Photograph of a Hibiscus Flower

Cee’s Flower of the Day – August 11, 2019: Hibiscus

The yellow hibiscus flower is a symbol of happiness, joy and everything filled with optimism.  Flower Meanings

‘Hibiscus’ is my fifth entry for Cee’s FOTD challenge.

 

9 thoughts on “Cee’s Flower of the Day – August 11, 2019: Hibiscus

  1. I’m flashing my peace sign. I did it all the time in the 70’s so it feels like home to me.
    But these times do not feel at all like the home I have always lived in, this country.
    These times are much, much worse.
    I wonder. Are we the new Germans? Hoping that Hitler will go away, or not be that bad?
    If we are, then we are all responsible for him, and the people who follow him, somewhere around 50% of the united states.
    Much like Germany.
    What should we do Robert as we watch our country descend into fascism?

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    1. Cindy, from what I’ve learned, Putin views what America calls meddling as military operation. One goal of a Russian cyber strike is the paralyses of the target government. The end game is regime change.

      We’re not becoming the new Nazis, we’re becoming something just as bad, we are becoming an ongoing criminal enterprise that traffics children to wealthy oligarchs for sex, we are becoming an extension of the Russian Mafia.

      According to the Rand Corporation, the best way to counter Russian propaganda is pro-actively promoting facts, so that Russia can’t isolate the target population.

      The Rand Corporation calls it putting on raincoats.

      Citizen activists in the Baltic’s organized a group called the ‘Elves’. They took it upon themselves to use their social media accounts to counter Russia’s troll by proactively posting facts. It doesn’t have to be much. It can be as simple as embedding the Mueller report on your landing page. Or watching a news report on YouTube and sharing it on your twitter account.

      Here is a link to the Rand Corporation’s paper on Russia’s Firehose of Falsehood. You may find it helpful.

      https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE198.html

      Taking action is a great way to combat feelings of helplessness.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. We have every possible shade of hibiscus flower in San Francisco’s gardens. The Cee’s FOTD challenge inspired the interesting project of going through my flower shots and figuring out what the flowers are and what they symbolize. I know almost nothing about flowers.

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