Was anyone surprised by what happened in the US Capitol this week? I have to be honest, my only real surprise was it wasn’t bigger, more violent and a lot more deadly. I suppose that’s what happens when you don’t use violent force against protestors. They have nowhere else to go!
For the last four years, I’ve wondered how Donald Trump could top his last shocking action or comment – which he has done again, and again and again. I mean, can you make sense of the man? I was speaking with my hubby about it and we realized putting ourselves in his shoes is absolutely impossible, because he’s unimaginable.
Is it because of his high level of narcissism? Maybe. My husband believes he’s either really smart or really stupid, and he’s still not sure which one. I came to the conclusion this week, that he must be the most extreme example of someone who has no thought for or comprehension of consequences. He says and does whatever the hell he wants and then designs a narrative to suit him after-the-fact.
Are either of us right? Who knows. I will definitely watch #Unfit to try and get a better understanding of the man from professionals.
Another interesting aspect of the story this week was how quickly the right blamed Antifa for the violence. Seriously, they can’t even take responsibility for their own actions? Not surprising really, considering their leadership.
Did you watch some of the interviews with the protestors? They really believe the #StopTheSteal narrative, and they are not all mad, they are just seeing different news to the rest of us! The media and information channels are OUT OF CONTROL and need to be addressed, AND finally held accountable. Rupert Murdoch number one!!
Not to mention the video (below) with Lindsay Graham begging the Democrats not to Impeach the President because it will further divide the US. Seriously? You boys ever going to take some responsibility for creating and enabling this? There is no much head smacking going on this week.
If you haven’t managed to keep up with what’s been going on, scroll down to Global Politics and you’ll see plenty on the topic. I don’t know who wins biggest moron of the week in the Trump inner circles. I think Giuliani has got it again. That man, sheesh!
Tell me your favourite, most surprising, or most shocking moment of the week? Would love to know.
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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
EDM Carbon Footprint: Sustainable Email Marketing tks Michelle Cockrill
Saving Brazil’s savanna by reseeding and restoring it tks Ali Davies
BioNTech Founders Türeci and Şahin on the Battle against COVID-19 tks Karen Prager
Watch Giuliani Demand ‘Trial by Combat’ to Settle the Election tks Mark Mulkerin
The Lindsay Graham interview on Fox. Worth a watch.
MAGA World Is Splintering tks Joyce Ano
Joe Biden: Capitol riots were ‘darkest day’ in US history tks Caroline Frater
4 dead after Capitol siege: 1 shot, 3 from ‘medical emergencies’ tks Denise Chai
Michael Pascoe: Politics evolved in 2020 – corruption is now openly accepted tks Phillipa Edwards
For Stacey Abrams, revenge is a dish best served blue tks Roshini Ganesan
President Trump, on tape, presses Georgia official to ‘find’ votes
Scott Morrison should shut down his MPs who dance with disinformation propaganda tks Phillipa Edwards
Business and Technology
A different world: could 2021 be the best year for a generation? tks Aysen Yilmaz
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Ideas Report 2020 Afua Hirsch on why doubt isn’t evenly distributed tks Avis Easteal
Passion, humour, history
Danes rage over children’s television about the world’s longest penis tks Heather Hansen
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