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When Will an Anders Breivik Norwegian massacre of children, or of a group of left leaning people-- Muslims, Jews, a conference for progressives, or a school in a liberal area happen?
We'e already seen a synagogue attacked. But I'm a firm believer in Rupert Sheldrakes morphogenic field theory-- the more something happens in the universe, the more it potentiates that happening again. We will be seeing more white extremist home-brewed terrorists attacking ideological targets because they've been inspired by Breivik and now the sick fucks who perpetrated the act of terrorism in New Zealand. This horrible atrocity makes it clear that no nation is safe. But with bigotry and hate baiting Donald Trump, Americans are particularly vulnerable to more such acts.
How do we handle this? First thing is to not remain silent when you encounter racism, bigotry and hate. If someone makes a lame joke that has even a tinge of racism or hate, call them out. This is not easy. People will deny they are being racist or anti-semitic. And yes, I know that Zionists are abusing the anti-semitism accusation, which is disgusting politicization. But try to differentiate and call out people who talk about "cheap jews" or "jewing someone down."
If you see what looks like hate speech online, call it out or flag it. Social media sites are really responding to hate speech and blocking people who post hate speech. I know it works.
These are bottom-up bandaids that can help. But we also need top-down answers. We need leaders who set examples of tolerance and inclusion. That's not happening now, when Trump and his supporters in congress are working to increase intolerance and build walls-- physical ones and walls in people's minds and hearts.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
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first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.