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Glen Ford - The Race Issue and “Tools of Bamboozlement”

Glen Ford - The Race Issue and “Tools of Bamboozlement”

October 27, 2020

Glen Ford – The Race Issue and “Tools of Bamboozlement”

Black Lives Matter, White Power Structure Matters More

Aired Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

An Interview With Pioneering Black Journalist Glen Ford

“First we had Black Lives Matter, then Blue Lives Matter – and it seems to be working. The whole country is now black and blue.” — Swami Beyondananda

This summer, the murder of George Floyd by police sparked a huge, nationwide protest movement and put Black Lives Matter into the headlines. Within days, hours actually, mass protests emerged across the country, and celebrities – from the entertainment industry to sports figures – all seemed to speak as one to support this movement.

And…

What impact has the movement had and will it have in the future to insure that actual black lives are impacted for the better? How do we replace a criminally unjust criminal justice system with one that works for all? What is this “defund the police” issue all about, and what actually happened in Portland and Seattle?

Our guest this week, pioneering black journalist Glen Ford, will take us deeper as we examine to what extent #BLM is grassroots, and to what extent it is “Astroturf”, and we look at who benefits from this movement, and what this movement and media campaign may be keeping us from seeing. Hint: He uses the phrase “bamboozlement”, popularized by Malcolm X, to describe how the power structure has used the #BLM movement to keep folks from poking around the real issues.

The son of famed disc jockey Rudy “The Deuce” Rutherford, who was the first Black man to host a non-gospel television show in the Deep South – Columbus, Georgia, 1958 – Glen was reading newswire copy on-the-air at age eleven. Glen’s first full-time broadcast news job was at James Brown’s Augusta, Georgia radio station WRDW, in 1970 – where ‘The Godfather of Soul” shortened Glen’s surname to “Ford.”

He later worked as a newsperson at four more local stations: in Columbus, Georgia, Atlanta, Baltimore – where he created his first radio syndication, a half-hour weekly news magazine called “Black World Report”. In 1974, Ford joined the Mutual Black Network (88 stations), where he served as Capitol Hill, State Department and White House correspondent, and Washington Bureau Chief, while also producing a daily radio commentary. In 1977, he co-launched, produced and hosted “America’s Black Forum” (ABF), the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television.

ABF made Black broadcast history. For the next four years, the program generated national and international headlines nearly every week. Never before – and never since – had a Black news entity commanded the weekly attention of the news services (AP, UPI, Reuters, Agence France-Presse – even Tass, the Soviet news agency), as well as the broadcast networks.

While still host and co-owner of ABF, Ford in 1979 created “Black Agenda Reports,” which provided five programs each day on Black Women, History, Business, Sports and Entertainment to 66 radio stations. The syndication produced more short-form programming than the two existing Black radio networks, combined. Ford also produced the McDonald’s-sponsored radio series “Black History Through Music,” aired on 50 stations, nationwide.

In 1987, Ford launched “Rap It Up,” the first nationally syndicated Hip Hop music show, broadcast on 65 radio stations. During its six years of operations, “Rap It Up” allowed Ford to play an important role in the maturation of a new African American musical genre. He organized three national rap music conventions, and wrote the Hip Hop column for Jack The Rapper’s Black radio trade magazine.

Ford co-founded BlackCommentator.com (BC) in 2002. The weekly journal quickly became the most influential Black political site on the Net. In October, 2006, Ford and the entire writing team left BC to launch BlackAgendaReport.com (BAR).

To better appreciate how the “bamboozlement” has put glossy lipstick on the same old pig, please join me this Tuesday, October 27th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET to find out.

To find out more about Glen Ford and Black Agenda Report, please go here: https://www.blackagendareport.com/about-us

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Eleanor LeCain - What If Trump Refuses to Leave?

Eleanor LeCain - What If Trump Refuses to Leave?

October 20, 2020

Eleanor LeCain – What If Trump Refuses to Leave?

