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Interesting Comments but I like this one especially:
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." --John Adams
Agree. The tide is turning. More democracy is GOOD. I believe in a more "socialist democractic" country/government but believe we should have a balanced budget and that there needs to be mass participation and transparency within government. That individuals elected should be the best of us, not meaning best as in, the richest, smartest, etc. necessarily but of high character (respect, empathy, logic and reasoning, mental toughness, etc.) as well. I think rules can be good for increasing freedom but balance is also key.
Have a good and productive day. Lets be kind and civil to one another. (7 good minutes podcast is excellent! https://7goodminutes.com/podcast/ ).
Some more excellent media: (check out my YouTube for lots of great videos as well in my saved playlists if you want at www.youtube.com/kuleto ):
"Humanity's planet-shaping powers -- and what they mean for the future | Achim Steiner
Humanity now has incredible power to shape nature and the Earth: the power to destroy and the power to repair, says sustainability champion and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. In this action-oriented talk, Steiner shows how this power is putting our own survival at risk -- and takes us on a global tour of individuals and societies that are choosing to write a new, sustainable and equitable chapter for people and the planet."
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The US needs a radical revolution of values | Dr. Bernice King
To cultivate a society grounded in equity and love, we must uproot systems of oppression and violence towards Black communities, says Dr. Bernice Albertine King, community builder and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In a time of mourning and protest, King calls for a revolution of values, allies that engage and a world where anger is channeled into social and economic change. "Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation," King says. "Every generation is called to this freedom struggle." (This video, excerpted from a panel featuring Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson and Anthony D. Romero, was recorded June 3, 2020. Watch the full discussion at go.ted.com/endingracism)
The end of globalization (and the beginning of something new) | Mike O'Sullivan
"Globalization is on its deathbed," says economist Mike O'Sullivan. The question now is: What's next? Tracing the historical successes and failures of globalization, O'Sullivan forecasts a new world order where countries come together over shared values rather than geography. Learn how big regional powers like the United States and China will be driven by distinct ways of governing trade, technology and people -- while smaller nations will forge new alliances to solve problems.
How forgiveness can create a more just legal system | Martha Minow
Pardons, commutations and bankruptcy laws are all tools of forgiveness within the US legal system. Are we using them frequently enough, and with fairness? Law professor Martha Minow outlines how these merciful measures can reinforce racial and economic inequality -- and makes the case for creating a system of restorative justice that focuses on accountability and reconciliation rather than punishment.
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