Month: May 2018

  • Tribalism is Killing Us. Let’s Stop for Strategic Reasons

    There is hope if people on the Left and progressives admit how human it is and how human they are to be tribalistic, angry, suspicious and bigoted.

    I am from the progressives, and at this stage of American history, there is no question that the lion’s share of actual violence, literal and structural, comes from the white nationalist Right.

    But that does not mean that progressives are constructive, brilliant peacebuilders. They are not. Every step of the way progress in human rights has been focused on fighting and victories, not on reconciliation, not on building communities of trust, not on building a new society.

    We just build monuments to beautiful words by Martin Luther King, summarily ignore those words, and go on with a tribalistic war.

    Winning is through love not hate, winning is caring for your own as well as the stranger, winning is caring for very difficult people …