Since my last Weekend Reads, the news and analysis from the US Capitol rampage has certainly been eye opening. As more and more footage and information comes to light, one thing that struck me is the repositioning of who was responsible, as well as the words used to describe what it was.
Regardless of the fact that those WHO ARE responsible don’t want to stand up and take responsibility (Antifa’s fault), it is what people truly believe that is of greatest concern as we look ahead.
After the election, up to 47% of Americans (Democrats included at 30%) believed the election was stolen from Trump. That figure may have changed since January 6th, with more than half thinking Trump should be impeached, but what a PR disaster for the Democrats. They have got to work on their truth telling and message stickiness if they have any chance of getting America peaceful and more aligned. It really requires a different sort of game.
I mean, read this, and we know it’s now global: The Prophecies of Q – American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase. Thanks for the share Craig Troskosky
But it’s the re-positioning that really makes my head swivel. It’s now The First Amendment Protests, and with so many convinced in their truth, I think we can expect this all to take on a life of its own. Ignore the fact the so-called First Amendment issue happened after the protest, because hey, truth hasn’t exactly been important in recent years!
In light of all of this, Edelman released its Trust Barometer, now in its 21st year, and the lack of trust around the world is alarming. Whatever you do, whoever you are, building and maintaining trust is a priority for every single one of us. Equally, without trust in the institutions that manage our lives, it will be very challenging to move forward to address the multiple crisis’ facing humanity. We have to get on top of this.
Here is a link to the full report.
Here is a link to the Website, where there is more commentary.
And here’s my position in regards to the report: CEOs have been called to lead, we all have – Edelman Trust Barometer.
Yes – You Can Innovate! An interview with Natalie Turner – a woman I admire, we are living in the time of innovation. Natalie is a game changing thinker on innovation, and a wonderful person, do follow her.
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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
Scientists call for pause on AstraZeneca vaccine rollout tks Phillipa Edwards
White House Task Force warns Florida of ‘significant’ COVID deaths tks Elsa Gagnon Robinet
Try Guys Debunk COVID Vaccine Conspiracies With Dr. Fauci tks Denise Chai
I know who was behind the Capitol riots…. (Capitol LEO recap part 2)
How Joe Biden stole the election – tks Andy Lopata
Hey, Republicans Who Supported This President: Are We Great Again Yet?
Murdoch cannot whitewash his role in the most destructive presidency in US history tks Phillipa Edwards
A growing number of governments are spreading disinformation online tks Willie Wahlin
The Loneliness of Donald Trump tks Aysen Yilmaz
‘Untethered from reality’: Alisyn Camerota calls out Trump supporters tks Joyce Ano
Business and Technology
Revealed: Australia’s Top 40 Tax Dodgers for 2021 tks Phillipa Edwards
How CEOs became the 4th branch of government tks Damian Corbet
Amazon Will Suspend Hosting For Pro-Trump Social Network Parler tks Brian Sibley
Bitcoin’s Biggest Plunge Since March Shakes Faith in Crypto Boom tks Shaun McEwan
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit – tks Barry Graubart
A night at the garden tks John Gordon
BBC’s ‘The Archers’ spotlights modern slavery in our backyards tks Francine Varner
The ‘Shared Psychosis’ of Donald Trump and His Loyalists tks Denise Chai
Passion, humour, history
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