How to Make Goliath “Go Lieth Down”

Aired Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Visionary and Political Strategist Eleanor LeCain

“If it quacks like a duck and steps like a goose, there is something fowl afoot.” — Swami Beyondananda

In 2005, journalist and NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller published a book, Fooled Again, presenting evidence that Republicans stole the elections in 2000 and 2004 using hacked voting machines and other nefarious means. While the mainstream press largely ignored the book, the so-called progressive press – including Democracy Now and Mother Jones — roundly condemned the book and dismissed Miller as a conspiracy theorist.

Here we are a decade-and-a-half later and the most mainstream of mainstream Democrats are discussing the prospect of Trump stealing the election, and not abiding by the results he be defeated. Makes you wonder … had we handled the bullying party then, maybe we wouldn’t be dealing with this “bullyshit” now.

Fortunately, Donald Trump is so blatantly toxic that everyone has been forewarned, and consequently forearmed. Our guest this week, Eleanor LeCain recently put out a video to help the sane and reverent majority reassert our will should the misleader try any monkey business.

Eleanor LeCain, is a long-time political visionary, strategist and public official. She spent 2019 as policy advisor to the Marianne Williamson campaign, and has extensive experience in successfully electing progressives at the federal, state and local level. In 2016, she was the National Director of the She Wins We Win campaign to elect Democratic women to Congress. In 2014, she was campaign manager for Marianne Williamson for Congress in Los Angeles. In 2012, she helped Elizabeth Warren win a seat in the US Senate, and she also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Massachusetts.

Her book, Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Works, has an Introduction by the Dalai Lama. The book profiles key innovations in areas such as education, crime, green jobs, and ending poverty. Her articles are published widely from the New York Times to the Boston Business Journal to Le Monde in Paris, France. She hosts her own show, All Together Now, on PRN radio.

So … can we make Goliath go lieth down? What can we do NOW before the election, and what can we do afterward?

Please join me this Tuesday, October 20th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET to find out.

To find out more about Eleanor’s radio show, please go here https://prn.fm/category/archives/all-together-now/

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Steve Bhaerman - Signs of the Upwising

Steve Bhaerman - Signs of the Upwising

October 13, 2020

Steve Bhaerman – Signs of the Upwising

What I Learned From Three Years Doing Wiki Politiki Radio

Aired Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with … Myself!

“Revolutionary uprisings just keep us on the wheel, going around in circles. We need an EVOLUTIONARY UPWISING to overgrow the current system.” — Swami Beyondananda

Hard to believe that it’s nearly three years since I did my first interview with cellular biologist Bruce Lipton to launch Wiki Politiki Radio. Our interview, about conscious evolution as our alternative to mass extinction is even more relevant today than it was then.

The current administration has brought us closer to our own species topping the Endangered Species list, as it makes its great leap backward toward feudalism. On the other hand, the best the Democrats can promise is that they are NOT Donald Trump. Their corporate agenda, however, cloaked in nice-sounding language and representing the dominance of technology is leading us forward to a brave new world of … neo-feudalism.

Fortunately, there is an awakening happening on both sides, and a growing movement from the “sane and sacred center” that is calling on us to work together, to collaborate for the betterment of each and all. And yeah, that sounds like an ideal, but unless the ideal becomes the real deal, there will be no deal at all. It’s a clear-cut, binary choice – a life economy or a death economy, an awakening or a wake.

Today’s conversation is about the “signs of the upwising” – the cues and clues that we are indeed awakening, and I will be offering ideas for how we might awaken in time, and use our good will, our knowledge, our wisdom, and our technology to bring back the missing piece in government of, by and for the people – the people.

Yes, I will be talking to myself … and hopefully speaking to you in a way that informs, inspires and activates. Please join me this Tuesday, October 13th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

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Steven Machat - From Consumer to Citizen

Steven Machat - From Consumer to Citizen

October 6, 2020

Steven Machat – From Consumer to Citizen

How We Replace Passive Public Opinion with Active Public Will

Aired Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Entertainment Mogul, Attorney and Author Steven Machat

“It seems like the dysfunctional function of mainstream media is to serve up ‘babblum’ – weapons of mass-distraction to make sure the body politic never gets out of diapers.” — Swami Beyondananda

Just a few days ago it came to me.

The 2020s will be the Decade of the Citizen.

