises as a sort of afterthought – the 2012 UK Olympics Risk Assessment stated a pandemic was unlikely. Even now the Australian Government is falling back into the same old habits – Australians will be allowed to travel interstate without being tested. The resilience (testing) sits there to be used when? Too late.

For any Organisation and Government to accept that it must be dynamic if it is to exhibit a resilience to unforeseen events rather than be a process formal structure which has very ‘stiff’ boundaries of authority and ‘soul-destroying’ bubbles of responses that do not provide for any continuous development both of the organisation and the staff/people there must be a road for that travels upwards and onwards for people involvement. If not the resilience will be limited to the ‘dusty Disaster Manual’ which when opened asks more questions, then provides answers. Today more than ever organisation must be involved with their staff if they are to be resilient.

However, so too ‘We the People’. It is disheartening to have to state the obvious but we can no longer trust our Governments or the Media to be honest. To reflect what it is that we the people aspire to and hope for, to tell the truth, to care for those who cannot care for themselves, to lead and not to follow. Covid should be the redline of the People. We were and have been failed. Let that be a warning of what is to come – Climate Change.

Can anything good come out of suffering?

Nothing. Nothing good comes out of suffering. Only more suffering.

To suffer is to die a little each day. Inch by inch. Hour by hour. Day by week, by month, by year, you lose the faith. The faith that sustained you.

The faith that maintained your soul and spirit. The suffering mauls at you. It tears you apart it as fodder for the suffering of tomorrow. The faith you had that mankind was inherently good. It lies beaten gasping for air – It cannot breathe.

You beleived that inside of the human condition there dwells a light. A light that is a beacon to the spirit of endeavor that you gave to mankind but mankind stamped it out. The suffering of the Evil of mankind: the selfishness, the greed, the jealousy, the cruelty.

The inhumanity to the innocent and the joy of Evil’s destruction by the inhuman serpents of sin; they slave of Satan. The faith it fades as you do each day. The suffering is final. A virus it spreads on the altar of hypocrisy; mankind’s cloak of deceit. Then you die. For a moment you die.

Your beating heart so worn by the suffering fades, almost silent, only a quiver of life.

The thunder that awakens the first beat of freedom is heard by the world.

The Injustice, the loss of democracy, the failure of human rights. The world rises to bring the armies of peoples to the pulsating blood life of mankind — humanity.

You are alive again as spears of anger of damnation to all those who bullied you, who trod on you as if you were the dirt, who laughed as you screamed in pain.

The people are with you. The revolution has begun. The revolution of understanding. That Evil is there to be extinguished not to defeat you but to empower you.

You bring back the light, the dreams and the hope.

Then the Retribution. The Revenge of the Good; Justice. The Laws of the Land and the ruling of God.

The suffering is no more. The pain remains — it never leaves.

The Evil screams. It screams for an eternity.

https://www.quora.com/Can-anything-good-come-out-of-suffering/answer/Desmond-Last