UNDERSTANDING OUR POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

UNDERSTANDING OUR POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

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UNDERSTAND THEIR DIFFERENT PRIORITY OF SITUATIONAL NEEDS
 
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Good luck trying to find a better explanation for our 

political differences!

Many have tried to explain our political differences. Any attempt to understand political differences best starts with understanding our differing needs. All the books I have found tend to dance around the root role of needs, or avoid it altogether.

 

Most of these explanations favor a partisan side. Haidt’s The Righteous Mind and Wilber’s Integral Politics provide refreshing exception to such bias.

 

Each of these explanations tend to replicate the generalizing of politics. Unchosen specific needs take a back seat to chosen generalized beliefs.

Each of these explanations gloss over the core purpose of politics, which is to convey publicly affected needs. Without publicly affected needs, there would be no such thing as politics.

 

Harmony Politics understands politics as the art of generalizing how to agreeably address needs in different situations. That’s what sets this apart.

 

By starting with the differing experience of needs, and how we generalize what to do about them, Harmony Politics gives you the best understanding of political differences you can find anywhere.

Your needs come first

 

Before jumping into political differences, let's look at how you need differently from the other side. Which side here speaks more to you? What are your politically expressed priorities?

 Is it effective for the equal many

 Can all live equal

 Can we be authentic with inclusion

 Can we prioritize the most vulnerable

 Can we improve our collective capacity? 

 Can we rely on public goods? 

 Can we overcome historical oppression

 Are groups being traumatized

 Is it efficient for the meritorious few

 Can individuals live free

 Can we guard social cohesion

 Can we prioritize the most productive

 Can we improve our individul capacity? 

 Can we rely on private goods? 

 Can we resist government tyranny

 Are individuals being victimized

Start with your needs

Anyone trying to understand politics without first understanding the underlying needs risks going astray. Politics is all about your needs, and theirs.

Politics is less about chosen beliefs and more about your unchosen priority of painfully stubborn needs. Politics lets you guard your vulnerable needs under a shared cloak what others should do about them.

 

You will stay in pain if you persist in believing we choose our needs. Your needs are not open to debate. Neither is theirs.

Your situation in life orients you to a priority of needs. Just as sexual orientation cannot be coerced to fit another's expectations, your oriented priority of needs naturally resists argument.

WHAT IF YOUR POLITICS OUTWARDLY EXPRESS YOUR INWARD ORIENTATION?

WHAT IF YOUR POLITICS OUTWARDLY EXPRESS YOUR INWARD ORIENTATION?

After experiencing Harmony Politics, I dare you or anyone to come up with a better account for our differences.

Think about it. You don't have political differences you can arguably change without first having firm psychosocial need differences you cannot change. 

If you need more government supports to live your life fully, then I accept you for that. I do not seek to change you. I may even learn from you.

I can learn to empathize with your pain of fewer met self-needs. And realize how my politics may threaten your more resolved social-needs

 

I can learn to love you more honestly.

If you need less government interference to live your life fully, then I accept you for that. I do not seek to change you. I may even learn from you.

I can learn to empathize with your pain of fewer met social-needs. And realize how my politics may threaten your more resolved self-needs

 

I can learn to love you more honestly.

Your situation in life prioritizes an opposite set of needs than others. That does not make you right or wrong. Or them right or wrong. It makes you different from each other.

 

If you cannot change your psychosocial orientation to suit others, or others can change theirs to suit you, you can only legitimately argue about what we are to do about our clashing needs. Let's stop hating what we cannot change. 

If I am wide-oriented, and must yield to conservative political gains, see its affect on me. If appreciated, I can even endure the sacrifice for the next few years.

 

It can be an act of love you need. Likewise, I need your love and respect as much as you need mine.

If I am deep-oriented, and must yield to progressive political gains, see its affect on me. If appreciated, I can even endure the sacrifice for the next few years.

 

It can be an act of love you need. Likewise, I need your love and respect as much as you need mine.

 HATE: Insisting others need as oneself and vilify 'em if they don't. 

      LOVE: Respecting how others need differently than oneself.      

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Are you more

WIDE

oriented?

 
Do you focus more on
WIDE RELATIONSHIPS
to include the excluded?
Be affirmed for who you are.
Be thanked for all you give.
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Are you more

DEEP

oriented?

 
Do you focus more on
DEEP RELATIONSHIPS
to be close together?
Be affirmed for who you are.
Be thanked for all you give.
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To all wide-oriented
liberals,
thank you!
To all wide-oriented
liberals,
thank you!
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To all deep-oriented
conservatives,
thank you!

TRANSCENDING OUR POLITICAL POLARIZATION

TRANSCENDING OUR POLITICAL POLARIZATION

The fight is not between liberals and conservatives.
They merely experience a different priority of needs.
 
