These four resources can help us de-polarize

November 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

My November and December 2020 TV programs help people de-polarize American society.  You can watch the videos and/or read thorough summaries of what we said during the TV interviews (and see links to additional information) at this blog’s categories for “TV Programs” and “Nonviolence.”   Here are some additional resources to help you understand and practice de-polarization:   Compassionate Communication – article by Marshall Rosenberg   Nonviolent Communication — Glen wrote this short summary.   Empathic Listening   De-Polarize          

“Practical Ways to De-Polarize” American Society”

November 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The December 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) will remain very timely long after it airs on cable TV in Thurston County WA.  Our nation is sharply polarized regarding politics and public policy issues.  Many Americans recognize that we must heal the extreme polarization that is tearing our country apart.  Three guests share their insights and remedies so all of us can help to de-polarize our nation. Thurston County’s people with cable TV can watch it 14 times throughout December (Mondays 1:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:00 pm, and Thursdays 9:00 pm) on channel 22.  […]

Here are more things Biden should do promptly after taking office

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Two days ago I posted a list of some things that a variety of good organizations and smart individuals are urging Biden to do as soon as he takes office.  Here is that blog post:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/good-organizations-urge-biden-to-take-these-good-actions-promptly   More organizations are urging additional actions, so I am listing some of them here:   Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (www.au.org) wrote: The Biden-Harris administration has the opportunity and the moral obligation to right the wrongs of the Trump administration and build a better future – one that values religious freedom and equality for all.  That’s why AU has announced a […]

Conflict nowadays during our polarized era

November 10, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a number of years now, our society has been hurt by sloppy thinking, oversimplification, and the distortion and denial of reality.  To get out of our current mess, we need to think more clearly.  We must stop lumping people together into wholesale stereotypes.  Reality is more complex than that.  You DO support reality, don’t you? Let’s avoid the seductive trap of binary thinking (“us” vs. “them,” etc.). We will not save our nation by merely defeating the people we think are wrong.  The people who were defeated simply go underground and come back again: Example #1:  After World War […]

Good organizations urge Biden to take these good actions promptly

November 10, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout the past four years Trump has done many, many bad things.  Some of Trump’s damage is irreversible (lives lost by his incompetent mismanagement of the pandemic, ecosystems destroyed and cancers caused by his environmental deregulations, families broken apart by cruelty to immigrants, and much, much more). But Biden can REVERSE many of Trump’s cruel and corrupt actions — especially those Trump accomplished by executive actions and by “reinterpretations” of federal laws and regulations. A variety of good organizations are recommending good actions that Biden should take promptly.  Here are just a few.  I might compile more recommendations for Biden […]

Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you for Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing on any issue!

November 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How are the issues YOU care about doing nowadays? Many people feel frustrated that peace, social and economic justice, the environment and climate, and other vital goals are left behind by “politics-as-usual.” When “the system” keeps failing to solve the real problems, YOU can work with other people to ORGANIZE NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make progress on issues YOU care about! Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you and provide insights, strategies and resources to help you win! Governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent […]

De-Polarizing American Society – MORE RESOURCES

October 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

My November 2020 TV program (“How to De-Polarize American Society”) explored how to heal the extremely serious divisiveness that has been escalating throughout American society.  You can watch the video interview and/or read the thorough summary I typed up at the “TV Programs” and “Nonviolence” parts of this blog. The thorough summary ends with some resources that could help us de-polarize American Society.  I am providing many more resources below — and also the blog post about QUOTATIONS regarding de-polarization.  See that on this blog’s “TV Programs” and “Nonviolence” parts. Also see EVEN MORE resources at this link:  2020.11 De-Polarization — […]

STOP TRUMP’S COUP! Here are some of the best resources for information and organizing.

October 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Recently I posted to my blog a short notice that Trump’s coup is ALREADY FAR UNDERWAY and included links to two excellent nationwide organizations working to protect honest democracy from Trump’s coup:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-coup-against-electoral-democracy-is-far-underway-these-two-resources-can-protect-us Some very savvy organizers and writers have provided some additional information, resources and encouragement.  The blog post you’re reading now connects you with some of these. We already know about “denialism.”  Despite much hard evidence, some people deny the climate crisis, Trump and his followers were denying the reality of Coronavirus, and so forth.  Now — again despite much evidence — some people are pretending that Trump is […]

More opportunities to learn and use “Compassionate Listening”

October 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

  In addition to the November 2020 TV program and a subsequent post about “Compassionate Listening,” here are TWO ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES to learn more about it and to use it in your daily life: A Taste of Compassionate Listening serves as a prerequisite for further trainings.  It’s also a good refresher of CL basics.  It will occur Monday November 2, 2020, from 4:00to 6:30 PST/7 to 9:30 EST.  Register and more info here.  Compassionate Listening in Polarizing Times is taught by the two women who are guests on the November 2020 TV program (Susan Partnow and Rachel Eryn Kalish.  It will run […]

Trump’s coup against electoral democracy is far underway. These two resources can protect us.