It will have to be, because the entrenched and dysfunctional political, social and economic systems hopelessly addicted to money and power cannot reform themselves. What is required is an outside intervention by we the people, or else we will devolve into just another “turd world” country.

Our guest this week, Steven Machat, has spent a lifetime in the entertainment industry, and has seen first-hand how consent is conceived and manufactured, how the industry feeds toxic memes, and how it disempowers originality and imposes subliminal narratives.

Steven grew up in show business. His father, entertainment attorney Marty Machat boasted clients like Phil Spector, Sam Cooke and the Rolling Stones. After graduating from Vanderbilt University law school, Steven went into business with his father. He became a worldwide entertainment attorney, music publisher, manager of music talent and record label owner as well as film producer among other commercial endeavors. His clients have included Electric Light Orchestra, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Leonard Cohen, Snoop Dogg, Ozzy Osbourne, and Hugh Masakela, and he also produced Bird on a Wire, the documentary film of the Leonard Cohen 1972 European tour.

His book “Gods, Gangsters and Honor” tells the story of his storied career in the music business.

His work and play have since branched out to the fields as broad as metaphysics, cosmology and politics. In 2015, he announced his campaign to run for the Senate from Florida as an independent candidate, and he also opened a School For Sacred Knowledge.

So … what will we talk about?

EVERYTHING.

And primarily how we the people re-empower ourselves individually and collectively.

If you are ready to be entertained, informed and inspired, please join us this Tuesday, October 6th , 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Steven Machat and his latest work, please go to: http://www.theschoolofsacredknowledge.com/

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Richard Lang - Advisory Voting and an “Eco-System for Civic Engagement”

Richard Lang - Advisory Voting and an “Eco-System for Civic Engagement”

September 29, 2020

Richard Lang – Advisory Voting and an “Eco-System for Civic Engagement”

Restoring the Missing Piece in Government By the People – THE PEOPLE!

Aired Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Tech CEO and Author Richard Lang

“Even more than a new President, we need a new PRECEDENT – government of, by and for the people where the government does OUR bidding, not the bidding of the highest bidder.” — Swami Beyondananda

As we are caught in the swirl of the most toxic and dangerous election season in our lifetimes, citizens from across the political spectrum are asking two questions: How did it get this way? And, how do we restore the missing piece in government of, by and for the people – THE PEOPLE?

If you’ve had the sense that the will of the ordinary citizen in America has little or no impact on what legislation actually gets passed — you’re right. A study conducted by Princeton University in 2014 concluded: “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a miniscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.

Could this be why fewer Americans exercise their right to vote than any other “democratic” country in the world? Might be we need to rename our system “Futilism” because of the futility of voting for a candidate, who does the bidding of the highest bidder instead of doing your bidding?

Our guest this week, Richard Lang, has come up with a “meta-strategy” for bringing the collective (and amplified) voice of we the people to the forefront of politics. The idea starts with an observation: For the first time in known human history, it is now possible to convene an unlimited number of citizens, in one place, at one time, to cast collective, non-binding, advisory votes on any issue of collective concern or importance.

Think of it as Freedom of Assembly 3.0.

Richard, a software developer who launched a highly successful company, Burst.com in the 1990s, launched another company, Democrasoft to help “evolve democracy and empower individuals” in the 21st century. The result is his Virtual Country book, and the new platform for Advisory Voting.

Writes Richard, “We are talking about a new national institution for civic engagement, focused on issues instead of political parties and blind ideology — a powerful new counter-balance to the corrupting influence of big money in politics.”

Imagine … a space — nongovernmental, non-corporate, nonpartisan, independent of the mainstream media — where each citizen can have a voice and a verifiable vote, and these votes can be tabulated to indicate not just how citizens feel about certain issues, but how strongly they feel.

What if ten million or twenty million or fifty million American voters declared, “We want this”? While that vote would have no legal standing, simply recognizing the overwhelming support for a certain policy would provide pressure on legislators to adhere to the people’s will. Or face opposition at the polls.

And … what if we used technology wisely and consciously not to shape public opinion but to galvanize public will? What if we took advantage of that handy hand-held device that even homeless people own to bring people together in an entire eco-system for civic engagement that will evolve democracy into the 21st century?

