I wonder if Donald Trump is going to use his big 4th of July speech to nullify the 2020 election or denounce his rivals. Other dictators use such events/speeches as a way to fake a coup, seize power, or arrest enemies. It will be interesting to see which of these he does. (Maybe all three, who knows?)
I'm the oppossite of a Trump fan - but not a partisan Democrat or such. Essentially, I abhor despotism, corruption, and greed over goodness. Sadly, it looks like Trump has now been fully unleashed on us. God help us all. At the very least, it's interesting to watch and at best it might accelerate the necessary collapse of Western Civilization we need in order to become the best that we can be.
Sometimes I think - I should pray and then I can't really figure out which god should get my prayers so usually I just pray to the one that's always been there listening. That god isn't any of the ones anyone else ever told me about but sounds a bit like all of them. Nameless and eternally real. Present but indefinable. Unknowable but impossible to deny. The god of singing and cooking and sometimes the one who hears my cries and comforts me. The god of birds and clouds and leaves in the wind.
"Could now be the time for a cooperatively run, open source alternative to Twitter, perhaps run along the lines of Wikipedia? Owned by everyone, responding to community concerns: tools to defend against trolling, manipulation by Russia or to help stem the tide of fake news." https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/what-would-twitter-be-with-wikipedia-politics/ #fediverse #mastodon
Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight: https://apnews.com/0c59cf4a09114238af55fe18e32bc454 #journalism #media #localmedia
This is great for many reasons. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/08/elizabeth-warren-pushes-to-break-up-companies-like-amazon-and-facebook.html
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