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How To Get There 23/02/20

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 23rd, 2020 - 5 comments
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The Big Picture, rather than a snapshot of the day’s goings on. Topics rather than topical.

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5 comments on “How To Get There 23/02/20 ”

  1. greywarshark 1

    They’re talking on RadioNZ about hate speech.
    I hate hearing about hate speech. I think it should be called harassment and a legal level be established called wilful harassment. Calling it hate speech gives it too much 'strength' which appeals to the weak-minded. Saying something nasty and unpleasant to somebody makes them feel they have done something, stood up for something, they have thoughts that the country and the people take notice of – their hate speech.

    And the neolib culture is based around despising people, who in their hearts hate that approach, but absorb it and pass it on. The hypocricy of a country that has adopted having money and possessions as the arbiter of who is good has a big effect on how people view each other negatively.

    And then the numerous ways there are of preventing social mobility while at the same time professing cliches like 'hard work will advance you' yet having excluding systems of various types if you aren't the right fit, that sours people a lot. They turn around and hit out at people who appear to be lesser in status for some reason and who seem cultural scapegoats – women, people who are different, other races, other religions, or simply better off, or who are worse off. The market acts to strip away community co-existence, and then sell it back to us, piece by piece. Think Neighbourly in the newspaper, preaching community and good relations and shop locally to us. It might have a good effect, in these days of skeletonised community and drifting lost souls with no house, or no secure or comfortably living, no set routine, kept waiting to be called for work as in the Great Depression. Feeling hate about something or someone channels some of the anomie I am sure.

    Meanwhile the cliche's role out from the advantaged.

    There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. Hope Hicks

    But Vincent van Gogh said this: I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. Vincent Van Gogh


    The distance of the advantaged from the world that others know is unbridgeable I think, if a person is brought up in an exclusive bubble.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/hope-hicks-pr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Hicks

    Answer – be wary of wealth, and get up from the swivel chair and mix with ordinary people and find the ones with heart, soul and with fairness as a watchword and nurture relationships with them. With them you can discuss ideas for practicality and goodness that otherwise are regarded as 'swivel-eyed' by the 'one-eyed'. Maybe good can be found, and lead to action making more good, and then spread around.

  2. Ad 2

    Pretty weird feeling the rain and the sweetness of the air behind it.

  3. Robert Guyton 3

    This thread has died, weka. Can we consign it to the annals of history. Please?

  4. WeTheBleeple 4

    It's not the cow it's the how. New video from Savory Institute.


  5. WeTheBleeple 5

    More on regenerative agriculture. Hope is alive. Nurture it.


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