This is a partial title from a great book from a content point of view (but not what I would consider fun reading ). I’ve commented on this book on several occasions this summer in different blogs. I think it is critical when approaching divisions in politics, culture, people. The basic message is something I learned in college when debating abortion/life/choice issues. I think most people (95%) are coming from a good place. Even people who I consider misguided like Matthew Owen, Supervisor Fennell, Supervisor Bohn or even Gary Graham Hughes (see Cannabis thread in the near future). They are all coming from a good and righteous place. It is just we fundamentally disagree on some issues.
This thread is for those disagreements. Mostly in this thread I will be discussing, analyzing and trying to come to some conclusions about the divisions within the Humboldt Democratic Party. I like to start this thread with Jonathan Haidts’ book because I don’t want to forget that idea as I begin this online journey. We are all good people. Sometimes in the heat of a debate, when the bickering gets it’s loudest, the reader (and/or commenter and/or I) might forget this momentarily. The next day tho, lets remember that in the end we are all coming from a good place – for the most part. 🙂
- The Righteous Mind and the Liberally Educated Mind (umdreads2013.wordpress.com)
- How Lincoln’s “Infamous Words” Became Famous (citizentom.com)
General Blog Note: I will feel free to edit my posts and comments for a short period of time after posting. Most of the time these changes will be to try to clear of the meaning, sometimes like this morning I even changed the title and direction of the post after I initially posted another title (with no content). I do feel a responsibility to keep my posts and others as long as they are not offensive. After that initial period of change, if I make any changes or deletions – I will add a note saying I did so and why.