GEORGE LAKEY – The cause of rising fascism is the economic elite and its wish to take more and more of the countryâ€™s wealth for itself. But, while touring the country the past couple years, Iâ€™ve seen an enormous amount of reactivity among progressives. Thatâ€™s the opposite of what works for making progressive change.
GEORGE LAKEY – Many assume that polarization is a barrier to making change. They observe more shouting and less listening, more drama and less reflection, and an escalation at the extremes. They note that mass media journalists have less time to cover the range of activist initiatives, which are therefore drowned out by the shouting. From coast to coast activists asked me: Does this condition leave us stuck? My answer included both good news and bad news. Most people wanted the latter first.