October 22, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a long time – and escalating leading up to the November 2020 election – Trump has been destroying public confidence in elections, lying that vote-by-mail is unworkable, sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service, saying he might ignore the election results and continue ruling the U.S. from the White House, urging his loyal followers to take up arms to violently protect his continuing power, and so forth. Meanwhile — and also for a long time — Republican-dominated states have been purging from the voting rolls the demographic groups most likely to vote for Democrats (African-Americans, students, poor people, etc.).  They have […]

Conflict resolution: Here is an inspiring example of countering right-wing hatred — and two more resources

October 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progressives rooted in nonviolence softened the hearts of Trump supporters who invaded their campaign rally: Nowadays our society is so polarized — and right-wingers are trying so hard to intimidate other people — that we need to share the positive examples of conflict resolution that have been occurring.  HERE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE of how a progressive Democratic campaign rally softened the hearts of Trump supporters who invaded it: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/19/1987688/-Flag-Waving-Trumpers-Crash-Qasim-Rashid-for-Congress-Event-What-Happened-Next-Will-Inspire-You?detail=emaildkre   How to face right-wing violence while defending the election — a conversation with George Lakey: As Americans prepare to stop a coup, concerns for safety are rising. Longtime trainer George […]

How to De-Polarize American Society

October 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Here is info about the NOVEMBER 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program. Please publicize it in whatever ways you can.  Thank you! How to De-Polarize American Society The November 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) is very timely now in late 2020 — and beyond.  Our nation is sharply polarized regarding politics and public policy issues.  Many Americans recognize that we must heal the extreme polarization that is tearing our country apart.  Three guests share their insights and remedies so all of us can help to de-polarize our nation. Thurston County’s […]

Register now for SUN OCT 18 7:00 pm Zoom “ACTION HOUR” to take quick actions to protect democracy from Trump’s coup

October 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

More and more people are alerting the public and organizing nonviolent actions to protect honest democracy from Trump’s coup, which is already underway and will likely proceed beyond election day. I’ll send you info about that today, but right now you can SIGN UP FOR TONIGHT’S “ACTION HOUR” on Zoom so you can take quick actions to protect the election and stop Trump’s coup. Here is information I edited from an organizer of TONIGHT’S “ACTION HOUR” on Zoom:   Join with other people to take preventative action to stop Trump’s coup and support a free and fair election! Register now […]

EXTREMELY URGENT DANGER: Trump is rigging the 2020 election. Prevent his Supreme Court nominee from clinching the deal. Take strong actions now!

September 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

4 more years of Trump would be horrible for all of the issues we care about:  peace, climate, economics, race, social justice, etc. In many ways Trump has been rigging the 2020 election.  You’ve read about various schemes to suppress voting by minorities and poor people, interfering with voting by mail, causing people to distrust election results, etc. It’s VERY LIKELY that the election will be decided by the Supreme Court (as in 2020, when the Supreme Court stopped Florida’s vote counting and simply appointed George W. Bush to be President). Now Trump and McConnell are RUSHING ANOTHER TRUMP NOMINEE […]

Recent actions by Trump & Republicans validate what I wrote and posted here about their mania to PREVENT government from functioning well.

August 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 2017 I wrote a thorough essay explaining that Trump, the Republican Party, big business, and other conservatives are hell-bent to PREVENT the government from solving problems.  Their whole “worldview” supports their mania to enable their elites (whites, rich people, big business, “patriotic” Americans, etc.) DOMINATE EVERYBODY ELSE. Although decent people want fairness and justice throughout our society and in the economy, and fairness and peace in our nation’s dealing with other nations, Trump, Republicans, etc., reject that and are RADICALLY DESTROYING humane governmental, social and economic policies in order to enable rich, racist, cruel people to PREVENT the government […]