Trump? Biden? Whomever wins the presidency – and whether we have a blue or red government, half the nation will feel left out and in the cold. We need to come together, and learn to listen to and work with each other. We are misinformed or simply disagreeing on the facts, leading to division, anger, mistrust, and frustration with the process and each other. But we need an end to this. A time to heal. A way to be more productive.
Perhaps a unifying starting place comes with books.
I believe that books could unite us. They can:
Correct the record produced
by fake news.
Inform and enlighten
us to discover facts, truths, and common beliefs.
Educate the public to
understand where our nation falls short or succeeds – and make it better.
Show us times in
history that were challenging – but that led to progress and unity.
Explore how we can
improve a nation with policy reform and activism.
Entertain us to at
least distract and comfort us.
Empower us and teach
us how to cure our psychological deficits.
Reveal how we control
our fate and don’t have to rely solely on politicians or government for what
entrepreneurs, volunteers, corporations, and charities can attack.
Serve to correct the public
record of misconceptions, lies, or fact shortfalls.
Books should be written, distributed, and read in even greater
quantities than today. The more readers and the more informed these readers
become, the better our nation will be.
Books should be consumed more often than we:
Tweet rumors and
Blog out or podcast opinions,
instead of facts
Our nation’s education system fails America. We have a dumb nation, despite the increased number of college grads over the years. You know it. I know it. Watered-down diplomas leave young adults unprepared to manage life, get a good job, or participate in democracy with any sense of intelligence.
I call upon the book publishing industry to:
Publish more books by all sides of the spectrum
and keep a diversity of thought in the marketplace.
Promote book reading to the literate at a
Fund the training of illiterates to become readers.
Create books that are not just commercial products,
but that they make responsible attempts to produce useful books that help us
think better, analyze correctly, and share relevant data to clarify public policy
America, wake up from your ignorant slumber. Read books and become a part of the solution.
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