Dennis Frank & Bill Watson on China, the West and Green Technology

Interviewed by Tim LynchAugust 1, 2012
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He continues his discussion with business consultant psychologist Bill Watson from our broadcast on July the 5th.

Bill illuminates the cultural nuances of our economic relations with China, explaining key concepts that both create and bridge the cultural divide between China and the West. He describes ancient Chinese beliefs and their relevance in todays world.

When the focus moves to geopolitical relations, Bill anticipates a strategic shift in China as it reacts to the current imbalance in its interdependent power relations with the USA, and its economic relations with the West as a whole. Is the enormous debt now owed by Americans to China okay? If so, why is European debt not okay? Is the game changing??

They discuss how our common interests come into play. Dennis outlines key features of identity politics. Since we identify with groups we belong to, group psychodynamics tend to produce identity politics. Our motivations derive from our sense of personal identity, which emerges from the roles we play in groups.

As we change roles & groups, our self-image and behaviour shifts, so we often end up with various identities each deriving from a particular group context. Whereas westerners trend toward multi-dimensional identities, people in eastern countries are bound by tradition into unitary identity.

Dennis then expands his view of why an alternative political movement is now essential, and how it can be designed to be an effective change agent to get us all through the transition in the best possible way. Are you happy to go with the flow in the collective drift towards the gurgler? If not, you need to join those who can create the alternative.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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