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I feel some measure of Empathy for the Non-Violent Protesters on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last week

Updated 17 January 2021

Last Wednesday evening ( 6 January 2021), I clicked on the CNN channel giving unbroken news coverage to the protests at Capitol Hill, which had the unqualified support of President Trump. For the next hour, I watched the drama unfold and then switched off the TV. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed outside the government buildingĀ  while a few hundred enraged supporters stormed into the corridors and centres of power.

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Big Screens at the President-elect Victory Speech said ‘The People have Chosen Empathy. ‘ From humble beginnings…

One dictator lost his job. The people fired him. A few more to go.
I watched on YouTube the 15 minute victory speech of President-elect Biden.
Worth a view.
I also watched the 15 minute speech of vice-President elect Kamala Harris (mother from India, father from Jamaica).
Fine speeches.

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We cannot go back to the ‘Normal’ of 2019. Let’s support radical change – a far bigger change than the 18th century Industrial Revolution. Part Three of Three

Twelve Proposals for a fundamental change for the well-being of people, animals and the environment.

Please feel free to make up your own list and put the word out.

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What to do to reduce the impact of the Global Pandemic? Part Two of Three

We need tough measures to meet the threat of pandemics, underlying health issues and a possible catastrophe among the global population.

It is easy to dispute every link below. I can offer lots. Continue reading 



Black Lives Matter. Step One: Organise. Step Two: Street Demonstrations. Step Three: ?

The First Step for a variety of meaningful changes in society starts with a handful of people sitting to organise a protest.

The Second Step consists of the best use of main streets in our cities and towns to support a demonstration for justice, rather than just main streets for shopping or driving a car. Continue reading 




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