Dif­fer­ent world­views – Dif­fer­ent futures

Imag­ine Amer­ica in 30 years when today’s chil­dren are rais­ing chil­dren. What kind of coun­try will Amer­ica be? What we believe, how we think and what we do now will make a difference. Imagine if we made the following choices:

Dif­fer­ent world­views - Dif­fer­ent futures 

We’re one human fam­ily liv­ing together on planet earth instead of Social Dar­win­ism
World cit­i­zen instead of Amer­i­can Excep­tion­al­ism
Diplo­macy instead of mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion
Sus­tain­abil­ity instead of envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion
Com­pas­sion and empa­thy instead of  fear and hate
Tol­er­ance and uni­veral human val­ues instead of reli­gious fun­da­men­tal­ism
Power by edu­cated, involved cit­i­zens instead of big money
Cre­ative, crit­i­cal, sys­tems think­ing instead of ide­ol­ogy, myth and toxic cer­ti­tude
Qual­ity pub­lic qual­ity edu­ca­tion for all instead of pri­va­tized edu­ca­tion for elite
Pol­i­tics of pur­pose and mean­ing instead of pur­suit of money and power
Democ­racy with oppor­tu­nity for all instead of plu­toc­racy or theoc­racy
Strong mid­dle class instead of obscene inequality

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Wel­come to an e-book in progress to help cit­i­zens gain an overview of the socio-political scene in Amer­ica before the 2012 elec­tions,  become aware of the extrem­ism of today’s con­ser­v­a­tives and under­stand why we must renew America’s pro­gres­sive val­ues for a rapidly chang­ing world. Phyl­lis Sten­er­son, edi­tor 

Pro­gres­sive val­ues are Amer­i­can val­ues reflect­ing the past, under­stand­ing the present and antic­i­pat­ing the future.

We aren’t mov­ing to the left or the right. We’re mov­ing forward.

 work in progress 7/13/12 Paideia LLC © 2012

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