I dont know what the truth is anymore . Everyone lies. Has it always been like that? I don’t think so .So I can just make it up., I can decide what is true and what is not. Ugh
I dont want that job! Ugh ugh
I don’t have a choice. It comes with the package. No name . Just choose .
But beware being too rigid or God will smile and I don’t think you will like it.!
SO flexibility .
Don’t push the river. It flows by itself
A thought….I apologize if this is too political…,
I have a dream. I want to provide a Safe Haven for my people and family who need to feel safe in today’s chaotic world. I have named it Chez Clarissa and these are the details:
(I dont know if this will work – mixing the currencies of two countries but I am going to try because I need to get started and I have people to help me with international currencies)
Two story townhouse on a tree lined street in a gated community in an excellent neighborhood in Paris with a full staff of eight or nine saleries
– care taking couple of family with child in studio upstairs and salary to be negotiated
– soo chef in studio off kitchen
Driver and Mercedes
Couple on call for day trips
Service fresh flowers delivery everywhere on 4 tables
Real wood real brass working fireplace Steinway piano 2 dogs Missy and Laurel and two cats Chipper and Tigger
Concierge for booking
Budget is estimated at $3 million dollars but I don’t know about the income stream after the initial purchase so that could change.
The “Big Lie” – it’s a loaded term soaked in the genocide of World War II, but I think it’s a notion that must be marshalled – with care – in the Age of Trump (which must be understood to include not only the former President but all who enable and abet his assault on the truth).
There are many who are documenting the thousands of outright lies the former President spews with the abandon of a crop duster in a tornado. And this bearing witness to history is a noble and vital task. But what I worry is that with each focus on the daily outrage, we are missing the truth . Odds are no matter what day your last summer read this, there will be a tweet proving this point. And many of his stalwarts in Congress are weaponizing lies in the midterm elections. But rather than write about any one lie, I want to look at what is the purpose of these lies.
I see them as falling under concrete goals
1) Protect the personal and business interests of the President.
2) Deflect from news, or any facts, that call into question the President’s standing.
3) Mask the unpopularity of the GOP agenda.
4) Keep political power in line with the structural injustices of the past.
5) Play to fear by distorting and scapegoating “the other.”
6) Deny expertise – from climate science, to economics, to education – and brand it as elitist.
7) Undermine any accountability, whether it comes from the press, the justice system, or national or international societal pressures.
I am sure this is not an exhaustive list. I would be eager for your additions. But it is important to start seeing this Presidency and those who enable it as a monolithic force. And also to recognize, that for all the power they have accumulated, the “big lie” is that their version of America is popular. They wouldn’t be lying so much if they thought they could win on the merits of the truth.
And the biggest way to attack the big lie is to vote in such numbers that “This is the truth!” will ring forth at such s decibel level from precincts across America that it can not be denied.
We Are.because it creates