If we thought 2021 would be easier sailing, that illusion evaporated with the high-noon showdown of Trump’s cult-driven coup. As its extent clarifies, so does the far-reach of its tentacles wrapped around almost every aspect of American life, from its core power structures into the depth of its disaffected psyche. Witnessing, we wait to see if the emergency brakes stop us careering over the edge into a terrifying abyss.

The last few days, even though shocking, are not surprising. Yet, the speed of so much unmasked, while profoundly unsettling, is oddly gratifying. …

I’ve been trying to find some words that do justice to Lovecraft Country, HBO’s horror, Sci-Fi magic fest, which is firmly set within America’s Black historic struggle. At the same time, after a sleepless night roaming the underworld of the US, I realized that the current 2020 election dystopia with Trump’s far-reaching noxious tentacles trying to strangle hope, we are living the sequel of Lovecraft’s 1950s.

Being undone is the agenda of our times. The US is currently being dismembered by the pervasive sulfuric fumes from the horror of America’s ancestral coding of white supremacy and Black trauma. …

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The thing that got interrupted had no business continuing. This virus, this is a god; that is not overstating things, and the gods are in the house, and god is having god’s way as god’s tend to do. Our obligation is to exercise a radical hospitality to this anarchic presence and to learn how to be undone by it. (SJ)

Its arrival was like a distant ship, a small spot on the horizon that belonged to other realms, not our shimmering shores. It took a while to slow down enough to read the…

Being in a living prayer. The art of collective resistance; carrying forward the sacred flame of Great Spirit; honouring Mother Nature and Grandmother Earth. Taking to heart Seven Lakota Values and Guidelines.

Standing Rock was a training ground to resist the march of eco-destruction that is now triggering mass extinction and the collapse of human civilisation. Seasoned activists taught new comers, like me, how to withstand militarised police and private militia, clean out tear gas from tender eyes, treat rubber bullets; how to huddle together, to move as one, arms locked, to circle and protect the vulnerable and those targeted…

This year has been brutal. Specifically because it heralded a drastic state-shift, a tipping point and planetary crossing over thresholds that should not be passed. We have stumbled from the hope of sustainability to a deeply painful reality of rapid environmental dismemberment.

We’ve seen the shredding of democratic principles and processes, we’ve been horrified by a rise in fascism, dragging its ghosts from the 1930’s/40’s, and have been appalled and enraged as billionaires flaunt and force their lethal agendas, regardless of the cost. But most devastating is the eco destruction we can no longer escape or delegate to future times…

Thanissara

From London, US resident, long-time residency in S.Africa, International Dharma teacher, Co-founder of 2 Non-Profits, Author, Poet, Vegan, Climate Activist.

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