Harry Richardson (Anglophobia) and Elsa (Awake in a Woke World). A discussion. Plus Q&A. Hare-brained ideas - meaning lots of ideas, developing ideas, always further thinking.
NEW AT ZEE’S CAFE CAFE. This Sunday, welcome to Hare-Brained Ideas, a once-a-month meeting with hare-brained thinkers.
Harry Richardson and I will talk about our recent hare-brained ideas, followed by a Q&A and discussion.
THE TIME: Sunday, 3 pm EDT (noon PDT, 8 pm UK time).
THE LINK is at:
I have always been “hare-brained” - mind brimming with ideas, never following only one train of thought, never settling in one track.
The same for Harry. While most other people got better and better when they did repetitive tasks, he got better for a while, then stalled. His mind kept wandering.
Being hare-brained, I’ve found, can be a very handy thing - like in this recent plandemic. It’s much harder to take in someone who is always exploring. And in fact, by early April 2020, I knew something very rotten was going on.
Many other hare-brained thinkers had similar experiences. I think of Pierre Kory, who with a team worked at repurposing existing medications (such as ivermectin) - in other words, was already thinking outside the box. For more about him, you can look at: https://www.c-span.org/video/?507035-1/medical-response-covid-19
But that’s another story.
This Sunday, time for Harry and Elsa.
It’s one thing, having a hare-brained idea. It’s quite another having the persistence of a tortoise and the doggedness of a bull terrier needed to take that idea into the world.
It took Harry 6 years, from 2006 to 2012, to do that with his idea that the world needed a very easy-to-read bio of Mohammed. And then there it was, Islam Unveiled.
This time, it’s only taken him one year, with co-author Frank Salter, to write Anglophobia, the Unrecognized Hatred.
As for Elsa, from 2006-2014, a major focus was the increasing taboo on thinking. She wrote and spoke on Think or Sink: We Think or the West Sinks. She also wrote The Cogni Sutra: The Pleasures of Thinking.
A current major project is: Awake in a World Gone “Woke.” What do we most need to live well in such a world? What skills and strategies help us?
This project has been evolving, as I work on it.
In fact, this morning I woke up realizing that it mattered to integrate into it, Ethical Interfaith - meaning, connections between people with different religious and spiritual beliefs, but not saying “all religions are basically alike,” instead evaluating the different ethical systems. For example, in Mel Gibson’s 2006 Apocalypto, a young Aztec man is slated to be sacrificed and instead of accepting his fate, runs away - and then emerges to, at the very end, a harbor in which there are ships with tall masts. Are all religions equal (whatever that means)? If not, how is one to evaluate their ethical systems?
Again, join us on Sunday Nov 27, 3 pm EDT (Elsa’s time) - which is Monday 6 am in Harry’s part of the world (Australia).
The zoom link is at:
Posted November 26, 2022