We’re quickly approaching a turning level within the prospects for our planet and species at a very awkward time right here in our nation. For the primary time ever, we concurrently face three world existential threats. If we don’t resolve them efficiently, anyone can finish prospects for organized human life on earth. And we aren’t approaching any of them responsibly right here within the USA. So we’re in no place to offer the sound instance and management, which the worldwide group urgently wants.
One menace is world warming and resultant bigger local weather change. One other is nuclear expertise and the inadequately defensed risk of nuclear accident or struggle. And the third and most vital one is our lack of a worldwide inside management course of for constructing and sustaining mutual respect and competence by cooperating collectively in figuring out and prioritizing public wants, establishing consensus public coverage goals, and designing and making use of insurance policies and procedures to reliably accomplish them. If we efficiently handle this third menace, we may have a significantly better likelihood of resolving the opposite two.
We’re distracted and failing to satisfy our solemn civic watchdog responsibility to watch and demand upon the continuing reliability of our distinctive nationwide interactive public-budgeting-and-auditing-internal-control (PBAIC) course of, simply as our societal checks and balances are below vicious assault. Sadly, most of us don’t even know what PBAIC is. And the assaults are solely going to turn into extra intense and harsh within the coming months.
There’s main irony at work right here. Our PBAIC course of is precisely what the world wants now to efficiently resolve our third existential menace. However as a result of we aren’t making use of it responsibly right here at house, and even formally admitting that it has ever existed, we can’t credibly advocate it to our fellow nations and lead them in making use of it cooperatively internationally.