Collectively, there are thousands of organizations and funders already working to improve our country. So why does our country appear to be a mess?
The weakest part of our country is our willingness to live in a narrative/news stream that confirms our own bias and demonizes others. We could make our collective work exponentially more effective by fostering strong relationships among people of different viewpoints.
Our current frayed social fabric is the result of “winner take all” politics, party loyalty over patriotism and is exacerbated by attacks from foreign influencers who manipulate us through social media and propaganda. Only We the People can change our attitudes and behavior to stop it.
Foundations have spent or committed $4.1 billion since 2011 to strengthen our democratic republic. And yet, the results are not recognizable to the average American.
What will it take to continue to progress the ideals of our country and the future we want to create in this environment of turmoil and chaos? ……………….. Continue reading at the IVN website here.
Debilyn Molineaux is Director Emerita at Coffee Party USA and Co-Director of Bridge Alliance