“Bullying and Prejudice in Our Public Life Sets a National Tone”

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When John McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush publicly appeal to Americans, as McCain pleaded “not to loose our soul”, it is safe to say that democracy is at huge risk.

Everyone should listen to how eloquently they described what is occurring, and the fragility of the checks and balances that most were naively banking on to avoid not what could happen, but what is happening. These thoughts are further echoed in Thomas B. Edsall’s informed opinion in the New York Times yesterday.

I have been regularly blogging about the dangers that the current administration has been creating since its swearing in.

A major factor is, as Bush laid out, “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.”

In my book, From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire, I discuss the many ways bullying undermines society’s ability to champion inclusivity and diversity, two notions Trump cannot embrace.


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