i don't know best; we know better

Paul Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland Crosland's Engaging In The Political Realm

In the 2019 General Election I am standing for Generosity - yours and mine.

You might know me as "Pause5G Man". I'll take that label because we have here a classic example of the care for our health being over-ridden by the non-negotiated interests of distant people who have not sought the community's informed consent. Instead, they have changed laws and influenced organisations that might previously have protected us more -including the World Health Organisation.

How is "Pause5G Man" coming across to you?

How about we talk about this more after you've read a bit of the science on and had a conversation with a sufferer of electromagnetic sensitivity?
Try starting such a conversation here:

If we can just put down our respective positions on the 5G issue(?) I'd like it if you engaged with me on a basis of heart-wrenching concern for democracy, for our fractured communities and for our whole civilisation?

Paul Edward Crosland's St Leonards Round 1 (2011-2015) Back-catalogue:

Paul Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland Crosland's Work As A FreeRange #CommunityDeveloment Worker/Mediator:

Here are some other parts of "Pause5G Man"; how I have made a living:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's HomeWork as Care Co-ordinator For His Dad since Mum died in 2012:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's working in his Hinterland - which he is bringing into Communal Ownership:

Paul's itinerant Family Life, though the campaign and being #bipolarwarrior have kept us apart July 2019-December 2019:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's Ethical Framework To Which He Is Accountable:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's Favourite Song About Accountability:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland in his "Lend It All Man" Alter-ego:

Paul -Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland- Crosland's 2019 General Election Endorsements:

#CelebratingUniqueness History Country and Coast in Hastings and Rother - A Pause5G #PutACrossForCrosland #GeneralElection19 Offering from #StLeonards:

#HastingsTube - One of the best choices of how to use YouTube IMHO -getting to know those you see around your area & actually getting ready to speak to them!:

#HastingsCitizenManifesto - amongst Paul's greatest offerings(?) -made via St Leonards Sharing Consortium:

Paul Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland Crosland's suggestions as to which garden gate you might open next?

I'd love for you to bring to our #DialogueNotDebate an open awareness of many ways in which people disconnect from perhaps the three key relationships: self, others and nature.

"I don't know best, we know better".

Let's talk; on or off:

and here's a shortcut to the St Leonards Sharing Consortium website:


Paul #Pause5G #PutACrossForCrosland Crosland 2019 Election Press Coverage

25th October 2019

1st November 2019

Politics Provides Tribes And A Sense Of Belonging For Many -But At What Cost?

Despite having created a hashtag that hasn't caught on - #MoveForwardMoreTogether - I really don't know how we do this. I return to my motto "I don't know best, we know better" and, in this spirit I seek to build #DialogueNotDebate, paying particular attention to the underlying pre-conditions of GoodWill and Co-operation.

Clearly, in politics, we are not used to politicians trying to summarise what the other has said such that the first person acknowledges that they have a sense of being heard and properly understood. It is only with such mutual understanding that the space opens for creative work together on the next stage of action planning, doing and review. Instead, we often have what I call "biting chunks out of each other" and "negating the other's concerns". People then rally round positions and block out seeing that the other is trying to meet the same universal needs -e.g. belonging -but in a different way.

One group we all belong to is humanity, and humanity is the dominant form of being on this planet. By creating a group called "Extinction Rebellion", when one acts under that banner, there is a camaraderie and strong sense of mission. Of course it would be great if everyone took to heart the change needed to address what, thanks to the April 2019 actions from Extinction Rebellion and the Fridays For A Future actions from school students,  even Parliament has acknowledged to be "A Climate Crisis". The laws that prevent climate catastrophe have not followed. The concern I attempt to articulate is that an understanding develops that "Extinction Rebellion" is not the whole of what an earlier American activist, writer, etc - Joanna Macy - called "The Great Turning".

I seek to find ways in which many who shun the idea of belonging to "Extinction Rebellion" still see themselves as active in "The Great Turning". Launching another hashtag has been my default action to try to offer a mission which more might attempt. So I offer up a little bouquet that I know to be inadequate, but it may yet be a rallying point for some?  #EveryStreetCarbonNeutral2025

These words on a blog post seem inadequate to me to address that deep need for belonging. What I end with is a statement that I believe in the value of deeper forms of community development work and spiritual work/regeneration than "Extinction Rebellion" represents -with their focus, as I see it, on mobilising 3.5% of the population in the capital to effect change. Yes, they do call for involving a cross section of people in Citizens Assemblies and the local Extinction Rebellion groups operate in a way that cares about personal regeneration for the next challenge. However, until a public discourse emerges that stimulates in more people a shift in motivation and a clear role in "The Great Turning", the three blades* of the (metaphorical) wind turbine will not be harmoniously generating the change we need to see. Help build language, dialogue, imagery, mission, action and camaraderie that works on every street to deepen the caring and sharing that gets us beyond where we are not all turning together.

* Wind Turbine Blade 1 - The Spiritual Ideal/Regeneration/Hinterland
Blade 2 -Talking Truth To Power with NonViolent Direct Action For Harm Reduction
Blade 3 - Deepening of Community (AKA #CommunityDevelopment) e.g. by voluntarily bringing personal posessions/property into collective ownership & taking on responsibility for local care needs with a variant of Heinz Wolff’s Care4Care

I hope you’ll keep the blades turning by reciting a personal mantra honouring all three blades; mine is “Retreat/Regroup - Stand For Generosity - Share”