All the challenges of the pandemic have come down to information and belief. Much of that comes from media/journalism, the latter being as important as ever while in as dire a state as ever. So, trying to keep things productive, last night I asked a question that's been on my mind for years. I only partially had an answer in mind. And a lot of people replied, many of them directing everyone to great resources. So I thought I'd share it here, for that reason, and also to see if anyone has other ideas ...
As with everything I've ever said or written, I would've phrased it differently if I could reverse time. Which I can, but it takes a lot of work.
Some people got hung-up on words like "imagine" and I didn't mean to imply that I didn't know about NPR and PBS. I listen to NPR all day and they've even had me on their shows and said patient things about my odd habits.I did an episode of PBS Newshouras well. They took out a lot of the swearing but I think otherwise it went well.
But I clearly didn't make that clear, and the more attention a tweet gets, the more people want to abandon compassion and OWN it with their awesome knowingness.
This guy gets it ...
As does this person, who also really apparently thinks you should vote.
And certainly this.
Others suggested nonprofits ...
The approach of more than a few organizations ..
Though I was also distantly also hoping for more ideas that haven't been tried. But maybe we've tried them all.
Anything missing? Is public funding the solution? Is that not in terminal danger of some president like Trump coming along and eliminating it? Other ideas?
Comments are yours, and I'll reply to them all here because it's a more contained space, or feel free to email me.
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