Monday, October 11, 2021

A MUST-SEE: Bill Maher is saying what our news journalists need to be saying NOW - what do YOU think?

Although I disagree with him at times,  I think Bill Maher is frighteningly accurate with this latest dire warning on the disaster we are facing in our country with Trump's return to the presidency in 2024. We are a dumbed-down country with the least conscious among us under the influence of a cult leader who spews constant lies that are believed and acted on by his followers. As we know by now, Trump and the GOP leaders have no moral compass and will do ANYthing to regain and keep power.  With the aid of McConnell and a soon-to-be (in gerrymandered 2022 elections) Republican House and Senate, Trump and the GOP are steadily setting in place the cult members who will lie to put him back in the White House -- and completely destroy our democracy.  They are putting into power the state legislators who will decide which votes count in forthcoming elections. They will erode democracy from within by following Trump's orders for finding "more votes" whenever and wherever he needs them.

The Democrats, sadly, are not up to this fight. They are acting like it's politics in the old normal way.  It's NOT.  Biden and Harris -- and even Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary who seemingly can't bring order to merchant ships stacked up in our ports -- are out of their league when it comes to fighting in the gutter and the sewer. The muck-covered GOP, McConnell and Trump are in their element. They cause the fires and set off explosions -- and then run back to their approving patron corporate supporters, leaving the Democrats to face the consequences and clean up the debris (and with McConnell in charge of the Senate, all the while hampering them from doing so).

Trump Party members are determined to have their own way -- to line their pockets and bring down our country...and they're already doing a heckuvajob of it!  It's AWOOGAH! ALL HANDS ON DECK! time for Democrats and voters who want to keep living in a democratic republic. (Oh, and by the way, to save the planet as our viable home!)  But you wouldn't know the depth of the crisis from the way journalists of all kinds are just plodding along with political reporting as usual. Their hair should be on fire, but most of them are still acting as though there are legitimate "both sides" to political arguments.  

And all the while, behind the scenes -- and even out in the open -- the Republicans are changing the gears that run our country, installing rightwing judges, and gerrymandering districts to elect legislators and governors who will follow Trump's orders by lying to keep him in power.  

I remember Hitler's Germany.  I vividly recall those sad and terrible years of WWII.  The stench of this is the same...and, this time, it's happening in our country. 😢😪😵😐🤔  Where is our powerful Democratic leader this time? Where is our take-the-reins, no-holds-barred FDR? (Though he may have had failings, Roosevelt at least was BOLD).  Where is our "IF NOT NOW, WHEN?" Leader????  Do we have to depend on a comedian to tell us the bold truth and demand action????  

Question for President Biden:  Please stop your helpless dickering. How about doing away with the filibuster for starts????  (Some how-to suggestions for Joe: )

Since our country's leadership and watchdog journalists are not up to the job, I guess we will just have to count on angels to save us. 😪😢🙏

For me, it's Wake UP! time for our country.  Watch Maher's impassioned plea/warning monologue at the link below, and decide what YOU think. Do we need to start marching in the streets to get some action from our leaders? I've done this before in my life -- and am ready to grab a cane and do it again at age 85.

From CNN:

Maher's monologue

HBO host Bill Maher went viral after he warned of Trump's "slow coup" on "Real Time" Friday night. He delivered an eight-minute monologue premised on these three points: Trump "will run in 2024; he will get the Republican nomination; and whatever happens on election night, the next day he will announce that he won."
Maher laid out a scary undemocratic scenario in the hopes of arousing viewers from slumber.
"I've been saying it ever since he lost, he's like a shark that's not gone, just gone out to sea," Maher warned. "But actually he's been quietly eating people this whole time." Using a reference from "Game of Thrones," a show in which power-hungry characters kill each other for the coveted Iron Throne, Maher clarifies his warning by saying, "And by eating people, I mean he has been methodically purging the Republican party of anyone who voted for his impeachment or doesn't believe that he is the rightful leader of the Seven Kingdoms."
MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan reacted by commenting, "I wish more actual journalists would say what a late-night comedian's saying."
Coming at it from a very different ideological POV, "Allahpundit" of the Hot Air blog said Maher was right, "even if Republicans don't want to hear it. And it's a show of integrity on his part that he felt obliged to drop this truth bomb at the very moment that he's gaining right-wing fans for his anti-woke commentary."
Decide for yourself -— here's the monologue.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

A letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter on the Universal Force of Love ❤️

I know I sent this before, but it is so inspiring, it's definitely worth a 2nd go-around, especially now when love and understanding are so much needed in our world. ❤️  Beautiful photo of Einstein, too. (~.~)



A letter from Albert Einstein to his daughter, Lieserl on The Universal Force of Love

"When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.

I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.

There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE.

When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force. Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals. For love we live and die. Love is God and God is Love.

This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation. If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.

After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…

If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.

Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.

However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.

When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life.

I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it's too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer! ".

Your father,
Albert Einstein