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Will we hold political abusers of democratic power on par with spousal abusers?

How can we thrive in an abusive democracy?

Call out fake patriots 

Sexual, domestic, substance and political abuse are cut from the same cloth.

The integrity of our democracy has disintegrated. The truth does not matter anymore. Without truth, there is no good democracy.

Our democracy has been corrupted by dark money, fake patriots, propaganda machines, and the evil trinity: malignant narcissism, megalomania and sociopathy. It has become a magnet for too many politicians with these character flaws.

These politicians are the antithesis of servant leaders. They are incompetent to lead the people. They con people into believing that they are serving the common good and the needs of the people, when they are serving their own interests and power needs. People underestimate the deep state of corruption within our crony democracy.

The #MeToo movement gave voice to calling out sexual abusers and perpetrators of domestic violence. We make distinctions when husbands abuse their wives physically versus psychologically. We have no problems calling out both forms of domestic abuse. Psychological abuse leaves deep emotional scars.

But we lack adequate anti-democratic words to call out the political abusers of democratic power in the post-truth era. The Make America Truthful Again (#MATA) movement aims to create dialogues about truth and fake news,

In 2016, post-truth became the word of the year. We need new anti-democratic labels to call out the fake patriots (neo-terrorists) and fake news (neo-terrorism). We can use these two new words to expose the systemic corruption of our rigged democracy. What are your initial reactions to these new words?

Reactions to new words may pass through three phases over time.

  • First, they are ridiculed
  • Second, they are violently opposed
  • Third, they are accepted as being self-evident

If you find these new words perturbing, you resist using them. Suspend your judgement. Click on the link at the end to read the definitions. The rejection, tolerance or acceptance of new words can be a learning journey.

How can we stop neo-terrorist perpetrators from perpetuating systemic corruption?

When will, we the People, stop the domestic abuse of our democracy?

No matter how well we re-design and unrig the system, neo-terrorists will corrupt any democratic system. To defeat the neo-terrorists, we must be vigilant in using the moral trinity: altruism, equity and transparent accountability. A re-designed democracy can only be as good as the collective integrity of our political leaders.

As true patriots, it is our civic duty to defeat the evil trinity and disempower fake patriots. How can we make neo-terrorist and neo-terrorism become new words of the year for 2018?

Sign up to promote the use of anti-democratic labels

If you do, you will get notified when a free learning resource will become available for setting up #MATA dialogue events to:

  • Explore the meaning and implications of these new words
  • React, reflect and respond to evocative questions
  • Address how we can use the moral trinity to triumph over the evil trinity

The aim of these dialogue groups is to build a #MATA movement for restoring our democratic integrity. With truth, our democracy will represents us.

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