I’m disgusted to be American but own it entirely because it is my birthright to do so. My ancestors paid for this right in blood so I do not run from it in cowardice.Continue reading Why America Disgusts Me
Failed Violent Insurrection
On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building in an attempt to undermine the democratic process and keep their chosen candidate in power. They failed because consensus was not built in the right places to support what they wanted to do: overturn the election results. 70 million people voted for President Trump, and even though they did so at the expense of democratic norms, it still was not enough for them to maintain their grip on power.Continue reading The Importance Of Consensus Building
Voting Alone Is Not Enough For Effective Political Engagement
Voting in and of itself is not effective political engagement, and will not accomplish the political objectives needed to end our shared and continued social marginalization. But voting in and of itself is not the problem. The problem is our ineptitude at effective political engagement. The paragraphs below highlight what we need to do to effectively engage in politics. Once we collectively engage effectively, we will get the legislation and policies that support our political objectives.Continue reading Effective Political Engagement: What Are The Requirements?