Empower Politics and You
By Steph Turner
What is Empower Politics?
Empower Politics replaces politics-as-usual, which tends to be self-serving, groupish, and needlessly divisive. Empower Politics unleashes the power within others to actively identify, express and freely address their own needs, trusting this to improve their responsiveness to your needs. Empower Politics emphasizes respect for one another’s needs, encouraging the best path for each to resolve those needs.
Empower Politics is specifically a service of Value Relating, an independent, nonpartisan consultancy prioritizing individual's and group's specific needs over political generalizations. We want voters to win more than politicians to win, and we trust you to agree.
Unlike the typical political consultancy service, our nonpartisan stance makes us uniquely qualified to serve both sides. If you don’t access our services before any of your opponents, they could gain competitive advantage ahead of you.
So let me ask you a bold question. Why should anyone vote for you? Right now, what honestly differentiates you from your opponents? If voters pick up that you’re following politics as usual, they’ll likely be drawn more to whatever candidate stands out the most.
But that could be you. You could differentiate yourself from politics-as-usual with Empower Politics. Not only can it free you from the clutches of polarization, it can attractively differentiate you from status quo contenders.
Envision yourself gaining competitive advantage. You amass the wide appeal of being responsive to the needs on all sides, and the deep appeal of putting specific needs over generalized ideas.
No overreaching promises.
No more polarization.
Simply dissolving polarized political hostilities with a new way of demonstrating your love to your constituents. Let’s contrast Empower Politics to politics-as-usual.
listening for the delicate needs behind the hardened shell of political rhetoric
relating honestly and humbly the different but normal ways we experience our needs
embrace others after realizing their experience of needs cannot readily change
specifying what’s best in each instance, respecting case-by-case situations
offering value to all in need,
inspiring reciprocation to sustain value
need resolving focus over pain relieving, resolve all relevant needs that prompt the pain to alert of unmet needs in the first place
bridging dysfunctional polarization
with one loving step at a time
love the politically different
debating political ideas as if they are
objective reasons all must accept
arguing beliefs with defensive certainty, masking subjectively experienced needs
reject others for not changing their minds after attempts of persuasion
generalizing what should be done,
as if one-size-fits-all universally
demanding value for own team,
denigrating non-team members
pain relieving focus over need resolving, typically more focused on continually
relieving own pain and own group’s pain
sliding into polarized opposites
while taking little if any responsibility
hate the politically different
Empower Politics and You
Let’s start with this hypothesis for your imminent success. The more you identify and communicate your loving respect for the diverse needs of your diversely different constituents, the more you will gain competitive advantage over your political opponents. Unless they “get it” too, and beat you to the punch of diverse need responsiveness.
What you get here is:
1. Understanding first the differing needs at the roots of political differences.
2. Then a need-based assessment for how your own needs affect your political goals.
3. Finally, exploring how to turn your fresh awareness into competitive advantage.
Read further. Or listen to an audio file to each article. You can also hear the audio file at each page. Click on the title below to go to that article. You will get the most out of this by going in order.
It’s about needs. Politics exist to serve needs. Needs come first, then political reasoning. Empowerment begins with respect for the various needs that politics serve.
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A need itself isn’t necessarily moral. “Parallel parsing” empowers you to see your needs and your political opponents’ needs on equal moral footing.
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You experience self-needs and social-needs. How you experience these psychosocial needs shapes your political outlook more than reasoning.
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The more you experience your self-needs and social-needs differently from others, the more you will feel politically different from them.
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Where self-needs resolve more than social-needs, a “wide” (Left) focus emerges. Where social-needs resolve more than self-needs, a “deep” (Right) focus emerges.
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Your political orientation serves as the outward expression of your inward psychosocial orientation.
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Your more resolved needs provide you with a political asset. Your less resolved needs present as a political liability, for now.
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Finally, defining what we mean by politics and polarization, leading to Empower Politics phases as an ideally matching remedy.
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