The tyranny of expediency

Says we have a scarcity of time, or that we cannot speak to a lie or right a wrong because we are on a schedule, or we have other things to attend to. Or we simply cannot be bothered.

It is a trap of the most significant kind.

To get a world where our political leaders lie multiple times a day, where companies profit from manipulating humans to exploit and extract as a normal practise, we are complicit through our silence.

Little atrocities do not happen when we call them out. 

If we do not call them out they become normalised and we get the world we have. 

Or worse. We get a world where horror is inflicted on those less able to access support, kindness, compassion, and the basics of survival. The very direction we are heading to now.

The tyranny of expediency has us roll over and choose to be accepting of the unacceptable, no matter how minor it seems at the time.

The effort to speak, to stand up for justice, to say no to lies, to act…must be for the long term world we hope to inhabit.

This is what it means to lead change. To be change. Our voice matters. 

Please speak up. 

*inspired by a conversation with David Martin.

Photo taken July 21st, 2019

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About Dr Christine McDougall


Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.

As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth than most through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science), and has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of one million (to start) Syntropic enterprises = enterprises that enable a higher order. By nature they evoke gravity (attraction) and coherence towards an eternally regenerative Universe.

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