broken promises

Bhakti Issa Urra
3 min readJan 7


If you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution, don’t despair. You don’t need a holiday to change your life.

It’s the first week of the new year. Let’s be in the moment. How many of us resolved to be more present in 2023? How many of us have broken that resolution?

The Problem with Jon Stewart — “The Fumes of an Empire

Depending on which gloomy study you read, somewhere between everyone and everyone will have broken their New Year’s resolutions by February 14. How can we make this year different?

Speaking of making a difference. . . .give a listen to Jon Stewart on The Problem as he brings to light the lies and cover ups in the politics and governance on issues that impact us all.

The Fumes Of An Empire: UK’s Chaos & the U.S. Midterms | The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast

Jon Stewart is joined by British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse to run down what’s happening in the UK and what his reporting on QAnon and election conspiracy theories.

They discuss the fate of our democracy in the post-election period. Writers Tocarra Mallard and Robby Slowik also consider Ye, Adidas, and antisemitism.

Matters turned faster & more furious in their back and forth over the difference between how media covered the Hillary Clinton emails compared to the material found on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Had the press been as intense would matters have affected the Biden election outcome — who knows?

What was even scarier was the quiet level headed conversation about QAnon and their two camps — one that believed the election was stolen and the other that believe the election was stolen by a cabal of satanic pedophiles. Seriously? Yes, really!

The Deep State — QAnon as well as rank and file Republicans — versus mainstream America whom they refer to as the regime. Grooming our children by introducing them to queer role models is the more believable lie that’s circulating — since the cabal of satanic pedophiles theory proved too far fetched.

Resolve to always be resolving. That sounds terrible, but it’s actually sort of liberating. January might be a terrible time to begin eradicating our bad habits — though with this lot poisoning the well it’s never too soon to wipe them clear off our slates at every single election.

To Always Be Resolving is a reminder that there’s always a clean slate. There’s always a day or month or year ahead with no mistakes in it. Right now, there’s the calendar year of 2023 that offers a tidy organizing principle.

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed