Please bring the year 20xx closer

"An unexamined life is not worth living" they say. I also hold myself to account in public for how I am living it; me "The Imperfect Idealist". I share what delights, what troubles, the joy of friendship and the quest for reliable meaning in life. I stand for generosity and fall down time and again as I experiment in  #CommunityDevelopment in #HastingsAndRyeConstituency; having founded #StLeonardsSharingConsortium in 2011 & recruited #ADAOSLOS #RightLivelihoodTeam to promote it’s #NonMonetaryEconomy potential in the year 20xx.
When might you be contacting me to find how helping me bring 20xx closer (in one of a myriad of ways) could serve you (& your nearest and dearest)?


Dear mentor in Brazil

To my friend and inspirer, Dominic Barter, in a correspondence trying to check how freely I might quote in the 2021(?) publication of “The Myth Of The Heartless Tory” from 6 films we recorded back in 2010, I wrote as follows: 

Beyond the reference to the recognition your RestorativeJustice work secured in NESTA's "Radical Efficiency" report (see Part 6 Brazil case study) and your prediction (already quoted in my #GE2019 #MoveForwardMoreTogether themed leafletof a time of more collective decision making on so many fronts, I seek to point the reader towards Miki Kashtan’s towards the end of “The #MythOfTheHeartlessTory” book.

Having asked Miki for an interview she wrote back wanting more clarity and expressing how stretched she was so I dropped it. It may be that before mid June you might initiate a zoom with me that provides fresher quotes and perspectives informed by the extra levels of poor government you have In Brazil’s tackling of the coming of this #PandemicEra. 

My barely informed comment on Brazil and Covid19 is, of course compared to in the UK where the fault of my Oxford contemporary Boris Johnson is IMHO over-egged by the left; the reality being structural and mass civil disobedience (in the name of British liberty) having accounted for much of the high death rate here. 


3 hour vaccine conversation

Deeply concerned, on Sunday 28th February 2021 I instigated a “3 hour Vaccination Conversation” with #StLeonardsLocalTreasureTonyMay. This was fruitful in unfolding the #VaccineHesitancy’s emotional onset & the inadequacy of the official response to such doubts.

“Try 1hr 10mins in to this recording & the following 23minutes or so; #HastingsPierFire apart, our greatest 10mins to date for opening up much needed #DialogueNotDebate, Tony May?”

(From the full film I recommend (& have asked my Political Secretary to transcribe for this blog) the twenty minutes from 1hr10mins to 1hr30mins. Please subscribe to this blog via the left hand column (in desktop view)).
Subsequently asked by a mutual friend & well-wisher “How can we persuade Tony to go along with the vaccination” I replied:“Some Points for talking to the Vaccine Hesitant: 1) Let go if the idea that the task is persuasion & recite the serenity prayer as this might not be something you can change and which (heart-wrenchingly) you need the serenity to accept2) Recognise the terrain you are on as one where trust to talk about this needs to be earned anew. If you can win that trust then be as ready as you can to be with that person in the midst of their anxieties.Very little of this terrain is about facts and arguments 3) Gently open up the sense of choices that the person has and alternative futures. Be vulnerable and honest as to what it means to you that the person has a decent quality of life and a decent range of choices they can make that might get them there.”


Jackie Weaver & Handforth Parish Council “Cancel Culture” highlights the timeliness of a book subtitled #BeyondPolarisationInPolitics

Serious issues of how local politics looks to people & on what basis ghosting is approved of; just two of the “#JackieWeaver & #HandforthParishCouncil issues to be addressed in “The #MythOfTheHeartlessTory; #BeyondPolarisationInPolitics   by #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor. 
The playlist below collects together a range of films made around the key #Handforth meetings (10th December 2020 & the infamous ...2021). I encourage you to look in particular at the sycophantic way #JackieWeaver was received on Breakfast TV & all the constructive lessons about conflict missed:. And here Tony May discusses with me the conclusion of “The Myth Of The Heartless Tory”


Outline of "The Myth Of The Heartless Tory" book; seeking publisher for 2021

Introduction or Chapter 1 The Myth of the Heartless Tory

and the
a call for "Kinder Politics and Deeper Accountability"
(From) Paul Crosland
Independent Candidate
HastingsAndRye constituency

Chapter 1: With my oldest (historian) friend; Chris awaits the open season for shooting the Conservative and Unionist Party

St Leonards Warrior Square Station -Platform 1
(Two days after the 64th anniversary of the (1956) largest one-day mass conversions -which was led by Dr. Ambedkar -i.e. Friday 16th October 2020)

Chris Gidlow, author and historian
(known 43 years; friend for the last 38 years)
*Anyone mentioned in this book is hereby invited to be a guest on a "Politics On A Platform" dialogue.
Plus Russell Brand.

Chapter 2: #StLeonardsLocalTreasure Tony May finds his “Kinder Politics” voice in relation to a “New Statesman" call for an Anti-Tory Alliance.

Chapter 3: #StLeonardsLocalTreasure Natalie Williams' Myth Of The Undeserving Poor

Chapter 4: Death Threat to the "putative villain", Sally-Ann "Heartless", after 322 voted in Parliament not to extend the School-Meals voucher scheme.

Chapter 5: Have you cast your vote yet on the percentage of Tory MPs who are Heartless? Patronising? Decent? Honourable?

Chapter 6: A Tory leader's call to stand up for the most marginalised.

Chapter 7: Getting beyond a politics dominated by two main myths

Chapter 8: #GrassrootsManifestoes & outlining the comparative ease with which a #DemocracyOfNeeds could be delivered 

Chapter 9: #DeeperLegitimacyParliament; what that would look like. 

