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Rankism

The Brotherhood Of Man And The Politics Of Dignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

If science and religion cooperate to uphold and extend dignity, and left and right remove the inequities that thwart fair competition, we can build a global society that's as close to heaven as we need.

Rankism vs. The Golden Rule

Robert Fuller | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Many insist that man's predatory practices are undiminished and ineradicable. But an opposing trend is becoming visible. While admitting that "the arc of the moral universe is long," Martin Luther King Jr. believed that "it bends toward justice."

The Source of Indignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

Rankism: The Poison that Destroys Relationships

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Robert Fuller

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.

A Formal Call for a Politics of Dignity

Charlotte Hill | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

While others have celebrated freedom, we have celebrated money. While others, living under dictatorship, have celebrated choice, we have celebrated celebrity.

Occupy Wall Street and the Promise of Dignity

Charlotte Hill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

Occupy Wall Street is not, in the literal sense of the word, an egalitarian movement. No, Occupy Wall Street is a dignitarian movement.

A Digital Happily-Ever-After

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology
Tijana Milosevic

"The Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society," which by now has over 200,000 Facebook fans, raises interesting questions of how we choose to use our spare time and the role of social media in this process.

The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

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.

The Dignity of Work: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Workhouse Into a Custom-Fit Workplace

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Fuller

A culture of dignity in the workplace provides a competitive advantage because it means happier, healthier, more creative and productive employees.

10 Ways to Stop Rankism in the Professional World

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

If you are a boss, it's not enough to avoid treating your employees in a rankist manner; you are also responsible for making sure that your subordinates treat their subordinates with dignity.

Eight Ways You Can Stop Rankism

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

If you're "just" you, don't be ashamed of the nobody within. It's actually your genius. Your inner somebody is dependent on it for new ideas, so don't let your somebody put your nobody down.

Blueprint for a Majority Third Party

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

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.

What is Rankism and Why Do We "Do" It?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

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.

Why Do We Want to Be Famous?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

When strangers ply us with questions like "And you are?", "Who are you with?", or "Where did you go to school?" they are likely sizing up our power as belied by our affiliations.

Obama's Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

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.

How Nobodies Can Be Somebodies (FAQs re: The Dignity Movement against Rankism)

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

We won't be able to confront rankism until we overcome our fear of seeming uppity by using the word in public.

The Nobody Manifesto

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Who are the nobodies? They are Everyman, Everywoman, Everychild. In our heart, each of us aspires to become someone new, someone more.

Somebodies and Nobodies: Understanding Rankism

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

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.

Rankism: The Elephant in Professor Gates's House

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

We were quick to look at the Gates affair through the lens of race. To bring things fully into focus, we need a second lens -- that of rank.

President Obama's Politics of Dignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

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.

Bleeding Heart Liberals Proven Right: Too Much Inequality Harms a Society

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

The well being of whole societies is closely correlated not with average income level but rather with the size of the disparity of income between the top 20% and the bottom 20%.

A Whole New Reality

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

The "everything is possible" mantra is no longer viewable as just a naïve belief, open to scoffing by cynics and pessimists. It's no longer just an idea, a possibility. It happened.