With the Woodward tapes, bypassing Woodward’s ethics in withholding such incriminating information, I am going crazy. How can this be happening to us? Right before our eyes, a depraved person is our President. Could history look back and see this not as our catastrophe but as what actually saved humanity? Unless he kills us all, we could end up thanking him for getting us to deal with how fundamentally things need to change.
Can we start there? Thank you, Trump, for driving us to such despair that we actually grapple with righting the world. Our greatest economy ever, before COVID, was challenging for most people. It’s not just economic bottom lines for our country that are in play, but it’s also how it is for people, and that was terrible for masses of them before COVID. Now, if we had our wits about us, Republican legislators would join with Democrats to immediately remove a mentally disturbed person from the Presidency.
OK, now we would be in the real world. No matter who the emergency President would be, we would need to look for what would turn the world into a cooperative place. What would we need to do to make the well-being of the world as important to people as their own well-being? What would make the most radical change? Could it be a version of Universal Basic Income, that would provide food, shelter, health care and education for every human being on earth? Then, we wouldn’t need wars. Use the military budgets to support everyone. We have enough. What else to do? How about everyone praying? No fooling. Get everyone focused on making this a kinder world. Take one minute a day at the same time in every time zone, so the world is vibing with people being nice to one another. Almost 100 medical schools are teaching that focused intention can have effects in the material world, based on scientific studies which prove it. (Here’s my podcast with Larry Dossey, who got that material into the medical schools.) Get the world to be kinder that way and we’ll have a tool to achieve other ends!
We’ve got to stop pussyfooting. Our pandemic is unthinkably bad, but it could be child’s play compared to what climate change could do to us. For at least a chance to stop those ravages, we have to put up a good fight. This is the survival of humanity we are talking about. It hasn’t happened before. There are no precedents. We can’t keep going with any version of business as usual. We need to break free of all old thinking and everyone who is beyond their own struggle for survival has to show up to help. This is not political. This is LIFE OR DEATH.
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