If you’re ready to create “political climate change”, please join us this Tuesday, September 29th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Richard Lang and Advisory Voting, please go here: http://www.virtualcountry.us/

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Barry James Dyke - Guaranteed Income - For Wall Street!

Barry James Dyke - Guaranteed Income - For Wall Street!

September 22, 2020

Barry James Dyke – Guaranteed Income — For Wall Street!

How the “Pirates of Manhattan” Steal From the Middle Class and Give to the Rich

Aired Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Author and Financial Advisor Barry James Dyke

“Who needs conspiracy theories when you have con’s piracy facts?”
— Swami Beyondananda

With the COVID lockdown and many businesses closed, there has been more talk this year about guaranteed income – a way to counteract trickle down economics with “bubble up”, payments from the bottom that bubble up and prosper everyone on the way up.

Unfortunately, the only “guaranteed income” we have right now is going to Wall Street, not Main Street. For decades, conscientious folks looking to secure a reasonably prosperous retirement have followed the dictates of Wall Street and financial advisors who have steered them to funds that have enriched already high paid executives, and impoverished middle class Americans.

This week on Wiki Politiki, we will go deeper into that story … and, more importantly show you ways that YOU can guarantee your retirement income. Our guest this week, Barry Dyke, is a financial advisor and author, whose three books shed light – and enlightenment – on the endarkened spaces of retirement investing.

Barry James Dyke is a best-selling author, advisor and speaker committed to telling the truth out about how Wall Street really works. Barry believes that today’s financial service and retirement planning systems continue to serve Wall Street, the government, the media, Ivy League academia and giant asset managers such as mutual funds more than the common man. Barry with his advisory firm, Castle Asset Management, LLC has made a spiritual, intellectual and professional commitment to act as an economic warrior that looks out for your best interests—not Wall Street.

He is the author of “The Pirates of Manhattan”, and the sequel “The Pirates of Manhattan II: Highway to Serfdom” (or as the Swami would say, “Serf city here we come!”) and his latest book, “Guaranteed Income: A Risk-Free Guide to Retirement”, a book that unveils and documents how The Federal Reserve System, major banks and corporations such as General Motors, Verizon, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Coca Cola, Bell System, TRW, Pfizer, Motorola, use life-insurance and annuity products to finance their corporate and executive retirement programs while most Americans remain-at-risk in their 401(k) programs funded with highly speculative actively-traded mutual funds.

If you’re ready to shift wealth from Wall Street to Main Street, please join us this Tuesday, September 22nd, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Barry Dyke’s work, please go here: https://www.barryjamesdyke.com/

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Guy Crittenden - Resetting the “Reset”

Guy Crittenden - Resetting the “Reset”

September 15, 2020

Guy Crittenden – Resetting the “Reset”

Can A People’s “Upwising” Overgrow the Globalist Agenda?

Aired Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Canadian Journalist, Author and Activist Guy Crittenden

Swami’s Dictionary:
Gobble-ization: The practice of mining the global economy (by saying “mine, mine, mine”) so that greedy turkeys gobble everything up.
— Swami Beyondananda

When Bruce Lipton and I published Spontaneous Evolution in 2009, Barack Obama had just been elected President of the United States. In our first hardback edition of the book, we celebrated the election as a sign of a great evolutionary upwising, indicating that the majority of Americans prefer living into the “we’re-all-in-it-together” meme as opposed to the “every-man-for-himself” dominate-or-be-dominated paradigm.

And while I still suspect that most of us would rather live by the Golden Rule as opposed to the rule of gold, the neoliberalism of the Obama Democrats has shown itself to NOT be the vehicle that will take us there. A dozen years after the heady celebration of Obama’s election, the body politic is locked in a mutually-destructive battle-to-the-death that will insure that, whoever wins the election, the American people will lose.

How did we get here? And now that we are in this war of the worlds, what now? Can we agree on an agreed upon reality? Can we call forth a sane and sacred center to lead us from the middle?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week is Canadian-based journalist Guy Crittenden, who recently posted a piece that caught my eye – An Open Letter to Bill Gates – that calls out the technological “fix” that will further destroy the natural world. Guy Crittenden enjoyed a career as an environmental journalist and magazine editor for 25 years, winning 14 Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for excellence in business journalism and was twice a finalist at the National Magazine Awards.

