‘It is the repeated parallel that brings us to see that the society that creates natural waste creates human waste.’*
Waste is what we give to losers, nonpersons,^ those who inhabit non-history – but this will change.
Our world is looking for ‘those who look everywhere for difference, who see the earth as source, who celebrate the genius in others, who are not prepared against but for surprise’.**
Those who welcome and accept this invitation will move towards the centre of history, be creators of a new world.
George Friedman suggests by 2030 western nations will be competing for immigrant workers.^ As the populations of these countries age, they’ll struggle to find the workers they need to maintain growth. There will be an altering of border policies in many countries.
Whilst this will see an increase in tensions felt at the moment, behind it there can be a very positive story, as Humans take another step forward in their development, becoming more open to and creators of a new age in which there is no waste.
(*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)
(**Nonpersons is a term coined by Walter Brueggemann in The Prophetic Imagination.)
(^From George Friedman’s The Next 100 Years. This date will possibly have been pushed by the global recession, but powerful forces are observable right now.)