“Hitler’s spell over his listeners rested “on the fanatical belief of this man in himself,” “on his pseudo-authoritative judgments about everything under the sun, and on the fact that his opinions […] could always be fitted into an all-encompassing ideology.”
by Charlotte Coyle (June 2019) Political tension is built into the fabric of our nation. The Founders intentionally created a checks and balances tension that forces cooperation and enforces collaboration across political differences. However … …when “we” are in power, we wish those checks and balances were not in our way. …when “they” are in power, we are grateful for the tension that limits the tyranny of the majority. Good tension maintains the strength of a suspension bridge; creates beautiful […]
Thom Hartmann stopped by to do a Coffee Party Talk about his latest book.
Current leaders of our country lie routinely, without serious repercussions. Educated people in high-level positions brush aside, as hogwash, both evidence-based knowledge and a near-total global consensus of scientists on climate change. And—perhaps the scariest part—relatively few Americans express alarm about the lying and assaults on objective truth. If you, like me, are genuinely baffled about this “post-truth” era of “fake news” and “alternative facts” and concerned about the state of American democracy, read on. Also, read Democracy and Truth: […]
Heather Prabish, Coffee Party USA President Everyone expresses themselves differently. I do not enjoy writing articles and blog posts. So my friends, I leave you with an original poem. I hope you enjoy it. I hope it inspires you to sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk. Just talk and listen. Talk about anything. Leave the problems of the world aside for a few minutes and connect with people around you. Coffee Party Common ground. Strangers and […]
A friend of mine cast her ballot in a metropolitan suburb in Texas and she remarked how “remarkable” was the mix of voters who stood in line with her. I looked around me in awe at the diverse group of citizens there to cast their political opinions. Those with different colors and shades of skin and features, with varying faiths, from any number of occupations and education and economic situations, first time voters and life time voters, mothers with their […]
Campaign finance reform and corporate reform are serious issues, but that doesn’t mean that members and supporters of the Coffee Party can’t have fun while working to “pass campaign finance laws that limit the impact of special interest groups such as corporations, major political parties, and lobbyists” and affirm that “Corporations are not people, but consist of people” as the Coffee Party’s own goals declare. To that end, Coffee Party USA has partnered with Stamp Stampede to “stamp money out […]
How do we fight divisiveness? Divisiveness today is the foundation of instability in our country. What if you could do something – one on one – to fight it? Here’s one way: Walk a mile in your friend’s shoes. Consider information from their sources. Don’t react. Don’t judge. LEARN. EMPATHIZE. UNDERSTAND. Do you have a friend who voted “the other way”, and now you are having trouble talking to each other? What can you do to understand your friend’s point […]
What could you accomplish with common ground and cooperation with others in your community?