Autor: MC

Brené Brown: Die Macht der Verletzlichkeit

Brené Brown erforscht zwischenmenschliche Verbindungen – unsere Fähigkeit für Empathie, Zugehörigkeit, Liebe. In einem ergreifenden, aber auch lustigen Vortrag bei TEDxHouston offenbart sie Einblicke in ihre Forschung, die sie auf eine persönliche Reise schickte, sich selbst besser kennenzulernen und auch den Menschen ein Stück weit besser zu verstehen.

Großes Kino – Dialoge XXXXI

taz: Bei ihrer Queen’s Speech vor dem britischen Parlament trug Königin Elizabeth II. einen blau-gelben Hut, der an die Europaflagge erinnerte. Ein subversives Statement?

Friedrich Küppersbusch: Vielleicht hatte sie einen in der Krone. Lesbar auch als „Europa könnt ihr euch an den Hut stecken“. Man kann auch ein Bekenntnis zur FDP draus machen oder der monarchische Deckel ist von Ikea. Jedenfalls kam sie zum ersten Mal seit 1974 in Zivil und ohne Pferdekutsche. Was sie vorlas, bestätigte den „harten Brexit“: Einwanderung begrenzen, Zölle erheben und neue Handelsabkommen mit einzelnen Ländern. Warten wir ab, ob Frank-Walter Steinmeier bald im Sex-Pistols-Shirt antwortet.

 

via Wie geht es uns, Herr Küppersbusch?

dichter dran LX

„There is more than one kind of freedom… Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don’t underrate it.“

Margaret Atwood

This is how fascism comes to America

„We’re supposed to believe that Trump’s support stems from economic stagnation or dislocation. Maybe some of it does. But what Trump offers his followers are not economic remedies — his proposals change daily. What he offers is an attitude, an aura of crude strength and machismo, a boasting disrespect for the niceties of the democratic culture that he claims, and his followers believe, has produced national weakness and incompetence. His incoherent and contradictory utterances have one thing in common: They provoke and play on feelings of resentment and disdain, intermingled with bits of fear, hatred and anger. His public discourse consists of attacking or ridiculing a wide range of “others” — Muslims, Hispanics, women, Chinese, Mexicans, Europeans, Arabs, immigrants, refugees — whom he depicts either as threats or as objects of derision. His program, such as it is, consists chiefly of promises to get tough with foreigners and people of nonwhite complexion. He will deport them, bar them, get them to knuckle under, make them pay up or make them shut up.

That this tough-guy, get-mad-and-get-even approach has gained him an increasingly large and enthusiastic following has probably surprised Trump as much as anyone else. Trump himself is simply and quite literally an egomaniac. But the phenomenon he has created and now leads has become something larger than him, and something far more dangerous.“

Sehr lesenswert: Robert Kagan – This is how fascism comes to America

Zur Kündigung des Klimaabkommens: Greg Sargent – Trump is about to do something terrible and destructive. The GOP must own the consequences.

Erschreckend: David Brooks – When the World Is Led by a Child

“We badly want to understand Trump, to grasp him,” David Roberts writes in Vox. “It might give us some sense of control, or at least an ability to predict what he will do next. But what if there’s nothing to understand? What if there is no there there?”

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