Current reality assessment
Today’s media platforms reveal that America’s three-legged democracy stool is missing its third leg. Economics and politics are thriving; and the missing third leg, morality—ethics, character, decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness, self-restraint—is blatantly obvious. Witness suppression of voting rights, mass and social media untruths, cyber and space warfare, infrastructure decay, inequitable wages, healthcare and childcare shortcomings, systemic racism and casts, LGBTQ rights questioned, environmental degradation, untreated mental health, home grown terrorism, immigration overload and inhumanity, thriving white supremacy, inequitable tax systems, politicism of COVID-19 and failure to prepare for future pandemics, education state-of-the art and funding deficiencies, insane gun control, political polarization, narcissistic political leadership, et al. The danger is continued and deepening division, fear, and autocracy; and the opportunity is to confront narcissistic, ego driven theatrics, communications and behavior; improve common good as individuals; and merge and participate in intersubjective nonduality to collectively manifest common good, the missing third leg of the stool, morality, and for all Americans.
To collectively manifest a brighter future for the Universe by advancing the evolution of consciousness and culture. (Andrew Cohen)
Manifest a solid, three-legged stool—economics, politics, and morality—a democracy that inspires measurement, evaluation, and incentives based on achievement of common good, “… what is shared and beneficial for all or most members of a given community, or alternatively, what is achieved by citizenship, collective action, and active participation in the realm of politics and public service.” (Wikipedia)
Develop and use political, economic, and moral resources to afford maximum support for the vision, to increase the probabilities and consequences of success and to lessen the chances of defeat.
To close with and destroy personal, individual, and collective egos.
Individually and collectively, simply practice, practice, practice, and practice some more. Traditional enlightenment-meditation; evolutionary enlightenment-intersubjective nonduality groups with autonomy, communion, and natural hierarchy, or leadership via earned power. (Andrew Cohen)
Morality has become a lost virtue and narcissism is on the rampage in America. Unhealthy and healthy egos are rampant and getting in our way. Mass media headlines offer only the tip of the iceberg. A question for reflection: How can cultural morality be restored? One step at a time! Individually, we each need to become passionately inspired to get our own house in order and to show up for the common good. Collectively, we can merge with groups to facilitate contributions to common good and one can choose to purchase products and services from organizations that have chosen to be measured, evaluated, and incented via a common good report card. We have a lot to get done!