‘Creative altruism.’

July 18, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“We need quantitative change in our circumstances, and qualitative change in our souls.”




Biggest changes…local levels.

New U.S. citizens wave flags during a special Flag Day naturalization ceremony at the New York Historical Society, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in New York. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalized 200 immigrants from from 37 countries at the museum, followed by the unveiling of "The Fourth of July, 1916", the oil painting by American impressionist artist Childe Hassam, depicting Fifth Avenue covered with American flags for Independence Day. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Atlantic

“And far more Americans said “progress … on the biggest challenges facing the country” was more likely to come through initiatives from “businesses, local governments, non-profits, and Americans themselves” or “individuals taking action in their communities” than by “electing a president you mostly agree with on the issues.”


“In the presidential contest, registered voters preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 44 percent to 36 percent, the survey found. The results underscored the potential of such a pairing to widen many of the political fault lines already separating American society.”


“From across the political spectrum, several of those who responded to the poll said they favored local institutions in response to the intense partisan and ideological polarization that now characterizes Washington. Rather than expecting political leaders to forge a national consensus, several respondents said, it was more realistic to let communities go their own way, guided by their distinct prevailing sentiments.”


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