Opportunistic predation has reached its sell-by date. An important part of a strong defense is not giving offense in the first place. Going forward, the only thing as important as how we treat the Earth is how we treat each other.
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The weak are not as impotent as they once were. Using weapons of mass destruction and strategies of mass disruption, the disenfranchised can bring modern life to a stop. Humiliation is a time bomb.
With the arrival of 2011, we would do well to recognize the future when we see it. For this reason, Arianna's recent blogs, South American Diary, Chil...
A culture of dignity in the workplace provides a competitive advantage because it means happier, healthier, more creative and productive employees.
So long as the middle of our political spectrum is depopulated, liberals and conservative are at loggerheads. The answer to the impotence of the old parties is a new party -- the Dignity Party.
Rankism is an assertion of superiority. It typically takes the form of putting others down. It's what "Somebodies" do to "nobodies." It turns out that rankism is the source of most man-made suffering.
Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.
We won't be able to confront rankism until we overcome our fear of seeming uppity by using the word in public.
Whether directed at an individual or a group, rankism aims to put targets in their place and keep them weak so they will do as they're told and submit to being taken advantage of.
President Obama has yet to tell us how to repair our broken institutions. But he may be doing something equally important. He may be showing us the way.
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