Thursday, July 19, 2012

Reminiscing About Our Origins

I was just reading an old interview with co-founder Kevin Makice that was part of the Media Giraffe Project. It reminded me of why we had gotten this beast off the ground in the first place: to change the way that people talk about politics.

Kevin had it spot on. We have to get away from labels; defining people before we know who they are or why they believe what they believe will only limit our ability to communicate effectively. We are all something other than Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat, Right or Left. We all have a history that defines who we are and the way we see the world.

By getting past these limiting views, these essentially meaningless terms with which all things political are defined, perhaps we will be able to find common ground between us and see a way to work together.