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This Week’s TV, Radio Shows & Blog for December 10, 2018


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hazel & mitchell abw tvMonday, Dec. 11, 7pm EST:  Mitchell’s guest this evening is environmentalist, social entrepreneur, enlightened economist, Hazel Henderson. 

Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC (USA and Brazil), a Certified B Corporation.  She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and author of  award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series in global distribution at www.films.com, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard®and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®. Her editorials are syndicated globally by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, as well as journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France and Australia. 

 Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network.  She has been Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the World Business Academy; and is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. 
She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754. In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America.  In 2012, she was honored with the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe.  In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame. Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK,  is available for free download from www.ethicalmarkets.com.

Hazel is a colleague and good friend of Mitchell’s and A Better World.  She has been a guest on A Better World Radio a discussing both the building of a renewable economy and an economy based on love.  Mitchell is on the Ethical Market’s Global Advisory Board and EthMark Awards Committee. 

One of Mitchell’s more recent interviews with Hazel on A Better World Radio is here: http://abetterworld.tv/?s=hazel+henderson&cat=0


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This Week’s A Better World Media
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In this week’s Radio show, Mitchell speaks with Jungian Astrologer, long-time friend of A Better World and Mitchell’s, Monty Taylor.  Monty is a gifted astrologer, bringing great integrity, historicity as well as archetypal purview to the profession.  We need a ‘higher view’ of the elements with which we are dealing as they are obviously thorny and pressing us into a new identity that is the restoration of integrity, justice and dignity as a human race and as a society after these have been so heavily challenged by rogue elements in high positions of power.  But when the going gets tough, as they say, the tough get going.  So, that’s what I see for 2019.  I now look forward to hearing what Monty has to say.  Is the wind to our back, or….?
On A Better World TV this week is environmentalist and evolutionary economist Hazel Henderson.  Hazel is just one of the pioneers and leaders in the environmental movement, starting in NYC in the late 1950’s and continuing to this day.  She has wisely used her knowledge of economics and finance to advance the conversation of establishing a photon-based, solar economy and one that offers the business case for keeping fossil assets underground.  Hazel is one of my mentors, good friends and heroes, so we love to highlight her work here on A Better World.
Has Democracy in the USA Been Kidnapped?
It does seem quite obvious, does it not?  Take a look at just a few points even prior to the Trump Administration.  Some say that it was kidnapped quite some time ago and remains in some form of quasi-democratic state.  When we review how power is distributed and utilized in the U.S. and who is subject to which laws, that is, there is the law for the elite and another for “everyone else”, any political scientist would be hard-pressed to see that we don’t have chief arvol looking horseproblems here, right here, “in River City”.
This did not at all begin with the current Trump Administration, even if it has brought our country, over the past two years, to extraordinarily new lows and violations of law.  The kidnapping of Democracy may have happened when Columbus first came to these shores and decimated the native people’s way of life with so-called “Democracy”.  Perhaps we’ve been paying a price for that first theft and scourge ever since? 
Around the time of 9/11, T-shirts at Union Square Park in NYC started showing up at booths with this written across it, with an image of Native Peoples behind this:  “Fighting Terrorism Since 1492″….
But to come up to date, to restore at least some greater level of Democracy today, it seems to me that a few fundamental investigations and prosecutions would need to take place to honor the rule of law, both U.S. law and international.  There are deeper levels of restoration having to do with true, heartfelt apologies to the indigenous people of this land, to the blacks, Chinese, Japanese, Hispanics, as I asked Clinton to do when he first came to office, but that just simply isn’t ‘inbush-v-gore the cards’ for this President, so backward we have gone.
A few highlights over the past 18 years….
1.  In 2000, GW Bush stole the election.  Gore won Florida and more.  Jeb Bush colluded with the Secretary of State, suppressed votes, and more.  The Supreme Court, without jurisdiction, entered and selected a President, completely unconstitutionally and illegally, yet it was allowed to stand.  Want details?  Sure.  Go to Greg Palast’s The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
2. The Bush-Cheney Administration blatantly lied to the American People (in effect, admitted this later) about Weapons of Mass Destruction and forged ahead with an illegal, preemptive attack and war in Iraq from which the region–nor the world–has ever recovered.  It could easily be argued that the state of the world has spiraled downward since.  A question about the legitimacy of the war in Afghanistan needs to be investigated as well. Starting a war against a whole country to reach one man (who was held guilty in no Court except for the Court of the Press) is nothing short of bizarre. We can reach back to Vietnam as well and query its legitimacy, but the primary actors there have since passed and I’d like this discussion to focus on generally more immediate concerns.
