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WHAT IS THE POLITICAL RISE?

Politics is the process of expressing human principles and values at the societal level through governmental stewardship. 

 

The dichotomy and spectrum between the political right and the political left 

do not represent the full range of human principles and values.

 

The political rise is a new domain of political thought and organizing that encompasses a defining set of principles and values that represent a novel synthesis, integration, and ultimately transcendence of the values represented by both the left and the right. 

 

Emerging from the increasingly apparent failures and inadequacies of the left vs right system, the political rise provides a domain of politics that meaningfully speaks to those who haven’t felt at home anywhere on the left/right spectrum, have been forced to compromise their values to participate, and those who have disengaged from politics completely due to lack of alignment with existing options.

 

The Political Rise is now here for the rising generations of leaders who have worked tirelessly to reform the existing political systems to no avail, and the powerful societal leaders who have this far opted out of politics.  

 

Welcome to the political rise. We are fiercely devoted to stewarding society in a way in which all people, all communities, and all societies are healthy, whole, and thriving. We do not engage in the win/lose paradigm of the left and right, although we care tremendously about the authentic needs, interests, desires, fears and perspectives of both the right and the left. We organize and work to provide leadership to humanity through government stewardship with a culture of inquiry, dedication to quality of life for all, and all-win paradigm.

 

Equipped with a unifying set of principles, voters, candidates, policy researchers and advocates, political funders, organizers, organizations and media channels with values outside of the left and right can now find each other in the political rise to integrate, collaborate, unify and rise together as we create a thriving world for all. 

21 PRINCIPLES OF THE POLITICAL RISE

1 - QUALITY OF LIFE

Organizing society around improving the quality of the experience of being alive

2 - ALL-WIN

Overcoming win/lose thinking, expanding choices, and improving quality of life for all

3 - DIGNITY

Reinforcing the respect and compassion all being are inherently worthy of

4 - HOLISM

Rigorously considering whole economic, social, societal and ecological systems.

5 - HEALING

Fundamental healing for mind, body and community; of trauma, disease and chronic pain.

6 - INTEGRATION

Combining, reconciling and synergizing diverse perspectives, disparate groups and unintegrated potentials

7 - UNIFICATION

Always seeking to bring all people together, by sentiment and action.

8 - THRIVING

Pursuing the best possible experience of vital, inspired and positive life for all

9 - STEWARDSHIP

Taking full responsibility for caring for the people and nature with whom we share our home, city, nation.

10 - INTEGRITY

Acting honorably in the best interest of the whole community.

11 - CREATIVITY

Being inventive and generative to create new solutions and access new potentials.

12 - MATURITY

Being secure enough within oneself to focus on ensuring others are safe and supported.

13 - FUNCTIONALITY

Creating solutions that work well in achieving the outcome of improving quality of life for all.

14 - SENSE-MAKING

Committing competency in understanding reality as holistically and accurately as possible.

15 - INQUIRY

Perpetually expanding our field of awareness and understanding by earnestly investigating what we don’t yet know.

16 - PROCESS

Establishing and refining effective processes able to generate reliable societal value in diverse situations.

17 - SYSTEMIC CHANGE

Understanding the nature of complex systems of change, emergence, the systemic origin of key societal problems, and consciously designing systems that enable our collective potential.

18 - REGENERATION

Replacing extractive, polluting societal systems with systems that inherently sustain, nourish and improve the whole.

19 - TRANSFORMATION

Acting boldly to catalyze deep change and midwifing people and systems through the phase-change processes of dissolution, reconstitution and rebirth into something new and better.

20 - EMBODIMENT

Practicing individually and collectively to live in alignment with a set of principles and values.

21 - RESOLVE

Dauntless long-term commitment to ensure the best possible condition for future generations.