Chapter 10: 108 variations within Nonviolent Resistance & modelling #DeeperAccountability

Chapter 11: The arc of one and one's MP's journey towards the perfection of Wisdom and Compassion

Chapter 12: "In politics, trust those who do most to ensure their opponents' voices are heard"

Chapter 13: The #RightLivelihoodTeam providing a #ShadowMP service AKA "The Aspiring Dr Ambedkars of St Leonards on Sea" (#ADAOSLOS)

Chapter 14: What price for your deal with "the opposition"?

And here’s a reading out of a slightly earlier draft Introduction or Chapter 1feedback please to paul[dot]crosland@gmail{dot}com

Sharing the dream of a Triratna Right Livelihood Team in St Leonards On Sea

I find the “Triratna Mantra” playlist (opening track below as YouTube film) a perfect (uplifting) start to the day. This YouTube playlist is now my usual start to the day. 
I remember the #TriratnaAloka Triptych you show, which can be found in the basement shrine room of the London Buddhist Centre. When I lived there for 6 months (prior to #HastingsPierFire calling me away) our Karuna Trust #RightLivelihood team meditated for 40mins each morning in front of this Tryptich.

Now having established a role as #PaulCroslandIndependentCandidate & become clear how to build welfare in the most deprived part of SouthEast England, the time is ripe for the Tiratna Household that I’ve asked Alobhin to lead. Whilst his lead would be in establishing a harmonious Buddhist Household, mine would be in establishing the Aspiring Dr Ambedkars of St Leonards on sea (#ADAOSLOS) as effective in addressing the needs of the “downtrodden”. This #RightLivelihood project is one of the three projects dearest to my heart* - please see the #PaulCroslandAndAlobhin films to feel this palpably. 

May all here be well & if you can’t be well, then I wish for you that you be strong.

* The other two projects I cultivate most carefully:
1) #InvestInTheFestivalOfTheNewSociety2066 (FOTNS2066)
2) The next (five?) book(s) to be written by #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor, starting with “The Myth Of The Heartless Tory; #BeyondPolarisationInPolitics


Lockdown Mental Health Crisis
December 2020 was overwhelming for many; including me; leading to early 2021 #LockdownMentalHealthCrisis. #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor has been through the whole #BipolarWarriorCycle & undertaken a #PandemicEraReEvaluation of Projects:  Now the #BookOf2021 is “The #MythOfTheHeartlessTory”. (The strapline: trust those who do most to get their #PoliticalOpponents’ voices heard”).

the #BookOf2022 is oriented to attracting investors in the #FOTNS2066*; 

the #BookOf2023 is #LevelUpOurLife & the #BookOf2024 (inshallah) is (provisionally) to be #PaulCroslandDraftEditor’s Collaborative #NVCplus “Magnum Opus”: “Getting #GrassrootsConvergentFacilitation To The Top”. PreOrder via donations to https://PayPal.Me/RefugeTreeWoods

Your “Best Christmas Present” both to self and others?; surely it has to be #PaulCroslandDraftAuthor’s latest?

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The 4 "What If?" questions we attempt to answer in "The Myth Of The Heartless Tory"

 4 chapters of the forthcoming "Myth Of The Heartless Tory" book, due out in time for Christmas 2021 offer (provisional) answers* to these "What If?" questions:

1. What if Jeremy Hunt had won the 2019 Tory Leadership contest?

2. What if Rory Stewart had won the 2019 Tory Leadership contest? In the film below I champion Rory Stewart -out of all the candidates- as the most likely to be #SavingTheUK and getting Political Discourse beyond The Myth Of The Undeserving Poor.

3. What if Paul Crosland, Independent Candidate had been elected as the MP for the Hastings & Rye constituency in the 2019 General Election?

4. What if Jeremy Corbyn had won the 2019 General Election?

* Without your input all answers are provisional! i.e."I don't know best, we know better." 

Please add your guestimations of the chain of events flowing from any of the #WhatIfUKpolitics scenarios suggested above -comment below.


The Compass Of Political Convergence

The pattern I’m embarking on is this: 

Each winter, for the next 4 years, and then a winter off for the next General Election campaign, write a book. However I now intend to squeeze writing these 5 books before the 10th October 2024 presumed next General Election; the one about my Dad to be completed within 2 years of his (August2020) passing:

1) "The ‘Myth Of The Heartless Tory’, the ‘Would-Be Wizards of Hastings’ and the familiar cry of the Red Kite, calling for #DeeperLegitimacy #DemocracyOfNeeds

3) ”Level Up Our Life”
- This book’s tuning into #3energies derives from #FreeBuddhistAudio talks about the #BuddhistSaintsInIndia by #UrgyenSangharakshita, whose book “The #ReligionOfArt” and “Mind Reactive And Creative” booklet were also seminal precursors of the extended essay in #LevelUpOurLife titled “The Religion Of Music; integrating (your inner & outer) #CreativePunk/ #CreativeHippy/ #CreativeClassicalist and live a life less reactive, for all our sakes”.

4) “2066 and all that The New Society calls us to embody”

5) “‘Judas Was Paid’; Whip-Free Accountable Mavericks in Parliament - from William Wilberforce to the ‘Independent Candidate To Come’” #WFAMIP

Free Integration Training Here

Under this let">YouTubeFilmlet you’ll find a Twitter link where you can post your two minute responses. 

What I’m offering to unfold with each of you is what I call #FreeIntegrationTraining to meet 4 levels of need: Subsistence Needs, Freedom Needs, Community Needs & the needs relating to Meaning In (Y)our Life.
After I’ve watched and reflected on your two minute account of #BobGeldof’s life (up to his #GreatestAchievement), I will place his in the context of the #3KindsOfFaith, as a core part of #FreeIntegrationTraining and #LevelUpOurLife