To understand the predicament we find ourselves in, we must be willing to consider the possibility that our votes have been effectively negated at almost every level. This thread unroll from Twitter describes the permanent bureaucracy that is untouchable by voters.
Like a lot of people, I'm seriously evaluating how I can be kinder yet still make a principled stand for the things that matter most. Paul Rosenberg has a great explanation on why kindness doesn't change the world, especially when dealing with sociopaths.
If you're not familiar with the book The Fourth Turning, you might be surprised at how relevant it is to our current situation. Jeff Thomas has an excellent essay on the coming tipping point of our current Fourth Turning.
In yesterday's show I referenced the recent column by Sasha Stone that beautifully describes how our system of governance has been turned against us. Here's her essay if you'd like to read it for yourself.