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“Practical Ways to De-Polarize American Society”
December 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020
Practical Ways to De-Polarize American Society
The November 2020 election certainly did not end our nation’s extremely serious polarization. The December 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) explores more ways to de-polarize our nation beyond the November program, which is still watchable on Glen Anderson’s blog. (See below.)
Defeating an opponent (whether in an election or in a violent conflict) does not end the disagreement. We need to actually promote understanding and healing. This requires open-heartedness to truly listen, and it requires compassion for people who differ from us. Two of the guests for November’s TV interview returned for the December interview.
We briefly reviewed a few main points from last month before providing more insights and exploring some additional insights and dimensions of the problems and solutions. We explored how to end “the era of grim demonization” and move toward actual healing.
This includes dealing with strong emotions on both ends of the political spectrum. We discussed fear, anger, anguish, despair, and cynicism. Our TV guests helped us explore what they call “polarity management” and more insights and strategies for de-polarizing our nation.
Thurston County’s people with cable TV can watch it 14 times throughout December on channel 22 (every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm). Also, Glen Anderson posted it to his blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, so people anywhere can watch it at any time. Also, Glen typed up a very thorough summary of what we said during the interview. That document ends with many links to further information. This thorough summary is posted to the blog too.
De-polarizing our nation does NOT mean anyone has to ignore their values. Nor does this mean compromising our beliefs about issues or simply meeting our adversaries half way. Instead, this TV interview is all about how we can actually help everyone protect our common humanity while helping our nation make progress toward solving problems.
Also, everyone everywhere can watch this interview – and/or read a thorough summary of what we said (and links to additional information) – through Glen Anderson’s blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, in the blog’s categories for “TV Programs” and “Nonviolence” and “Our Current Political Crisis.” Here is the direct link to the video and thorough summary: “Practical Ways to De-Polarize” American Society” – Glen’s Parallax Perspectives
Questions? Contact Glen Anderson, the TV series’ producer/host at (360) 491-9093 email@example.com