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Living in Interesting Times with Grace + Fauci's Calendar + Laughing at the Mob
A quick collection of news.
Sorry for a “non-writey” post but I really want to share a few things. One is my friend’s beautiful outpour on how to confront the weirdness of our times without losing our heads.
(I am really blessed with wonderful friends. Thank you for that! From my best childhood friend to so many people I met in the past two years—that feel like two centuries—I am surrounded by beautiful fighter souls. I feel the love, and I love you back.)
So this morning, my friend Anaïs Tekerian, a very talented artist and mother who inspires me greatly (and she also taught me a beautiful song), wrote a very thoughtful, even-headed article about making sense of life no matter what we face.
I loved her take, I love her gentle soul, and I want to share it because we do need to continue living no matter what. We need to make sense of things, and confront the monsters—and continue living.
She also commented very astutely on how “movements” get turned onto their heads and degrade via transforming good intentions into taking points-fueled role-playing religions. I have the same lament. And I don’t remember how that particular “in” joke started but Anaïs did a wonderful job describing it. :)
“A good friend and I have a game of never answering “Me, too” to messages we exchange. Though we are both strong women (and she herself is the survivor of some horrors inflicted by men) we eschew that term, which to me is part of the movement to label rather than name a problem. While the Me Too movement brought up some important issues around the violence against women, it served to categorize women and men into very disparate groups, labeling the latter as automatically guilty if accused, and the former as victims. Other movements have done the same thing, framing one group as guilty and the other as victimized, to the detriment of both groups. Labeling one group as predatory or privileged, and the other group as weak is another form of un-naming the sacredness of the individual. Ascribing negative characteristics to a whole group, with the fallacious intention of protecting the opposite group, takes away our responsibility and our freedom to respond to each other as individuals. It has always been so, no matter who the vilified group. By being so in love with categories that we see a white man as a white man first rather than an artist with a complicated and rich heritage, for example, is a desecration of the idea that we are meant to explore our connections as individuals rather than be collectivized.”
Here is the whole post:
And here is my old interview with Anaïs:
And, on a tangent, my old post about political correctness and algorithmic thought.
The second thing I want to share is the poignant cartoon by another talented artist friend, Anne Gibbons. The cartoon is brilliant and speaks for itself.
For context, if you missed it earlier, this is about our insane governor’s desire to put people into isolation camps with no due process and no time limit on the duration of the “stay.”
Oh and yes, predictably so, the ACIP did vote unanimously to make the manufacturers of COVID injections permanently legally immune—which is the legal purpose of recommending shots for being added to the to the childhood schedule of vaccines. At least we are not surprised!
Meanwhile, the organization called Open the Books released Fauci’s calendar for 2019 and early 2020, and it’s fascinating to read.
All in all, the deception is so thick that the higher-ups responsible for crimes will undoubtedly try to double down, simply to avoid jail. They are responsible for at least a million of lives, or maybe more. It makes sense for them up the lies and produce even more propaganda than before because if they allow the people to see the truth, they are screwed. I don’t know how things play out in the near future but I certainly hope that they destroy each other during my life time, and let us be free.
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