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“Where left and right come front and center to face the music and dance together, to turn the funk into function and leave the junk at the junction”

Despite what we hear and see on the news, we have a deeply UNITED body politic in America.  Whether people identify as progressive, conservative, independent or “other”, the vast majority of Americans believe our current pay-to-play political system doesn’t represent them.  Particularly in the election of 2016, where the candidate named “Neither of the Above” would have won in a landslide, citizens are feeling disheartened, discouraged and disenfranchised.

The elephant — and donkey — in the living room is the growing awareness that neither of the two major parties has the people’s interest at heart, nor the good of the commonwealth for that matter.  The system is incapable of fixing itself, and so what is required is an “intervention” by the entity that our founding documents, The Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution declare is the “sovereign” of our republic:  we, the people.


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WIKI POLITIKI is a podcast, a platform, a context and a community where sane and functional ideas can “come out and play”, and where we can use our intelligence more intelligently in this “shrinking world that could definitely use a good shrink.”  We’re not afraid to look darkness in the heart at Wiki Politiki.  And … we do so with love, humor, compassion, and equanimity.  And we invite you to become part of our community where we identify, nurture and proliferate the practical visionary ideas that will bring what our colleague Charles Eisenstein calls “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.


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The Reunited States of America – How We Can Close the “Reality Gap” and Create a Sane and Sacred Center

Aired 17 November 2020 – 5:00 PM EDT

An Interview With Author and Mediation Expert Mark Gerzon

“Instead of the current tug-of-war pulling us apart, we need a tug-of-peace where we all pull together in the same direction.” — Swami Beyondananda

 

At the most politically contentious time since the Civil War, can you imagine what it would take to “reunite America”? You can’t? Well our guest this week, Mark Gerzon, can. He has written a book called the Reunited States of America, and his life work for the past half-century has been bringing all sides together in fruitful conversation.

Mark Gerzon is the president of Mediators Foundation and is one of the key architects of the field of global leadership and an experienced facilitator in high-conflict zones. He has advised a wide variety of organizations including the US Congress, multinational corporations, and UNDP. The author of numerous books, including Leading Through Conflict and Global Citizens, his most recent book is The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide. 

Concerned about the increasing polarization in American communities, Mark has spent the last two decades working on the ideological frontier between Left and Right. He co-designed and served as head facilitator for the US Bipartisan Congressional Retreats in the late 1990s, and has spent the following years participating in a wide variety of efforts to deepen dialogue across the political spectrum. He is currently developing with his colleagues a multi-pronged strategy to build a transpartisan movement in the United States… Read more here…