The Great American Divide:
How did we get here? Can we heal? What can we do?
Outline Introduction Not just about the Sixties, Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Part 1: History The American and the French Revolution Constitution: Catholic or Protestant Roots? Orthodoxy and Conservatives: Who's in Charge? Liberals and Progressives: A Difference of degree? Libertarians: Why don’t they play well with others? Socialism: Leveling the playing Field? Marxism: Why Total War on Institutions and Family? Part 2: Cultural Divisions Regional Divide: Urban vs. Country Class Divisions in A Classless Society The Theistic Divide: Science vs Religion The Nature of Man: Good, Evil, or Beyond Good and Evil? New Age Divide: Wiccan and Crystals: Filling a Cultural Vacuum Abortion Divide: What is a life? New Green Divide: Conservation, New Eden, or Armageddon? Immigration Divide: Elites vs. Workers The Labor and Family Divide: Men vs. Women LGTBQ: Acceptance vs. Normalization, Internal Divisions Part 3: Values The Elephant and The Rider (This will be updated) 6 values of culture – Haidt Competition: Equality vs. Equity Preference or Fundamental Difference Ancient Wisdom - virtues, True Detachment, East vs West Struggle and Self Correction Cultural Confidence: Certainty, Necessity, Completeness Institutions – on the left and on the right Part 4: Methods and Tactics The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Mandatory Government Education Parents, College and Authority Transference Will to Power: Hammer and Nails From The Prince and The Tao of War to Alinsky Racism and Networks of Power Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories Sins of the Nation: Guilt Persuasion Good Intentions: Riding a Wave to Power Part 5: Resolution Elitism: The Why of Trump Future Wars: Progress and Time Why the Left Fails – Permanent Revolution Why the Right Fails - Complacency Revolution Cycles: The Pragmatists and The Idealists Nock's Solution: Political Causes: Malevolence, Incompetence, and Stupidity The Remnant