Hi! Happy Sunday!
I was standing in line at Starbucks and I heard a political conversation that ended with, "Democrats are the only one to have used the atomic bomb."
The Case of Mistaken Identity is rampant in America today. Take for example the case of Republican versus Democrat. Republicans and Democrats shifted seats on the bus back when the Civil Rights Act was passed. The Southern Strategy ultimately meant that the solidly Democratic South shifted Republican. Where would the Republicans be today without their new bigoted base? Then again there was the sexual revolution, the free-speech movement the protesting of the Vietnam war. The Democratic party did not embrace these future ideas of the Democrats of today. Mayor Daily in 1968 called out the Chicago Police who beat students within inches of their lives at the Democratic Convention. To whit, what it means to be a Democrat or Republican has changed many times over the last hundred years. Yet we use these political labels as if what they mean today is what they meant 100 years ago? What gives?
In the case of the atomic bomb the case of mistaken identity is even more ridiculous. Harry Truman alone is solely responsible for that decision. Truman did not ask permission from party or Congress. Harry Truman alone is responsible.
So what's going on? Why do we fall into this trap of mistaken identity? Democrats today come in all stripes and flavors, as do Republicans. There are Christian Democrats and there are Atheist Republicans. Gun owners of America are split mostly 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans and yet we pretend as if only one party is pro-gun.
Irreni Solutions recognizes a fundamental feature of human beings. That fundamental feature is that we are all pattern matching machines coupled with evolution still pegged to a limited scale. Humans can only pattern match on the order of one-hundred people. Once the numbers are larger then we will all accept stereo-types that are grossly simplistic, even as I overheard today with attributing all Democrats the decision to use the A-Bomb.
Irreni Solutions addresses this fundamental feature of human beings by focusing on finding your tribe. Not just any tribe, mind you, but a tribe of maximal moral diversity. Focusing on one's tribe with six-degrees of voting, vote for who you know, means a defocusing on national and worldwide caricatures such as Democrat, Republican and Harry Truman.
Humans are pattern matching machines that for all of human existence have only had to deal with a scale on the order of hundreds. This is why our cases of mistaken identity are so gross and ridiculous. We do not do nuance very well. The way to scale human social groups is to focus locally with shared objectives.
Here is a warning: as long as we continue to embrace grossly inadequate cases of mistaken identity then political progress will be nigh impossible when that political progress is built on wrong identities.
Scale your empathy, scale the world!
Find your tribe!
Be sexy people!
The future is coming!
Innovate at a rapid pace!
Slow speed ahead!
Well come! and well met!