chapter  2
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Binary Opposites and Narrative IEDs Our War of Ideas Is a War Fought with Words and Humor

At the very beginning of our quest to reconstitute society through deployment of a progressive narrative, it is imperative to take stock of ourselves, and to understand from our own habits of speech and manner those lies, those sources of selfishness, and those corrosive habits of an uncivil, unproductive discourse that we wish to work against in others. For it is morally impure to engage in The Battle of Narratives, to commit to working to produce a more civil and responsible discourse capable of defeating the near and far enemies of reason, empathy, and the goal of a common goodness, while we ourselves remain tainted.