Hello my friends! I am sorry to have been silent so long since my last episode. I have been trying (as I explain within) but like everyone else, I am finding many things more of a struggle than usual lately. This one came from several sources of inspiration – especially a bracing blog (which I must guiltily admit appeals as much to my narrative curiosity, as to my thirst for direct honesty), a film which I expected to dislike, and a podcast by a friend who is even clearer about the priority of environment than I am – which is rare in the extreme.
Above all else though, this is for my dear friend Chris – and the many like him, who are feeling frustrated and disconnected from traditional allies in an already very lonely time because of the sort of passionate mix-ups, misunderstandings and mishearings, which can sometimes harmfully mask our far deeper heartfelt agreements, just when we need our confidence in them the most.
I love all the try-ers, the ones with heart, art and generous humour most of all. I am always ashamed when I hurt anyone’s feelings – but none more than them, my own eccentric spiritual tribe.
Please accept my apologies, my biggest hug, and my best clear honest thinking.
Had I better to offer, it would be at your feet.
For all of those beautiful courageous souls who really do love truth and responsibility more than comforting delusion, there are still a few superb resources.
Best investigative reporting in America right now (by far) https://theintercept.com/
Sweet wise well informed guys with big hearts and long memories http://www.tomdispatch.com/
Morris Berman’s unique blog (hilariously honest about the real state of affairs) http://morrisberman.blogspot.com/
Morris Berman’s recent Interview with the brilliant radio show and podcast “Nature Bats Last” https://youtu.be/hhKLrm8QWrU
More excellent Nature Bats Last shows can be enjoyed here https://naturebatslast.podbean.com/
And here’s Berman writing about America and Rome, a couple of decades ago in the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/oct/06/books.guardianreview5