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“A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied for Trump Accountable” by Randall Lane

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“Ethical Markets congratulates FORBES and the superb article today “A TRUTH RECKONING: WHY WE’RE HOLDING THOSE WHO LIED FOR TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE“, by Randall Lane. This is in the highest spirit of responsible ethical journalism which we also uphold.

While spin doctors are now trying to hide behind the First Amendment to protect private profit-driven social media monopolies who have echoed these lies and conspiracy theories, Randall Lane cuts through to uphold true free speech principles.

We support his call to all companies to also uphold these principles in all marketing and PR communications. Our EthicMark® Awards for Communications Upholding the Human Spirit and Society have been awarded to our decade of winners who set such higher standards, all these winning campaign videos are at www.ethicmark.org along with the names of all our illustrious global Judges Panel.

We also thank our Advisory Board member, Yul Anderson, President of the African-American Future Society and Fellow of the World Business Academy, for all the work he and all his colleagues and the African-American voters of Georgia, who have given us two new Senators and turned the US Senate back to more responsible Democratic and bi-partisan hands.

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Yesterday’s insurrection was rooted in lies. That a fair election was stolen. That a significant defeat was actually a landslide victory. That the world’s oldest democracy, ingeniously insulated via autonomous state voting regimens, is a rigged system. Such lies-upon-lies, repeated frequently and fervently, provided the kindling, the spark, the gasoline.

That Donald Trump devolved from commander-in-chief to liar-in-chief didn’t surprise Forbes: As we’ve chronicled early and often, for all his billions and Barnum-like abilities, he’s been shamelessly exaggerating and prevaricating to our faces for almost four decades. More astonishing: the number of people willing to lend credence to that obvious mendacity on his behalf.

In this time of transition – and pain – reinvigorating democracy requires a reckoning. A truth reckoning. Starting with the people paid by the People to inform the People.

As someone in the business of facts, it’s been especially painful to watch President Trump’s press secretaries debase themselves. Yes, as with their political bosses, spins and omissions and exaggerations are part of the game. But ultimately in PR, core credibility is the coin of the realm.

From Day One at the Trump White House, up has been down, yes has been no, failure has been success. Sean Spicer set the tone with the inauguration crowd size – the worst kind of whopper, as it demanded that people disbelieve their own eyes. The next day, Kellyanne Conway defended Spicer’s lie with a new term, “alternative facts.” Spicer’s successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied at scale, from smearing those who accused Trump of sexual harassment to conjuring jobs statistics. Her successor, Stephanie Grisham, over the course of a year, never even held a press conference, though the BS continued unabated across friendly outlets. And finally, Kayleigh McEnany, Harvard Law graduate, a propaganda prodigy at 32 who makes smiling falsehood an art form. All of this magnified by journalists too often following an old playbook ill-prepared for an Orwellian communication era.

As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed. The easiest way to do that, from where I sit, is to create repercussions for those who don’t follow the civic norms. Trump’s lawyers lie gleefully to the press and public, but those lies, magically, almost never made it into briefs and arguments – contempt, perjury and disbarment keep the professional standards high.

So what’s the parallel in the dark arts of communication? Simple: Don’t let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty. Press secretaries like Joe Lockhart, Ari Fleischer and Jay Carney, who left the White House with their reputations in various stages of intact, made millions taking their skills — and credibility — to corporate America. Trump’s liars don’t merit that same golden parachute. Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a Trump tweet. Want to ensure the world’s biggest business media brand approaches you as a potential funnel of disinformation? Then hire away.

This isn’t cancel culture, which is a societal blight. (There’s surely a nice living for each of these press secretaries on the true-believer circuit.) Nor is this politically motivated, as Forbes’ pro-entrepreneur, pro-growth worldview has generally placed it in the right-of-center camp over the past century — this standard needs to apply to liars from either party. It’s just a realization that, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, in a thriving democracy, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Our national reset starts there.

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MLK Weekend of Service: Building Beloved Community Convergence January 15-18, 2021

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WE – A global campaign of We, The World to unite
and amplify the efforts of people, organizations
and movements working for the common good
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Compassion Games Presents
MLK Weekend of Service:
Building Beloved Community Convergence
January 15-18, 2021
Starting Jan. 15th at 12 Noon Eastern Time

https://www.compassiongames.org/MLKconvergence

EVENT LISTING on Facebook
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Manifesting the Dream

Take Action and Be of Service
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You and Your Organization Are Invited
To Honor and Carry Forward
The Work and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Public Salons, Interactive Broadcasts, All Kinds of Service Activities

During 40 Days of Peace
Now Through Feb. 28th

Join LIVE Online or Watch the Recordings on
We, The World’s Facebook Page:
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Please LIKE the Page to learn when our Broadcasts are starting

For Full Schedule, Updates
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Articles by Hazel Henderson-“View of current events”

LaRae Long January 11, 2021 TV Series 0 Comments

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NCSE Drawdown Day 4 Guide: Solutions for People and Planet

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“Ethical Markets highly recommends this conference and the research of the Project Drawdown team. Their multi-disciplinary, wide-angle view of the global transition away from the fossilized industrial era to the knowledge-richer, cleaner, greener, more inclusive Solar Age matches our own futures research in our annual Green Transition Scoreboard® report over the past decade, summarized in our forthcoming textbook “Mapping the Global Green Transition, 2009-2020“.

At last in 2021, we see the emergence in the EU, the USA, and 146 other countries of viable “Green New Deals” that can accelerate this global transition to 100% renewably-resourced circular economies, many by 2030. The transition from money-based GDP growth to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is leading to the next economies based on “Transitioning to Science-Based Investing“!

~Hazel Henderson, Editor“

Greetings from

NCSE and Project Drawdown,

We hope that yesterday’s engaging presentations and incredible performances by the SeaStars and AY Young left you inspired and ready for another day of action.

In case you missed it, check out a recap in our Day Through Art and then head to the Kistorm platform to catch up on other content you might have missed.

Today, we will explore the theme, Solutions for People and Planet, and kick off our day at 9:00 am ET with welcome remarks from Chad Frischmann, Research Director at Project Drawdown, and our Opening Keynote | Solutions for a Regenerative Economy that Works for All, by Kate Raworth, Co-founder, Doughnut Economics Action Lab.

Then, take some time to review the pre-recorded keynote and panel sessions focused on Latest Research to make sure you are ready to engage in the fast-paced, interactive sessions that follow. As you explore the pre-recorded content, we encourage you to develop big ideas for how we can further the science and research behind the solutions for people and planet. You will get to share and develop ideas during the Peer-to-Peer Brainstorming Sessions.

Later, during Collaborative Action Group Sessions, you will get to create action plans for these ideas so that you and other conference participants can begin to make them a reality. The action plans that will develop from these sessions are a crucial part of the goals behind NCSE Drawdown 2021, and we can’t wait to see what your group will bring to the table.

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