Happy weekend my friends. Wasn’t it lovely to feel hope in the world this last week? Brilliant, especially after the year we’ve had. Equally, the emotions and love expressed for VP-Elect Kamala Harris was icing on the cake. For all women, but especially women of colour, the impact was glorious to witness. Moments like this matter.
Of course, lots of shenanigans going on following the US election, and I appreciate how concerned people are, but if you read through some of the articles below, and a lot of the social media discussions by experts who get it, it appears to have been the most secure election ever held. And legal cases are starting to collapse.
One thing struck me this last week, and it is all Americans, regardless of political affiliation (excluding the Cult of Trump) take enormous umbrage to anyone delegitimizing the US Election – even Donald Trump. After all the things he’s done, this is the line he crossed that was considered unacceptable. A curious nation the US.
Hey did you see Biden is confirmed for Georgia? That’s 306 for Biden! After I was reading about Georgia, my friend David Lim (who shares awesome information) shared this article – When the Narcissist Fails – and well, it kind of reads like a resume, doesn’t it? An important read if you want to understand and interpret behaviour in the coming weeks and months.
If there is one thing that really stands out for me following US Election 2020, it’s the clear division that exists in society and it will continue to get worse if we don’t get it in hand. We know this isn’t just an American problem, but it is time for us to collectively address it.
There are multiple issues contributing to this
- The media is too divided – so one ‘side’ trusts a perspective and the other side does not trust it at all
- Family and community divisions, where people are no longer on speaking terms
- Lack of transparency, which has exacerbated lack of trust and it’s gotten much worse over the last two decades
- Demographics – the young are voting so differently to older votes and older voters still dominate in the election cycle, hopefully for the last time. This is not a dig at Boomers, it’s just reality. Different age groups have different priorities, very different
And yet the world keeps ticking on, COVID is off the charts in the Northern Hemisphere, and what can we do? Educate ourselves, be kind, spread love, and all commit to bringing the world back together. Not hard, right?
Do They Know It’s Christmas (2020) – Single by Phuket Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) – my sons are singing in the chorus, but I’m not sharing it because of that, PAPA have been incredible in the Phuket area to support those in need – and because it’s a global tourist destination, a lot are in need. If you buy a copy of the song, all profits will help to continue this work. An easy way to support people who really need it. Can I count on you?
The Trust economy will unlock a new world of opportunity. Shared by Gilbert Hill, he is one of the smartest people I know, so when it comes to data and privacy, a must follow!!
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
#Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner – “Three Seconds” – tks Ali Davies
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Malcolm Turnbull attacks ‘shocking legacy’ of Murdoch and News Corp on climate crisis – tks Claude Cajella
How Covid-19 Is Changing Southeast Asia’s Consumers tks Karen Prager
The Trump Presidency In Numbers tks Eylard Wurpel
Biden is at 306 electoral votes, according to CNN – Biden secures 50.9%, which is 78,187,479 votes, versus Trump at 47.3% with 72,767,368.
Trump Won’t Accept Defeat. Ever. tks David Lim
With Trump’s Loss, Murdoch’s Fox News Faces Wrath And Tough Choices tks Frank Roberts
Fox News cuts off Kayleigh McEnany for lying about joe Biden victory
Business and Technology
New IBM CEO sent President-elect Biden a letter. Here’s why he wrote it tks Nishan Weerasinghe
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
The Social Dilemma: A Horror Film in Documentary Clothing Tara Cremin Moody
Dear White America: You’re Welcome tks Brian Sibley
Magic mushrooms and depression tks Phillipa Edwards
Ayahuasca Stimulates Neurogenesis In The Hippocampus, Study Shows tks Nathan Midler
Passion, humour, history
The Indian diver who has saved more than 100 lives – I just love this story
It’s about that fearless spirit and imagination when pushing boundaries
Let me know what jumped out at you?
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