By Jeanne Bear, Coffee Party USA volunteer In our current body politic what could rationally be called conversation and reason are difficult. Many people meeting face-to-face can’t quite reach that level of exchange. So what can be done if all they exchange are volleys of cherry-picked fake news, rants all about their anger or fears, and claims that government is the problem? It is a tough challenge when shame, fear, and cynicism are where it starts. An anticipated conversation may […]
The Midterm 2018 Blue Wave proved that the pathology is waning. Unfortunately, the defeat of Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, and Beto O’Rourke makes is clear it is not occurring fast enough.
A photo of this cap made the rounds in cyberspace not long after the 2016 presidential election. “Make America Kind Again” was the plea. The campaign to be “great again” evidently resonated with enough voters in enough states that the Electoral College was tipped against the popular vote. So now we have what we have here in America – I would say: neither greatness nor goodness. A Pandora’s Box of ugliness has been opened in our society. Of course people […]
By Chrystine Julian, Coffee Party USA volunteer When checking out the Coffee Party USA one of the first things you will encounter is their Civility Pledge. It is a foundation of who they are, what they do and how they do it. It states: “As a member or supporter of the Coffee Party USA, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest, and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures, […]
Wisdom from Coffee Party USA Director Jeanene Louden I have learned that how we say what we say determines whether or not we are heard. I can’t tell you how many times someone has kicked off a “conversation” by mocking, criticizing or demeaning me. When it happens, that little voice inside my head is screaming what I should say back so loud I cannot hear anything else. I certainly can’t hear what it is they actually want me to know. […]
Coffee Party USA is looking for passionate people from all America’s diverse communities who want to work together across our differences to reclaim our government for the people. Ten years ago, Coffee Party was one of the few organizations working against the ways money corrupts our politics and working for non-partisan/trans-partisan citizen involvement. Coffee Party has changed over these ten years but our track record shows that we are still a significant player in our efforts to “reclaim our government […]
Vince Lamb (Dr! Lamb) has been involved with Coffee Party USA almost from the beginning. He has served non-stop on the Board of Directors for several years, seeking and vetting appropriate partners for our Coffee Party work; he has served as interim secretary and contributes daily to our popular Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page. He is a science professor and environmentalist and (in his spare time) Vince blogs at his Crazy Eddie’s Motie News blogspot. Vince wrote this […]
So why has the human race never really figured out how to live by this rule of life? Maybe because throughout history most people just flat don’t agree with it.