can’t keep this up much longer.
We’ve got to
People who care about where our nation is headed, we have a problem.
I call it the Culture of Contempt, and it stands on three pillars:
Mythology of Difference:
Trap of Opposition:
Problem of Sovereignty:
In the face of difference, we seek the apparent comfort and safety of a crowd whose worldview seems aligned with our own, subjecting ourselves to the crowd’s demand that we all think, act, and feel the same. In crowdsourcing our actions and beliefs, we abandon all possibility for the world we say we want to create.
This has got to stop if our
democracy is to endure.
Maybe you aren’t sure what you, as just one person, can do to turn back this tide that’s engulfing our families, our friendships, our communities, our workplaces, and our country…
Maybe you’re feeling swept up in this culture yourself… and you can’t see your way free of it…
Maybe it turns out that the people you once thought of as the “adults in the room” actually aren’t…
And something inside
you knows we can’t
keep going like this.
We just can’t.
So, what can you do?
So I invite you to relate.
Join me in a conversation about the things that actually matter.
Not whether blue or red wins next time around. Not the latest outrage of the moment. And sure as hell not who we’re going to run out of town with pitchforks next.
But, instead, what you’re doing about your participation in the Culture of Contempt.
Where you get stuck with it, right here, right now, in real life.
And what you actually want to do about it.
The future of our democracy depends on it.
Ready to move beyond the Culture of Contempt?
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