Aired 5 January 2021 – 5:00 PM EDT
An Interview with Political Psychologist Diane Perlman and Peace and Justice Activist Marilyn Langlois
Swami’s Dictionary:“Irony Curtain: The invisible wall of impropaganda that separates we the people from the truth.” — Swami Beyondananda
You may have heard of that controversial documentary called “Vaxxed” that caused quite a stir a few years ago. Well, I am calling the first show of this New Year “vexxed” because so many people are vexed and confounded by conflicting narratives around COVID, vaccinations, Bill Gates and the so-called new world order.
I can tell you in advance we may not get to any definitive answers, but we WILL address some definitive questions to help you navigate the confusion, obfuscation, and the real and true information seeking to get heard. My guests today are not medical professionals, and so will not be offering any medical perspective on COVID and its treatments.
Both of our guests are, however, are experts on propaganda and communication and will offer us a “meta-view” of what is being communicated, how it is being communicated and to what end.
Both psychologist and conflict analyst Diane Perlman and progressive activist Marilyn Langlois are associated with Transcend International, a solutions-oriented peace project based on the work of Johan Galtung, that seeks to move beyond win-lose and even compromise, to achieve breakthrough solutions.
Diane Perlman, PhD, is a clinical and political psychologist, conflict analyst, interdisciplinary social scientist, author, educator, mediator, lifelong human rights advocate, environmentalist, and patent holder. She is interested in psychological dynamics of conflict and reconciliation, and strategies of win-win conflict transformation capable of producing enduring security. Previously she had a clinical practice in individual, couple and family therapy, psychoneuroimmunology and Jungian oriented psychotherapy.
Marilyn Langlois is a convener of TRANSCEND USA West Coast. She is a volunteer community organizer and international solidarity activist based in Richmond, California. A co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, she is retired from previous employment as a teacher, secretary, administrator, mediator and community advocate.
After focusing many years on being a single mother, she has become a self-taught advocate for peace and justice in the last 20 years, having witnessed in her home town of Richmond, California and on travels to Haiti, El Salvador, Vietnam, North Korea, Uganda and former Yugoslavia some of the violence and poverty resulting from US imperialism and cut-throat capitalism.
If you’ve had your fill of heated discussions, and would like an enlightening one for a change, please join us.
To find out more about Diane Perlman and her work, please go to Conscious Politics. To find out more about Transcend and Marilyn’s work, please go here.