As Thanksgiving is coming up and many of us hopefully manage to team up with family or friends, awkward tensions over political issues may arise. Therefore, today I share articles, mini-pieces, and videos to prepare you well.
On Thanksgiving we meet to celebrate our communal connections, our sense of belonging, the things we either have or hope to have some day, or a famous past that we profit from in the present — such as past inventions, medical developments, economic and political developments… uh, oh… maybe not the latter… It may be worth to take a look at a path towards a Good Life for All or at issues that cause tension in our families or circles of friends, and a possible way to resolve them constructively.
For this purpose, I today share links to:
- prior Thanksgiving posts worth revisiting and
- some videos that may help in overcoming tensions with our fellow celebrants
I. Major Articles
A Beautiful Future (Happy Thanksgiving) — (2017-11-23)
“Imagine a future free from financial worry, free to be who we really are, free to grow inside, free to enjoy life.” — This seems to me one of my best articles ever. It amazed me when I reread it just now. It explains how we may end financial insecurity in our country, allowing all of us a life without anxiety and giving us many options we never had before.
Thanksgiving, What Thanksgiving? — (2016-11-26)
“I’ve long found the placement of our big national elections right between Halloween and Thanksgiving quite ironic. First we open up with a show of monsters. Then we vote for some of them. And finally, we are given a little time off from our drudgery to be thankful for it all.”
- What if We Were Paid for Work in Assets rather than Ephemeral Wages? (2017-11-21
- The Shared Assets Economy – Part 2 (2017-11-22)
II. Brief Pieces
If you want to arm yourself for tough discussions with quick insightful mini-articles, you can check out my QuickyPinions.
III. Video Compilation
Video Weekend 11-25-2017 (12 Videos)
“Twelve great videos befitting our Thanksgiving week. The first is a report on the current GOP tax scam and the near future our oligarchs are planning for us. Ack! The other 11 videos are thoughts from around the world about the UBI portion of the great future we must fight for.”
IV. More Videos
1. Lost in Right-Wing Fascism But Then Getting Out
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement – and how I got out | Christian Picciolini”)
2. Even monkeys can overcome cruelty and shift to peace and prosperity for All
Man, if baboons can do this, shame on us if we don’t:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche (by dr. Robert Sapolsky)”)
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