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We Need to Be an American Us to Survive as a Nation

We are going into some very challenging times as a country. We just went through a very intense and highly conflicted time in our national capital and we have many people extremely angry with one another in all directions as the result of those events and those occurrences. We need to figure out the right things to do right now to give us the best...

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We Will Be in Big Trouble in January if We Don’t Get This Right at the Level of Our Most Dangerous Primal Instinctive Behaviors and Thoughts

We could be headed for the most dangerous months in the history of our country. We could damage ourselves in permanent ways and we could find ourselves in very ugly and even evil places if we do not react in positive ways in the days, weeks, and months ahead. We are all creatures of Instincts. We have very powerful instincts to divide the world into...

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Racism Increases Premature Births and Infant Deaths in America — the Data Is Now in to Prove that Point (Updated January 31, 2020)

We have important new information about the impact of racism on the preterm birth rates in our country. We now know that African American mothers who feel stress about the impact of racism on their children are more than twice as likely to give birth prematurely. We also now know that the negative impact of the stress actually increases as both education levels and income...

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Ethnic Cleansing By Tribe Is The Syrian Core Reality Today — And The Chemical Weapons Use Is Being Done Entirely In That Context

Anyone who does not see how central tribes are to the conflict in Syria is missing the point of that conflict entirely. The conflict in Syria is not political. It is absolutely not ideological. It is clearly not philosophical and it is not even vaguely economic. The conflict is entirely, purely, clearly, and obviously tribal. Anyone who looks at that situation and does not understand...

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We Need Everyone To Understand The Impact of The First Weeks and First Months Of Life For Each Child

The attached Huffington Post piece that just ran explains the epigenetic reasons why the first three months of life are so important for every child born in America. We have new and important information about the huge impact of the first weeks and first months of life for every child — and now that we have that information and that knowledge — we need to share it...

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The Art of InterGroup Peace:
New Edition

The book, The Art of InterGroup Peace, has just been re-issued as a second edition. The new edition deals more directly with issues and topics like Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, the shootings in Paris and Brussels, and the immigration and alienation backlashes happening in Europe and the Middle East. The new edition has a clearer chapter on how to use the six key alignment triggers...

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Peace in the Divided and Conflicted Countries is Needed

We need to understand our basic sets of intergroup instincts in order to create Peace in our conflicted settings. There are more than 200 ethnic conflicts in the world today. Instead of being a world where nations go to war with other nations, we are now a world where people inside nations fight other people in those nations. Instinctive behaviors shape all of those conflicts....

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Damaged Peace in Too Many Other Countries

Europe is awash in intergroup conflict. Every country in Europe is facing significant intergroup issues — and those countries are all having a hard time figuring out how to deal with those issues. Europe was ethnically pure for centuries. French people lived in France. Germans lived in Germany. Swedes lived in Sweden. Those countries are all highly tribal. That has been true for centuries. In...

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