Monday, 26 March 2018
Moving on from the misleaders (with gratitude to Hector Macdonald)
This is a highly valuable work for our time in history.
You can get this book yourself here.
I find the idea of competing truths compelling. It's an concept that explains a lot.
Competing truths - legitimate ways of describing a person, event, thing or policy.
I love Hector's three types of communicators:
"Advocates: selecting competing truths that create a reasonably accurate impression of reality in order to achieve a constructive goal.
Misinformers: innocently propagating competing truths that unintentionally distort reality.
Misleaders; deliberately deploying competing truths to create an impression that they know is not true."
This is not a book about fake news or post-truth. It's a book the truth.
The misleaders seem to dominate the daily news.
I've decided that I am not going to allow my television screen, so-called smart phone or any other machine to give the misleaders air time.
I've moved on from the misleaders. I believe all caring citizens of our world need to move on from the misleaders by voting them out, leaving their employ, not buying their products. Whatever it takes in good human being ways.
Who will you become?
What will you do next?