Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Alliances

Mutual problems, mutual aid.

So, how do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us, and to respond to the human need for aid, to all of us?

I believe that attention to shared histories of cooperation may provide part of an answer.  I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

“…burdens while being subject to rather different cultural and ethnic constraints, it
seems only natural that alliances would form between the two communities to
facilitate resistance to their mutual oppression. Such alliances would inspire
communities to cooperate to make positive changes for the benefit of all
citizens. And cooperate they did, both in private and in public….


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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about that shared oppression mentioned on this page.  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page fouteen was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on shared humanity as a mandate for alliances?

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how continuing empathy-building cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Shira Destinie

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

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Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.


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18 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Alliances

  1. Shira, you would think that people would naturally gravitate towards an important question you posed about “shared humanity as a mandate for alliances.” I was in a store a few days ago getting some office supplies, and the cashier and I were talking. She returned back to the very thing that can bring people together even when we disagree…respect and empathy.

    It can’t just be observed or talked about. It has to be implemented. While we may do that and try to encourage others to do so to, somehow the default button in humanity is pushed backwards, instead of propelling us forward with liberty and justice for all. Thanks for your thought-provoking commentary! 💖🤗❤

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    1. Exactly, Kym, thank you for this comment! I think many people do not understand that empathy is a skill that also must be worked at consciously. Like the opposite of that old joke about ‘stress’ being defined as ‘the state of holding back from choking the s**t out of some a*****e who desperately deserves it!’ Both stress management, or impulse control, and empathy, require reflection and, as you say, implementation. But that takes being taught how to do these things, first of all, and a society that encourages us to be our better selves, rather than following our baser instincts.

      Thanks for your commentary on this page from my book, Kym!

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