Over New Years Eve 2013-2014 Crittenden embarked on a life-changing trip to Peru after which time he became a full-time freelance researcher and writer focusing on environmental and consciousness shift themes, and geopolitics.

His book The Year of Drinking Magic: Twelve Ceremonies with the Vine of Souls won the Silver Medal at the 2018 Independent Book Publisher Awards.

These days Crittenden is focused on writing about the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Reset agenda of the World Economic Forum and related international bodies. He leads a group called the Rainbow Warriors that develops pamphlet material and street theatre ideas to protest what its members see as a global corporate coup d’état.

If you’re ready to look beyond the two sides to find a third way, please join us this Tuesday, September 15th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Guy Crittenden’s work, please go here: http://hipgnosis.co/

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Harvey Wasserman - How We the People Can Protect the Vote in 2020

Harvey Wasserman - How We the People Can Protect the Vote in 2020

September 8, 2020

Harvey Wasserman – How We the People Can Protect the Vote in 2020

Making Sure Every Vote Counts, and Every Vote is Counted

Aired Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Author and Activist Harvey Wasserman

“Those new ‘smart’ voting machines are so smart, they don’t even need voters.”
— Swami Beyondananda

One of the characteristics of a sociopathic conmen is that they will boldly and blatantly tell you ahead of time what they intend to do. Another characteristic is that they project their own evil intentions on to others. So it should come as no surprise to those who recognize Donald Trump as the sociopathogen he is, that he has already announced he will not accept the results of the election, if they are not to his liking. And he and his Vichy Republican enablers have continued to accuse the DEMOCRATS of voting fraud – as they have done everything in their abusive power to disenfranchise potential Democrat voters.

Trump knows – as Josef Goebbels knew before him – that if you repeat a lie often enough it will begin to sound like the truth.

By the way, I offer my assessment of Donald Trump not as a partisan, but as a student of meta-politics my entire adult life. I know what I am seeing, and as the legendary baseball umpire Bill Klem said, “I call ‘em as I see ‘em.” Or to quote Swami Beyondananda, “If it quacks like a duck and steps like a goose, there is something fowl afoot.”

Given this – new word – shituation, what do we do about it?

Those who want to call forth a sane and sacred center to preserve government of, by and for the people — what can we do in the next two months to make sure everyone who wants to vote does vote, and those votes are counted?

Our guest this week Harvey Wasserman has some answers, and not a moment too soon.

He has been active in civil rights, peace, ecological, safe energy, and election protection issues for almost sixty years. In 1966 he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the Meredith voter rights march through Mississippi. A co-founder of the global grassroots No Nukes Movement, in 1979 he helped produce the legendary MUSE Concerts in Madison Square Garden. A radio host, journalist and historian, he’s written or co-written some 20 books, including seven on election protection with Robert Fitrakis.

He hosts the Green Power & Wellness podcast at PRN FM and California Solartopia, broadcast at KPFK/Pacifica-Los Angeles. His Master’s Degree in US History is from the University of Chicago, where he was a Woodrow Wilson fellow; his BA in History & Journalism is from the University of Michigan, where he was Editorial Director of the Michigan Daily. He is also a key member of the Grassroots Election Protection Coalition.

If you are wanting political climate change and want to DO SOMETHING NOW to insure our safe and fair election — please join us this Tuesday, September 8th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Harvey Wasserman and his work please go here: https://solartopia.org/

To find out about the Grassroots Election Protection Coalition, please go here: https://grassrootsep.org/

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Mark Crispin Miller - Masking Unmasked!

Mark Crispin Miller - Masking Unmasked!

September 1, 2020

Mark Crispin Miller – Masking Unmasked!

A Journey to a Parallel Universe

Aired Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Author and Journalist Mark Crispin Miller

“What a topsy-turvy time we are living in. These days, the ones WITHOUT the masks are the outlaws.” — Swami Beyondananda

On this week’s show, we are going to take a journey to a parallel universe – a reality just as real as this one, maybe even more real, where people believe that wearing masks DOESN’T make most people safer during the COVID crisis. It’s a reality where thousands of Europeans have taken to the streets to protest lockdown, where a huge crowd listened to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speak out against mandatory vaccinations in the same spot where his Uncle John F. Kennedy spoke in Berlin nearly sixty years ago. It’s a reality where the people who showed up are not right-wing neo-Nazis as the New York Times proclaimed, but ordinary citizens from across the political spectrum alarmed by what they see as totalitarianism.

