PART 2 of “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World”

Our nation and world are in a horrible mess.  The December 2018 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series examines how to solve the problems.

A person or an entire society has a “worldview” — a way of seeing reality — that strongly directs their behavior and public policy.  The worldview that currently dominates the U.S. government and society has caused escalating greed, corruption, cruelty, oppression, war, and other bad things.  Instead, we need to replace that worldview with its opposite — a worldview that is humane, compassionate, peaceful, fair to everyone, and environmentally sustainable.

An unjust society seeks to perpetuate itself, including perpetuating its injustices.
People who benefit from those injustices defend them as “just the way things are.”
Their worldviews are grounded in the unjust status quo.
Instead, let’s expose and challenge the injustices, and let’s replace the dominant worldview with one grounded in truth, universal human rights, and environmental sustainability.

This TV program’s topic is “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World.”  The overall worldview that has been dominating the U.S. for the past several decades (and especially in the past few years) is grounded in assumptions about reality that have caused many, many serious problems.  November’s TV program focuses especially on that dominant worldview and the many problems it has escalated.  December’s TV program focuses especially on how to create the OPPOSITE worldview and the OPPOSITE public policies.  December’s TV program also proposes how to solve the problems through nonviolent grassroots organizing.

Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch the December 2018 TV program on TCTV cable channel 22 three times a week throughout the month:  Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and Thursdays at 9:00 pm.

People anywhere can WATCH BOTH the November and December programs — and can READ very thorough essays on BOTH programs — through links below in this web post.

Each essay is long, but it starts with a table of contents, so you can read some parts now and other parts later.

To watch the December 2018 TV program (about solutions and how to achieve them), CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.  To read the very thorough essay I wrote that greatly expands upon the video with much further information, CLICK HERE TO READ THE THOROUGH ESSAY

November focuses mostly on the problems.  You can WATCH NOVEMBER’S VIDEO HERE and/or READ NOVEMBER’S THOROUGH ESSAY HERE.

A section starting on page 46 provides a bold, creative alternative of “TRUE Security” instead of the cruel, violent “national security” approach.  The table in that section is here as a one-page attachment in case you want to print it out or share it:  “TRUE Security TABLE”

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