Bringing back the magic

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The world is full of fear, disease and division… or on the other hand, we are living in a universe full of magic, at a time of excitement and wonder, on a beautiful planet that is undergoing momentous and important changes.

Which statement is true? It all depends on our perspective.

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My grandmother working in the mill as a teenager. She is at the front, fifth from the left, smiling, with a teacup in front of her.

SHOW NOTES

“The Awakening of Russell Brand” – interview by Rich Roll

National Geographic:

“Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means.”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/magnetic-north-update-navigation-maps

National Geographic:

“No, we’re not all doomed by Earth’s magnetic field flip”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/earth-magnetic-field-flip-north-south-poles-science

Infinite Waters on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Kemetprince1

Carl Sagan “Pale Blue Dot”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

The world is being given its orders – but who from?

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The theme of this podcast is quite dark. As writers and academics are being muzzled and dismissed for transgressions of free speech, the juggernaut of authoritarianism seems to be careering downhill, bringing us to a place that has increasingly chilling parallels with Nazi Germany.

A more optimistic podcast will follow, I promise! It’s important to recognise that there are some dark things going on. And only when we face that darkness can we start to overcome it.

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SHOW NOTES

Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine trial has only a 50 percent chance of success
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/23/oxford-university-covid-19-vaccine-trial-has-50-per-cent-chance/

Cloth badges in German concentration camps
https://www.history.com/news/pink-triangle-nazi-concentration-camps

Wearing a mask should become as socially unacceptable as drink driving or not wearing a seat belt

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/07/refusal-to-wear-mask-should-be-as-taboo-as-drink-driving-says-royal-society-chief

Book: Travellers in the Third Reich by Julia Boyd. Published by Ernest and Thompson Limited. ISBN: 978-1-78396-381-2


Open letter on justice and open debate
https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/

David Starkey interviewed by Darren Grimes on Reasoned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tVjZ9hA4SQ

Full text of David Starkey’s lengthy apology (YouTube with text of apology underneath)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vuURWxfaXw

Alaska State lawmaker apologises after comparing coronavirus safety measures with Jews being forced to wear yellow star badges during Holocaust
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/alaska-state-lawmaker-apologizes-after-comparing-coronavirus-safety-measures-with-jews-being-forced-to-wear-star-of-david-during-holocaust