Our guide is journalist Mark Crispin Miller, who set out on a journey some fifteen years ago to delve into the truth about America’s “electile dysfunction”, and found himself at odds with his own “progressive” tribe. The further he has gone into exploring what others have termed “conspiracy theories”, the more he has discovered “con’s piracy facts” – discomforting truths that indicate that those with too much money and too much power – conman pirates — have already decided what our future will be like, and this future may not be to our liking.

In these apocalyptic – and in many ways apoplectic – times when the veils are being lifted on all sorts of things we would prefer not to look at, Mark has had the courage to speak up where others are silent. I may not agree with everything he says, and I don’t expect you to either. And … beyond the polarizing and incomplete narratives on both sides, Mark is going to give you a chance to look at a bigger picture.

Mark Crispin Miller earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1971, and his doctorate in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. He is currently a Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of several books, including, The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order and Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform (2007).

Miller is the editor of Forbidden Bookshelf, an e-book series that revives important works now out of print, most of which were variously killed at birth. He also wrote the introduction to the 2004 edition of Edward Bernays’ book Propaganda. He is also editor of News From the Underground.

If you are confused about the mixed messages – even by the CDC – about wearing masks, and you are ready to see the mythology “unmasked” — please join us this Tuesday, September 1st, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Mark Crispin Miller and News From the Underground, please go here. https://markcrispinmiller.com/

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Bill Doherty - A House UNITED?

Bill Doherty - A House UNITED?

August 25, 2020

Bill Doherty – A House UNITED?

Restoring Civic Trust in Polarizing Times

Aired Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Author and Family Therapist Bill Doherty, Co-Founder of Braver Angels

“We need more visionaries, and fewer divisionaries.”
— Swami Beyondananda

Here is an irony supplement to munch on.

America is in the midst of the most politically polarizing times since the Civil War … and yet, a 2018 Pew Research Center poll found that nearly 80 percent of Americans in each party believe it’s important for Republicans and Democrats to work together on issues.

Huh? How could that be?

Are we that schizophrenic … or, is there a deep longing to find our sane and sacred center at the heart and soul of who we are?

Our guest this week on Wiki Politiki is family therapist and author Bill Doherty, co-founder of Braver Angels, an organization dedicated to bringing the polarized sides together to find a new angle – where instead of dehumanizing the other side, we re-humanize the other.

The problem is obvious. The political narrative and discourse on both sides is to paint the other as a dangerous enemy, and the less contact we have with the other side, the easier it is to demonize them. In December 2016, Braver Angels co-founders David Blankenhorn, Bill Doherty, and David Lapp brought together 10 Trump supporters and 11 Clinton supporters in South Lebanon, Ohio for their first Red/Blue Workshop. The goal was simple. They wanted to see if Americans could still disagree respectfully – and just maybe, find common ground.

The results were surprising and heartening. And I quote:

“Republican and Democrat, native born and immigrant: these Americans liked each other. But first they had to hear one another’s stories. Black and white, Christian and Muslim: these Americans could appreciate each others opinions. But first they needed to see where these opinions came from. They could listen to each other’s points of view once they saw one another, not as stereotypes, but as neighbors in a country they shared.”

We will be talking with Bill Doherty this week to hear more about this ongoing dialogue and project, and the implications for “political climate change” in the near future. Bill Doherty is a co-founder of Braver Angels and the creator of the Braver Angels workshop approach. Bill is a Professor and Director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Bill combines a background in family therapy and community engagement.

Keep in mind that the intention of Braver Angels is not to change minds, but to change hearts so that the two sides disagree more constructively and dueling dualities can evolve into dynamic duo dance partners.

If you’re ready for a true American EVOLUTION, please join us this Tuesday, August 25th, 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET.

To find out more about Braver Angels, please go here. https://braverangels.org/

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