[Paleopsych] selling america to the world

Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Tue Nov 23 03:17:19 UTC 2004

Insightful analysis, I enjoyed it. Sort of a Peter Principle, where we 
rise until we are incompetent and then stay there. Appreciative Inquiry 
has the potential to reduce this kind of us/them dichotomy.
Demos have to get away from the far-left litmus tests and run another 
centrist. Like it or not, people in the US are very suspicious of the 
term Liberal. Obama seems like someone with real potential.  If the war 
produces a democracy in Iraq and the economy picks up, the Repubs will 
be tough to beat in 2008.

Michael Christopher wrote:

>>>I wish I knew, and it is one the the reasons I am so
>uneasy with Bush and his team. They seem to be
>absolutely blind. Anyone know why????<<
>--It does seem that the Bush team is dominated by
>people who did really well with a single political
>formula and can't change their strategy to deal with a
>different culture. What worked in Texas and other
>Southern and Midwestern states didn't work in the West
>and Northeast. People living in high-divorce states
>claiming they can protect marriage by keeping gays out
>of it just don't make any sense, unless you're
>responding with a sense of emotional identity, "He's
>one of us" and not thinking about reality. If someone
>is "one of us" we don't really have to think about
>their argument, just how it makes us feel. I doubt
>many Arabs would respond to Southern white male
>identity politics, despite some similarities in the
>two cultures. And that identity thing is what
>Democrats have lacked since Clinton. We'd reject
>Abraham Lincoln for the same reason, he just wouldn't
>be charismatic enough and wouldn't come across as "one
>of us".
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