This month’s TV program and blog post for “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” contrasts the worldview (greed, corruption, cruelty, oppression, etc.) that currently dominates the U.S.’s public policies with the opposite worldview that would be humane, compassionate, fair to everyone, peaceful, honest, supportive of democracy, and environmentally sustainable. Most Americans want this positive worldview instead of the cruel, oppressive ones that Trump, the Republicans, and some mainstream Democrats impose upon us.
The November 2018 program is Part 1 of this topic and focuses mostly on the problems. In December you can watch Part 2 of this topic, which will focus more on the solutions—how to achieve the worldview we want instead of the horrible one that is hurting people, democracy, truth and the environment now.
Instead of interviewing guests, Glen Anderson has been working a long time gathering information and sequencing it into a well-organized flow that builds a solid case. The program and blog post explain what “worldviews” are and how they drive public policy. Glen clearly contrasts the currently dominant worldview with the positive alternative that most Americans would want instead.
The dominant worldview assumes that it’s OK for powerful people to dominate and exploit everyone else. It relies upon violence at the domestic and international levels. It serves cruel and greedy elites and destruction of the environment instead of social and economic justice and environmental sustainability.
The bad worldview was already dominating the US, and it has escalated horribly since Trump and Republicans grabbed power over all three branches of the federal government and many state and local governments. Trump and the Republicans are vigorously destroying the parts of the government that serve the public and protect the environment. They are imposing Orwellian lies and abuses, appointing extremely incompetent and corrupt people who are vigorously hostile to the missions of the agencies they have been appointed to run.
The Trumpian and Republican escalation includes blatant lying and outright contempt for truth and honest journalism. They rig processes so they can win at any cost and hurt anybody who stands in their way. We saw this with their war on women and contempt for truth and democracy when they steamrollered Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court.
November’s Part 1 focuses mostly on the problems. December’s Part 2 will focus mostly on solutions.
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Everyone everywhere can watch this interview—and/or read a thorough summary of what we said – through the “TV Programs” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org. Each program is also posted to one or more categories listed on the blog.
Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County can watch this interview on Thurston Community Television (TCTV) three times a week throughout the entire month: every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Glen Anderson, the TV series’ producer/host at (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org