Nov 12, 2023Liked by Barry Brownstein, Kate Wand

Well said. Evidence shows that labelling our children condemn them to identify as that label- lazy, clumsy, unreliable, perfect etc. Labelling based on reductionist pathologies,traumas and what they don’t have have created a population of sacred victims ready to be exploited by the next leader who can make them feel seen and heard for votes of support. Thank you for this piece!

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Absolutely. authoritarians exploit victims. See, too, my recent essay: https://mindsetshifts.substack.com/p/we-no-longer-live-in-modern-times

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