3. In 2004, Ken Blackwell, Republican Secretary of State in Ohio, even though he’s black, he’s Republican, and again colluded to suppress the vote.  The owner of the voting machine co., Diebold, declared publicly that ‘he would do anything’ to help GW win.  Apparently he did.
4. In 2011 or so, Obama signed the NDAA, an unconstitutional piece of legislation.  Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, et al, sued and won–that is, part of the law was stricken as a result.
5. Obama supplied the Saudi regime with weapons to fight the poorest country in Africa, perhaps in the world, Yemen.  Even if legal, it’s completely unethical.  Add that to the large pile of human bush gore popular voterights violations by a laureate of the Nobel Prize for Peace.
6. In 2016, Clinton and Wasserman-Schultz conspired to marginalize Bernie Sanders and stole the Democratic nomination from him.  Even they hadn’t done that, Bernie would have been the nominee and would have soundly beaten Trump–he was the only one, Democrat or Republican, who could stand up to this name-calling, low-life bully.  And we wouldn’t be in this mess that we’re in now.  Oh, we’d be in messes, don’t get me wrong!  But higher-level messes, I daresay!
7. Trump is completely self-interested and behind all decisions and policies are his own and family’s financial interests, e..g., Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, the tax theft bill, seeking to kill Obamacare, what Betsy de Voss is doing, Wilbur Ross, and on the list goes.  It’s as obvious as day.  Emoluments?
8. The election was influenced by probably several foreign nationals, Russia being prominent.  Trump did not win on his own at all.  That’s a joke!   I know the American People are disillusioned with Politics-As-Usual and with the Democratic Party in particular—for good reason!  But that’s not a reason to turn to a con man (everyone in NY knows this about him….now the rest of the country is–slowly but definitely—catching on…How about turning Green?  Jill Stein?  You betcha!
9.  Jeff Sessions lied to Congress under oath twice.  Was he prosecuted?  If a black man under suspicion for wrongdoing of any sort did that, you know what would happen?  Of course you do.
10. Trump said he’d gladly be interviewed by Mueller, 100%!  So?
10. If Trump weren’t guilty of many violations of law, why would he be so antagonistic to Mueller?  Why not welcome the investigation so to clear his name of any alleged wrongdoing? WHY?!!trump-lies
11.  Where are the tax returns?  Were they being audited in 2016?  Did anyone check?  Are they still being audited?!!  He won’t reveal them because they’ll show his real relationship with foreign nationals that he’s lied about and that he doesn’t make nearly as much as he suggests he does.  His resistance to the investigation is itself a signal of obstruction.
12. Matt Whitaker is an illegal AG.  I wonder if he’s documented?  The Deputy AG, in this case, Rosenstein, by the Constitution and legislation, is to be acting AG.  But again, this week, Barr was nominated.  Again, another a wholly-biased, political appointee.  Where does he find these guys?  Why don’t people in the DOJ believe in justice?!!!  Bias is to be toward The People, not government, not the Office of President, which is here for one reason and one reason only: to serve The People.  Why is this lost sight by our DOJ and SCOTUS so easily?  It’s bizarre and self-interested and incorrect.
This is not a political appointment yet made so by this unfit President.  Accordingly to law, Rosenstein is to have been appointed the legally proper acting AG.  Whatever Whitaker does has no legal weight.  We need a legally appointed AG!  Is this not the height of hubris of this Administration that the highest law-enforcement officer of the land is actually illegal?!  When dealing with a mobster, it’s actually perfect!  But upon dealing with a real President, not an imposter, we really should have one that legally holds the position. 
How to handle appointments or elections of the DOJ right up to the Supreme Court if they are supposed to be apolitical?  We should ask, “is there such a thing?”  Relatively speaking, yes.  What the Constitution spells out I don’t think leaves enough room for justice!  The Constitution, appreciate it as much as I do and as valuable as it is in many respects, is a document in dire need of updating on many fronts.
13. Trump has been found to have lied over 6,000 times since Day 1 of his inauguration, starting with “crowd size”. He has gotten exceedingly nervous and for good reason.  I almost started to feel sorry for him, a touch of compassion, as he is being circled with really nowhere to turn.  His prior actions, karma, are biting at his heels.
This is all for for starters!  Without a legal AG, Democracy in the U.S. has been kidnapped….help!  People of conscience and moral compass must be alarmed at behavior that has been normalized.  We’ve become numbed, anesthetized because there is so much to deal with. which has been Trump’s business strategy for decades.  Hurt, insult, injure, distract, cajole, praise, pull away, and come back with another attack.  That’s the Trump M.O.  Very transparent.  And in respect to most, very effective, sick as it is.  This is what bullies do.  We need to keep ourselves clear about the daily assaults on our consciousness. 
This is very important. The technique of keeping us off-center is the ‘barrage technique’.  Overload them with so much stuff they can’t remember what was last, where we are and where we’re going.  Just remember, this is a deliberate technique.  Combine that with incessant lies and the authority the Presidency is supposed to carry and you have a mess on your hands and in your mind!  That’s the whole point and purpose of the barrage technique.  it’s daily.  But once you see it in action, take a breath and watch!  One of the many problems is that the media is part of the problem–they help, by way of their reportage, perpetuate the problem instead of whole-heartedly blow the whistle on it.  Because the technique boosts ratings.  A problem!
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