When the new political organisation, that we now call Resurgence, was being formed four years ago it was intended to fill a gap in the political spectrum. Our assessment of the state of the nation indicated that we were in dire straits and this had not come about by accident or naturally. Most of the ailments afflicting our communities and our society were the direct consequence of policies developed by all the major parties and implemented by them when in power. The cumulative effect of these policies was creating a society that was unsustainable. It was clear that political parties were the problem and they were clinging on to power because we have a broken democracy.