Progressives have systematically disempowered themselves by not presenting a unified challenge to the pro-corporate forces that continue to dominate Congress and the Obama administration. To reenergize the progressive movement, we need a new discourse in the public arena to pull public attention toward a vision of what this country could be like if the values of generosity, caring, compassion, environmental sanity, nonviolence, social justice, peace, and love for all humanity were to shape our schools, economy, media, and government. In short, the public arena needs a spiritual progressive voice. Shifting public discourse in this way will require many small, local interventions to happen simultaneously in neighborhoods, city councils, school board meetings, and living rooms across the country. A single person can’t bring about such a change — it’s a task that can only be accomplished by many people acting together. Will you join me...
Rabbi Michael Lerner; You Can Help Stop America’s March to the Right. Tikkun 1 January 2014; 29 (1): 5–8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08879982-2394371
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