I have very practical questions. I am a business leader (I lead 160 people company). Recently my marketing department voluntarily changed our logo to rainbow colors, as a way to communicate gay-pride month solidarity (which I wholeheartedly support).
I have two problems with it:
- In my country (Poland) we have a lot of Amber-Orange meme, and rainbow is perceived by many, as a symbol of oposition to Amber (f.ex. catholic) symbols. There is a lot of culture war in my country about why rainbow “offends” beloved “catholic cross” (as it’s symbol). Obviously Liberal-Green is well represented as well.
- Everything I get from this action is a lot of internal worldview discussions, not leading to any growth, better understanding and even worse - a lot of fights and regression rather than each-others support.
Communicating symbols (such as rainbow, cross etc.) , which are associated with one specific meme, are probably not well suited to support growth on a spiral, on contrary - I see them as war-reinforcing and regressing.
- Can you point me to a framework of communication (of integral paradigm), which could lead to growth rather than (“we have our rainbow and it’s supreme to your backward cross vs our cross is our tradition and faith and your rainbow is offending it and threatens health of our families”) unending meme war?
- What can replace symbols or maybe is there any integral symbol, which can be effectively communicated (understood by lower level of spiral)?