“Respect everyone’s opinion.” Indulging in “upset”. Time to get a transpartisan grip.

I haven’t posted a blog in some time.  I have been paying attention to to things related to our shifting political landscape.   More than ever I am studying how influence, power and control is being exerted through our modern media conglomerates.  More and more our news and pundit spinmeisters are fomenting “upset”.  The following editorial sums … Continue reading

Values, guiding principals and manifestos: That which provides common ground or ground for partisan divide and conquer?

Values, guiding principals and that wich provides common ground…..  In the partisan political game we are often talking right past each other… on purpose.  We mobilize our base/tribe by being against something or someone or some group.  We demonize and vilify for the sake of consolidating support in the quest for power in a win … Continue reading

Broken social/ecomonic systems, broken power politics/Congress and media celebrity sociopaths. All three need to be fixed.

As I see it, the US has been on a gradual glide path to serious mediocrity; hoping for a nice soft landing upon our arrival at the third rate country airport.  The evidence of this is abundant; witness education, jobs, wages, consumer debt, health-care costs, income gaps, poverty, social/political divisiveness, infant mortality rates, incarceration rates … Continue reading

Tea Party Movement: Something more than the hyperbole and Drama to watch here. “Open for Debate” is on it.

I’ve learned how to use RSS  feeds and Google Reader so I’m getting a nice stream of information on lots of subjects related to politics, collaboration and change.  The Tea Party movement is a bigger story than I realized and it is unfolding right before our eyes.  It is a substantial movement in its own … Continue reading

Transpartisan insight #37: Why powerful people — many of whom take a moral high ground — don’t practice what they preach

Why powerful people — many of whom take a moral high ground — don’t practice what they preach. If we are going to shift the political culture towards more civility and less harsh judgement and vilification we need to understand the (obvious) findings of this study. “This research is especially relevant to the biggest scandals … Continue reading

Transpartisan (associate/friend) Michael Ostrolenk of the Campaign for Liberty is in the news….

Michael did a wonderful job presenting what it is to be “transpartisan” at the recent Engaging the Other conference.  Now he is being referenced in a recent blog/article: Libertarians on Establishment Demonization By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 29, 2009 1:14 pm Read the whole article at the above link.  Here is a blurb from the … Continue reading