Civil Society vs Dystrumpia

Civil Society vs Dystrumpia

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Big Questions

What does FREEDOM mean? What does FREEDOM not mean?

Freedom means freedom from oppression, not

freedom from one’s obligation to the COMMON GOOD.

Did Trump create the mob, or did the mob create Trump? > I know you know he is a cheater…

Are the Proud Boys Trump’s Brownshirts?

Is Trump the “Chosen One,” doing god’s work for the country? Or is he simply a mashup of [ Eddie Haskell + Elmer Gantry + Vince McMahon ], barnstorming across the fruited plain (airport hangars) bullshitting good American people?

Do Donald Trump and Dystrumpia share your values and those values of a civil society? What can a civil society do to fight the racism and injustice of Dystrumpia?

Trump can’t get away with insulting, demonizing, mocking, ridiculing, lying to and cheating good people his entire life without it ultimately coming back to haunt him.

His comeuppance is upon him!

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Pay It Forward

What can you do when you don’t know what to do to make our world a more peaceful, loving, and harmonious society?

When you meet a human being of any race or nationality or color or sexual identity or national identity, you have a choice how you greet them:

With a look and words and body language communicating

  • suspicion, prejudice, fear, and hate, or
  • acceptance, civility, understanding, respect, and love.

If we each pay forward with each person we meet every day, everywhere, we can make this a more peaceful and harmonious world, one person at a time.

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Civil Society vs Dystrumpia

Civil Society...Dystrumpia...
values truth & transparencyemploys disinformation & secrecy
values scientific integritybroadcasts anti-science balderdash
values quiet, civil wisdomrallies around loud, bullying braggadocio
believes factsbelieves conspiracies
respectfully transitions powerunrespectfully refuses to transition power
respects scienceis not that good at math
is transparenthides the truth
listensinterrupts
votes oncevotes twice
black lives matteronly white folk matter
sitting presidents seek counsel with past presidentshas no relationship and is not respected or liked by past presidents
promotes inclusivenesspromotes cronyism and inside opportunity (trading)
protects familiesseparates families
shuns nepotismembraces nepotism
tells the truthlies
plays by the rulescheats
repairs, maintains, improvestears down and abandons
supports public education for allsupports elite education for a few
believes in the Golden Ruleattacks, attacks, attacks
is polite to everyoneis rude to many
is kind to everyoneis mean to many
is dignifiedis crude
is unselfishis selfish
talks about the "We"talks about "Me"
reads bookswatches TV
spends less than they earnspends into bankruptcy
Is wiseIs chaotic
shows empathy for those less fortunatetakes advantage of those less fortunate
is measured and strategicis ad hoc
is chivalrousis a big collective bully
is humbleis vain
is openis closed inside a wall
respects womenis misogynistic

All People Are Equal

Love wins
Black lives matter
Immigrants and refugees are welcome
Disabilities are respected
Women are in charge of their bodies
People & planet are valued over profit
Diversity is celebrated

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Does Character Matter?

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