!!!P.S. The following History and recent Children's stats linked to, need to be emphasized!!! Update: And it gets worse: KIDS!!!!
No, we aren't talking a river in Egypt. But denial can be something that could put a person in a half-sleep for years and years. It could put a kidney dialysis advocate with 20+ years of experience into a half-stupor who became somewhat contented to rest on his laurels. But then along came a NYT's best-selling author who shook that dialysis advocate awake! (see the author's interview with Northwest Passages) The advocate had dreamed of a Camelot not far from his Denver Colorado home, now he has been told that dream isn't real! He has been told that "King Arthur" and his court are more interested in mundane things like earnings and revenues than proper medical care! The book author with his new book had fanned the flames of a fire that had been burning for decades! He lit up a burning in the advocate's soul that caused him to join hands with the Washington D.C. organization M.I. Mother's Keeper! It caused him to put up a YouTube channel! (ok, I took down the colorful language version). It also caused him to put up a Spotify Audio podcast channel where he took a Walk in downtown Denver! He(me) found it so enjoyable he planned another Walk on Sunday December 3rd, 2023! (corrected) Join us!! - or pick one of nine+ ways to help
This blog will end with a couple of quotes:
From the article 'Warren Buffett: America's Folksiest Predator' by Matt Stoller (author of the book Goliath - part of this Reading List)
"One of the more important figures in American capitalism over the last forty years is Warren Buffett (aka the King Arthur of capitalism), the legendary investor who is now the fourth richest man in the world. Buffett is an icon, the ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ who lives a simple lifestyle based on folksy wisdom, eating Dairy Queen ice cream, and drinking Coca Cola. Or so goes the myth. In this issue, I’m going to do an interview with an author who presents a very different side of Buffett, the side that is key to his wealth and power. Specifically, the monopolist side, and how Buffett’s way of investing has been a multiplier force for dominant corporations."
Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer:
"Like me, you could.....be unfortunate enough to stumble upon a silent war. The trouble is that once you see it, you can't unsee it. And once you've seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing,becomes as political an act as speaking out. Either way, you're accountable."
(could it be she is telling us it is up to us to help a vulnerable population who has had problems advocating for themselves due to illness and terminations?)
P.S. The Denver Walks were preceded by an Omaha Walk this last May