The sweet spot, local and international news, and what is behind it all

The sweet spot, local and international news, and what is behind it all

January 14, 2021

What I’d love to talk about (the sweet spot)

I’d love to share stories about the flourishing of earth and humanity. Stories of how humans look after earth and each other.

What I also would love to talk about (local)

In all the attention international news are drawing, it is important to keep an eye on my neighbourhood. My immediate environment. How do I want to see flourishing of earth and humanity here? How do I want us to look after earth and each other locally?

But, my attention is still drawn to polarisation

In the US, the saga continues:

  • “Aides begged Trump to intervene as MAGA rioters smashed their way into Capitol but he was ‘busy enjoying the spectacle'” [Daily Mail]
  • “Foreign spies were likely on the scene as MAGA rioters stormed Capitol” [Daily Mail]
  • “Joint Chiefs send memo to all U.S. troops condemning MAGA riots as ‘sedition’ after arrest of current and retired officers” [Daily Mail]
  • Arrest and charges are continuing [The Guardian]

The question of impeachment is being discussed and voted on in the House.

But even in Australia, the division is apparent. [Daily Mail]

How to respond? One view – from someone who researched extremism and lived through an extremist takeover of a country – makes for very sobering reading: “America Needs to Break the Back of its Fascist Movement Now – Or Else” [Eudaimonia & Co, Umair Haque]

And, sadly all of the above is a manifestation of the major challenge humanity faces: our lives and societies as we currently know them are dependent on cheap energy. [“Energy IS the economy” – a conversation between Gail Tverberg, Richard Heinberg and Art Berman, hosted by Chris Martenson]

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