Who Rules Your Life? Is Democracy Scary, and How Can We Make It Better?

September 9, 2014
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

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How would you like to have a million strangers decide what you wear each day, what you eat for lunch and who you date? Well democracy is like that – all kinds of strangers telling you who you can marry, whether you can have an abortion, who can carry a gun and whether or not we go to war. Whatever your wishes, in many vital matters you don’t have the deciding vote, and your life can be critically impacted by the beliefs and actions of millions of people you may not trust and can’t control. And now we have even more democracy. We used to have two political parties, a few media outlets and one phone company. Now we have the internet, lots of choices, everyone’s on YouTube, and somebody is advocating for just about everything. Most of us like democracy when we win but think others are idiots when we’re outvoted. Let’s get real about democracy, how we feel about it, how technology is impacting it and what we can do to make it better. Join in! Tune in, call in and join our post-show forum!

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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.

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