1/ Update on Unintended Consequence…
I previously shared Dave Chapelle’s non-obvious but historically-evidenced case how Trump may be the “lie that saves us”.
2/ There are SO MANY examples of unintended consequences (+ and -).
-The creation of ‘no-man’s lands in the space between North/South Korea and East/West Europe...led to more abundant wildlife.
-Ships sunk in wars have created vibrant coral reefs
-Pain-reliever aspirin helped reduce heart-attacks
-Blood pressure lowering drug (Viagra)...led to more abundant, well, lifestyles for elders.
-Safety regulations can lead to risk compensation (taking more risk feeling or believing oneself to be safer)
4/ -Prohibition + war on drugs led to rise of organized crime + powerful cartels
-Bounty paid for cobras to reduce their population, created a market incentive to breed em
-Expectation of a ban on military tattoos or guns leads to a big rush of demand to obtain before deadlines
6/ Trump attacks women...
An anti-sexual harassment movement #metoo gains unprecedented momentum, suddenly takes down decades long once-powerful abusers.
-Over 300 women are running for Congress
-75 women are running for Governor.
7/ Trump attacks minorities, embraces NRA...
-Inclusion and diversity once mere lip service and too-little too-late by so many now is growing more vocal and actionably ascendant than ever before.
-Unprecedented youth movement #neveragain sparks and rages on.
8/ This is only CONDITIONAL (not complacent) OPTIMISM —-
-for the vile that sparks vigilance
-for the hatred that sparks compassion
-for the disgust that displaces complacency
-for the grotesque that galvanizes movements
-for the shock that shakes and awakens into action
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