TV: “How to Talk Politics with People Different from You”

November 17, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s September 2015 TV program deals constructively with our na-tion’s political polarization. We explore practical ways to communicate across the political divide, so we can all move forward. When Americans have such sharply different values and worldviews, we lack a common starting point about what is real and true. This makes it hard to have rational conversations about controversial issues – and hard to solve public policy problems. Are we stuck with escalating polarization? Or can we find better ways to respect the basic humanity even of people with whom we disagree? Of course, when we […]

TV: “Understanding Socialism”

November 17, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s February 2016 TV episode — “Understanding Socialism” — contributes to the public discussion of how to fix our nation’s broken economic system. The American people know that the economic status quo is dysfunctional and are open to alternative ways of meeting our economic needs.  The U.S.’s dominant economic system has persisted for a very long time. Many people assume that the status quo must always exist. But growing numbers of people are pointing out problems, such as: • The declining middle class • The widening gap between the very rich and everybody else; • Big […]

TV: “Nonviolent Grassroots Remedies for Our Current Crisis”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

People who support human rights, civil liberties, environmental quality, the climate, and other humane values were stunned by the November 2016 election and fear radical damage to these aspects of our civilization and ecosystems. While the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s December 2016 TV program (see www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm) does an excellent job of helping people understand people’s feelings and other realities related to the election, our January 2017 TV program helps us figure out where to go from here. Many people fear radical damage to human rights, civil liberties, the environment, and other necessities, and so forth. Some people feel overwhelmed and […]

TV: “Protect America’s Best Values from Attack”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s March 2017 TV program, which helps our viewers and our nation resist the attacks that are being inflicted upon our nation’s people, environment, and democracy. We can withstand this storm if we stay grounded in the best values that our nation has affirmed since the 1770s – and if we act upon our best values to protect all of our people, our environment, and our democracy. Furthermore, this kind of grounding can also help us avoid getting stuck in reactive, defensive mode. Grounding in good values can actually empower our-selves to make progress. Most […]

TV: “How to REALLY Make America Great”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview that counters Trump’s “make America great” sloganeering with more realistic, humane and effective ways to REALLY improve our nation.  This was Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2017 TV program. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2017 TV program proposes how to move from the status quo to a better future. Simplistic political propaganda has created a mess, but our five guests propose meaningful solutions for our nation’s problems. Trump campaigned to “make America great again.” What does he mean by the word “again”? • When white men had exclusive power to dominate women and people of […]

TV: “Political Despair or Empowerment: It’s Your Choice!”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about how to cope with the political despair so many people are feeling after the November 2016 election. This month we’ll discuss the anxiety, fear and despair that many Americans are feeling about our nation’s current political crisis – and what we can do about that.  Many people have been alarmed by the cruel attacks coming from the federal government and other right-wing sources. As a result, some people feel overwhelmed with anxiety, fear and despair. Besides doing things to take care of ourselves, many Americans also are choosing to empower ourselves, work together, and use […]

TV: “Healing from Political Blame, Shame, and Trauma”

November 13, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch 1-hour interview about November 2016 election.  This was Olympia FOR’s December 2016 TV program. The Olympia FOR’s December 2016 TV program helps us understand the social and political trauma that has been hurting us – especially during the 2016 election campaign season. The 2016 election season has exposed much fear, anger and divisiveness that was already existing in American society. People who were already hurting in various ways have been further antagonized and traumatized. This interview is not intended to support or oppose any political candidate or any political party. Rather, we want to explore and understand the human […]

Our Current Political Crisis

September 23, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Our Nation’s Political Crisis: How We Got Into It – And How to Get Out by Glen Anderson Thoughtful people know that the U.S. is facing one of the most serious political crises in our nation’s history. A narcissistic, grossly ignorant, and psychologically unstable huckster has gained enormous political power. People worldwide are worrying how to get out of this mess. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation posted a much more thorough version of this article onto the “Nonviolence” part of www.olympiafor.org. That article answers three questions: (1) How did we get into this mess? (2) What’s going on? (3) How […]