Things We Can Do As Individuals / Groups
How can we preventing extremism from corrupting governance at all levels from school boards to national office?
Train ourselves in recognizing extremism practiced by authoritarians and more especially by sociopaths; this is discussed in the next page.
Prepare ourselves by mastering
Dialogue, and use it to reach and teach others?
Train ourselves in
Reduce our “Blind Obedience” by nurturing our children toward a balance between Internal and External Loci of Control?
Know our representatives in government
so we can avoid having those we elect turn on us?
Turn out and vote for candidates who have centrist or independent voting records, with balanced External and Internal Loci of Control? What better way is there do avoid the stasis-in-conflict that infects our present government?
Become politically active; run for office; write letters to our congressmen and the media; join discussion groups, and peace blogs?
Reach out to our neighbors and fellow world citizens?
- Raise emotionally-healthy children. Avoid neglecting or traumatizing them at any time.
- Educate ourselves:
, which gives rise to anti-social instincts, such as aggression and dominance on the one hand and altruism and parenting in counterpoint.
- Understand the human genome
- Educate for creativity, insight, and social awareness and how these play out in citizenship.
Good citizenship demands no less.
Posted by RoadToPeace on Thursday, September 13, 2007.
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