ricord winstead

I am still stuck on Social Murder.

Grit, Self Reliance, Personal Responsibility are the Big Lies which are used to harness our life energy to steal it. America’s version of blood sacrifice.

We have to stop. Stop all of it.

Jessica, your writing opens our eyes. Thank you.

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Yes, we are truly in a time of weaponization of language. To the point of “culture wars” instead of differing points of view which can be discussed and debated as concepts rather than tribal signifiers. When society no longer has civil mechanisms of defining words and meanings, we become atomized as individuals. We become highly susceptible to manipulation, gaslighting, and authoritarian solutions to dogmatic definitions of acceptable tribal reality.

Fortunately humans do also have a capacity for listening with an open heart. To hear the fear behind the anger. To speak of our shared fears. To find new ways to resolve conflict. No easy thing.

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Until Citizens United is repudiated, politics and government are functionally captured by the morbidly rich. Dems are relying on that funding and even using it to promote MAGA candidates they think they can beat. While denying those funds to rising new candidates- women & POC who dare challenge the Dem establishment.

Yes, the elements of a renewal & resurgence are evident. We need leadership worthy, in words and deeds, of the moment to seize the day.

While we resist the MAGA take over on the ground, we must promote the emergence of new leadership who truly reflect the possibility of this moment.

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