A movement to encourage civility and respect when engaging in discourse between people of differing viewpoints regarding the areas of politics, religion, relationships and so much more! Martin Luther King championed the Civil Rights movement - this is the “Right to be Civil” movement.
Episode 29: The Silent Majority
We know what the right stands for. We know what the left stands for. But what about the majority of Americans who are somewhere in the middle? And are there more in the middle than we realize? The media glorifies the fringes on either end – often making us believe that we are at war with one another. But when we really look at the numbers, most of us are not so polarized – we’re just trying to make a decent working wage and live a comfortable life. We even wish the same for our neighbor. So how do we unsilenced this silent majority?
Episode 28: The Misery Compromise
The Missouri Compromise was, among other things, a way to “table” the debate of allowing slave states into our nation. The MISERY compromise, on the other hand, is how many of us think about budging toward letting our “opponent” get what they want - especially when we KNOW they’re dead wrong! Of course, our opponent knows we’re dead wrong as well. So, is compromise a good thing or a bad thing? Or is it neither. Some folks say that compromise is the only way toward a peaceful society while others profess compromise is just another word for “giving in.” Doesn’t standing your ground serve a purpose if the end result is a better situation for everyone involved? Although, why would your “opponent” budge either since they’re also sure that his or her point of view is obviously the best solution. Does compromise really bring misery - or does it actually help us avoid it? Don’t decide now; tune in and listen to the examples – and then you can make up your mind if you like. That’s a nice compromise.
Episode 27: Billboard Wars
They’re everywhere! Signs, signs, everywhere a sign. Sometimes they’re billboards, sometimes they’re church marquees. But no matter the look – they don’t hold back. It seems everyone has an opinion to share and some paint to make it known to all who pass it on the street. But how purple are these signs? Armand and Doug show specific examples of these signs (many of which are politically motivated) and break them down into levels of civility. Do you agree with their assessments? Watch, listen and find out!
Episode 26: David Meyers Interview: Fostering Care
What does the foster care system have to do with being purple? Apparently, everything! And, not only that, but it’s proving to be a more purple system in the social services than just about any other. Seasoned lawyer David M. Meyers meets with us to discuss the need for (and often successful integration of) purple ways. Foster care seems to demand a purple approach if those involved really want what’s best for the families. Are there other occupations like this? Can we use the foster care as a role model for civil discourse and decision making? No, the system is not perfect – but we can learn from it nonetheless. And when it’s for the kids – it makes it that much easier to pour our hearts into it.
Episode 25: Laurie Safford Interview Part 2: What Does A Purple Conversation Look Like?
Part 2 of this purple conversation between right and left ideologies picks up where we left off; this time including subjects such as: American Jobs, Media Power, Censorship, The Supreme Court, and so much more. Tune in to see if you believe they handled themselves in a "purple" manner. The topics are hot - but did the personalities remain civil?
Episode 24: Laurie Safford Interview: What Does A Purple Conversation Look Like?
What does a “purple conversation” really look like? How does it sound? Do all parties get their needs met? And what exactly ARE the needs in a conversation between two people whose views will probably not change due to the ex-change – regardless of the color of the conversation? This may even beg the question “why bother at all?” Our solidly conservative guest, Laurie Safford, goes toe-to-toe with Armand (our decidedly liberal host) on topics such as the recent election, the Capitol insurgence, American jobs, media bias / hypocrisy, suppression / censorship, Supreme Court justices and more – not necessarily to “win” an argument but, rather, to be heard. How did they do? You be the judge.
A PURPLE WORLD
What a fresh, wise way to see the world! The Purple Evolution has brought a fabulous perspective of....it’s okay to have different points of view on any topic! Purple is to see another’s perspective and not take it personally! Everyone has the right to their own opinion! BEAUTIFUL! This is refreshing!
I LOVE these two guys and the fun they bring to a somewhat difficult discussion!
Something for everyone
Could we please have these guys in every school, government institution, and corporation in America? Lean into it guys...I’m all ears!
Nice message and overall tone. Really enjoy the prospect of having people approach each other with civility in times of disagreement. Will continue to listen and look forward to evolving my perspective.