How to De-Polarize American Society

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 people with cable TV can watch it 13 times throughout November on channel 22.  Also, Glen Anderson will post it to his blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, so people anywhere can watch it.  Also, I am typing up a very thorough summary of what we said and include links for further information, and I’ll post that to this blog as soon as it’s ready.  The link for watching the interview is already posted.  SEE BELOW.

Glen interviews three guests who draw upon their exceptional knowledge and skills about how to resolve conflicts.  Two guests (Susan Partnow and Rachel Eryn Kalish) have extensive experience with the Compassionate Listening Project (www.compassionatelistening.org).  My third guest has extensive experience working with Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication model through Northwest Compassionate Communication (www.nwcompass.org)

All three guests emphasize using deep listening so we can help people anywhere on the political spectrum recognize their deep needs and values.  Our guests urge using compassion and building connectedness.

Our nation has become more and more polarized in recent years, but we can make progress toward healing – and solving problems – if enough people of good will would listen deeply and practice compassion instead of merely blaming and trying to defeat people on the other side.

This does NOT mean ignoring our 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 even while we help our nation make progress toward solving problems.

This interview will air on cable channel 22 of Thurston Community Media (www.tcmedia.org) three times a week throughout November 2020 (1:30 pm Mondays, 5:00 pm Wednesdays, 9:00 pm Thursdays).

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.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW.

CLICK HERE TO READ A VERY THOROUGH SUMMARY of what we said during the interview.  It ends with links to information resources:  2020.11 De-Polarize PART 1 — SUMMARY and RESOURCES

Also see EVEN MORE RESOURCES at this link:  2020.11 De-Polarization — MORE RESOURCES

Soon I’ll post a collection of many people’s wise quotations relevant to de-polarizing people.

After I produced this TV program and posted it to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch the TV video and/or read the linked document, please use my new e-mail address (and/or phone me at 360-491-9093) if you have any questions or want more information.

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org