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The Third Force in Communication – An Excerpt from Magenta Nation

Yes, we can communicate and come together despite our differences. Read this excerpt from the book, “Magenta Nation: A Path to Healing Ourselves and Our Nation” by Joy Scott…

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The Third Force in Communication

Here’s where the idea of the “Third Force” comes in. Arguments can go back and forth, back and forth, like a tennis ball being lobbed over a net. It goes on forever. There is no end. UNLESS along comes a completely different option – a new idea, a brainstorm – the Third Force. The Third Force is a major theme and solution in this book. Let’s apply it to one area – language.

Here’s a lexicon of divisive terms that are deeply believed by each group, and terms that can replace them because they reflect our common values.

PatriarchsCommunitariansThe Third Force Bridge
Law and orderOppression and FascismSafety
CapitalismTyranny of the wealthyOpportunity, productivity, economic prosperity
Handouts and welfareThe social safety netInvesting in all our people/Protecting our human capital
Save the wealth for us today and tomorrowShare the wealthInvest in America, for today and tomorrow
Taxes and big governmentThe social safety netInvest in our society and in developing shared resources
The free market of health careMedicare for allA healthy America
Protection from immigrants who may be terrorists, and who sap our economyGive everyone a chanceA safe and fair immigration system with obligations on immigrants
Pay for your collegeFree collegeInvest in affordable education with obligations on the students who receive it
Less governmentBig governmentResponsible, accountable government
Losing my rightsAffirmative actionA fair deal for everybody
Giving inCompromiseA new type of leadership
Be practicalBe generousBe fair
Losing my powerSacrificing my principlesFinding the right solutions for everyone
Losing AmericaBetraying AmericaFind the true America of our dreams
Individual freedomIndividual justiceIndividual responsibility

OK, let’s get real. There are people on the fringes of these belief systems who will never change, and this book won’t fix that. But there are enough people in the middle, maybe leaning one way or the other, people who can take a step closer to those they perceive as being on the other side, and come together to find a way to move forward. Let’s not call them the moral majority, or the silent majority, but the new leaders – those who want a future for our country and our people and know that we have to work to get there.

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Interested in healing America? Order "Magenta Nation" today and get started.

Think people can’t change their beliefs? Read “Love or Loyalty” to see the power of forgiveness in healing relationships and our nation.

Wondering about how families can heal, even after death? Read “Love Eternal... One More Time” to be amused and enlightened.