Overgeneralizing on either side is the true threat.
Political overgeneralizing easily fuels hate.
Temporary generalizing offers relief from strained needs. 
Political generalizing itself rarely resolves needs causing pain.
Overgeneralizing liberals and overgeneralizing conservatives are a threat to resolving the needs that keep you and I in pain.
We either support each to fully resolve each other's needs,
or no one's needs can fully resolve. Then we all stay in pain.
The fight is against generalizing hate.
Let's fight this with the specifics of love.
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If you want to overcome political polarization, then 

RELATE YOUR NEEDS more than DEBATE THE ISSUES

RELATE YOUR NEEDS more than DEBATE THE ISSUES

Relate to the needs on both sides of each political issue.

WIDE ORIENTED

 
Immigration

EASY ENTRY

Climate change

REGULATED

Gun safety

GUN CONTROL

Abortion

PRO CHOICE

Healthcare

GUARANTEED

Criminal justice

TRANSFORM

Economy

MORE REGULATED

Racism

COMMON SYSTEMIC

See this exemplified in

8 Key Issues

 

Depolarizing 

IMMIGRATION

Depolarizing  

CLIMATE CHANGE

Depolarizing 

GUN SAFETY

Depolarizing  

ABORTION

Depolarizing  

HEALTHCARE

Depolarizing  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Depolarizing  

ECONOMY

Depolarizing  

RACISM

DEEP ORIENTED

 
Immigration

VETTED ENTRY

Climate change

NATURAL FIX

Gun safety

GUN RIGHTS

Abortion

PRO LIFE

Healthcare

MARKETPLACE

Criminal justice

REFORM

Economy

LESS REGULATED

Racism

RARE PERSONAL

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Here's the deal. If I reach out to you first, I create for you a free sample of my work. I apply Harmony Politics to your website’s messaging. I send it to you by email, for free.

 

Do with it as you please. But realize I will do this equally for your competition. I am impartial. I am strictly nonpartisan.

 

If you respond to me before your opponents, then I can offer you exclusive support. I can help you gain competitive advantage over the others.

 

I created Value Politics with an ambitious vision to include voters. To start out, I am working directly with you, to help you reach general and independent voters.

Talk to me how I can best serve you. I want to help you reach across the aisle, before and after you win office. I aim to boost your legitimacy by helping you be more responsive to those across the political spectrum. But you set the agenda, by letting me know how I can best apply this to your political needs.

You schedule a fifteen-minute SMS session to tell me how I can apply this to fit you. You only pay a deposit of $2.50 if booked by September 1, 2020, if using the promo code in the description at the Value Politics Intro page.

 

You can invest in longer sessions, if you like. I can work with what you can afford. If all I get from helping you is a helpful testimonial, great!

 

Together, we can turn the challenges of political polarization into opportunities for better connections. Together, we can dissolve divisiveness and melt politically privileged hate. Together, we can spread some love.

MY STORY

I exist for this moment. I am compelled to transcend political sides much as I am compelled to transcend the gender binary. While nominally transgender, I consider myself a "transspirit" who is spiritually compelled to unite divisive yet complementary sides.

I am neither liberal nor conservative, or anyplace between. I am compelled to resolve specific needs, apart from social pressures to generalize about what to do about our painful needs.

After earning degrees in theology, anthropology, sociology, public admin and counseling, I developed the skills and finally found time to go public and share this with you. Several iterations of it unfolded these past few years.

Defusing Polarization

I first publicized this clarity into politics as a Udemy eCourse. "Defusing Polarization: Understanding Divisive Politics" is to date my most throughout explanation. Perhaps too thorough. 

Empower Politics

After seeing low enrollments and less engagement, I spelled much of this content out in a series of articles here. By calling it "empower politics," I envisioned replacing divisive generalizing with a more active role in resolving politicized needs.

Unifying Politics

Then I switched to calling this "unifying politics" when applying it to a long list of political issues. I tried creating a subscription service, but did not get far. By the time I finished eight of these issues, I switched again.

Harmony Politics

Now I am calling it "harmony politics" to link your politics, and theirs, to each other's needs. But what is in a name? All these versions give you a better explanation for political differences, and polarization, than ever offered elsewhere.

Anankelogy, the study of need

How did I find a better account for political differences eluding those perhaps smarter than me? Because I founded a new branch of study: anankelogy. So I was able to start at the roots of politics, realizing it only exists to express and address publicly affected needs.

Value Politics

Speaking of need, I hoped to earn a living from this. For now, I am offering Harmony Politics or free. And trust enough folks need me to walk through it to start my consulting career. I have a conciliatory process for us to get back to resolving our overgeneralized specific needs. I'd love to share it with you.

So please join me in replacing divisive politics with empathizing with each other's different priority of needs. Let's spread some love.

Value Relating is led by Steph Turner and Alisha Turner. Together, we are creating an apt answer to the alarming problem of political polarization.

 

Join us in meeting the challenges of divisive politics with better understanding of one another’s differing needs. We did. Let us help you find and grow such love.

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