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It was the first day of the new year, and I could feel the hair on the back of my neck stand up inexplicably. There was a pulsing sense of hope and optimism for the year 2020. After all, we were entering an exciting new era of the "roaring 20's" when prosperity and innovation were at all-time highs. Unfortunately, the universe mistook that as a challenge, and we soon started to hear and feel the effects of her chaotic "roar."
This topic just became personal to me this week when a loved one sent a video encouraging me to stock up on groceries, fill the tank with gas, and get as much cash on hand as I possibly could. The intent was of concern, a “just in case”, but it sent me into the rabbit hole of researching this cult, what they believe, and whom they seem to pull into their web. As if we weren’t dealing with enough grief as a country, it’s just one more thing on the pile of “needs to be healed” to lose family and friends to something so bizarre and I think anyone dealing with that right now may need this gentle reminder.
I'll never forget when I found out you won the election. That day, I waited in line to get through customs in Beijing. As I sat through security, someone in the line said, "Shit! Trump's president!"
There is no doubt that the world is in full-on crazy mode. I can only speak from the perspective of an American but it seems as if it’s all crazy, not just here in the states.
When wolves turn on their own; it is hard to understand where a frenzy begins and where it will end. What will the cost be of total control lost?
On January 6th 2021, a hostile takeover of the Democratic process was attempted by staunch supporters of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. The attempted coup was not just antagonized that day, it was built over 5 years of hateful and aggressive rhetoric that fed into the vulnerabilities of a segment of America that believes that the rights afforded by the constitution are only for them and people that look like them. Stoked by President who is nothing more than an opportunist, who tapped into these vulnerabilities and exploited them for his own personal gain.
Our beliefs are a result of our family values, upbringing, life experiences, and learning. That doesn't mean they can't change. Mine are.
I was stunned but not surprised to hear that Trump supporters attacked an innocent black female in LA last Wednesday. Video shows the senseless mob going after the woman who was simply walking nearby. She says they called her the N-word and shouted “Black Lives Don't Matter." I am an avid walker and often go out alone and I ponder that this could have been me or my daughter. Donald Trump has so riled up his base that they are going after any and everyone and it’s scary. I now have to be concerned that a MAGA maniac might not like one of my online stories about Trump and come after me.
In the recent months there has been a growing, dangerous trend, named many things and, most importantly, disagreed upon to the extent of violence and mortality. As we breached the information age and attained a worldwide achievement in the form of global connectivity and communication, there is an increasing realization that the average individual is not prepared for the sheer amount of information being shoveled at them. In many ways, this is expected. It was a common belief that the average working class individual was either incapable or unwilling to be responsible for worldly knowledge; such a “curse” was befit to the clergy and, later on, the aristocrat. Many times, they became indistinguishable. Depending upon the current fad.
Chapter 3 *Multicausality or the view that personal or social problems are caused by many factors too complex to allow a precise assessment of cause.
Chapter 2 Notes (continued) In the 1800's 'Workhouses' were around that were residential and with a contract with private citizens to provide food and clothes people got to work for what they had. This brought up the idea of 'Indentured servant 'servitude' system- Five to seven people total worked their way to the colonies for food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Sponsers were gained to get to colony and this is equal to slavery in the Southern colonies.
This chapter starts off with discussing the Cyclical nature of change. These changes in social attitudes and treatment methods. Another area that is covered is whether to give commodities or give CASH. A question to ask is how would the client be motivated to use them. How responsible will they be? Could the people or will they loose control in use of the commodities or CASH? There is Conflict which is enabling people to do it themselves or is it just giving the commodities or CASH to them? Should we help and lead to a dependency on a program.