So here is a public diary, set up for all the world to see.
What do I want to accomplish here? Share ideas about language and about civil discourse, about how we might improve both of these.
Watching Moyers and Company yesterday with Jonathon Haidt as the guest. I was fascinated by Haidt's comments about "The Righteous Mind" and his plea that political discussion be more civil. If we could agree that someone who disagrees with us is NOT a demon out to destroy us, but someone whose culture and belief system lead them to think differently from us. We can learn from each other.
I expect I will have more to say about this in future posts. Check out Bill Moyers at http://www.billmoyers.com/ and look for his conversation with Jonathon Haidt.
Instead of "drafting our press release" let us try to listen to one another. I welcome your comments.