Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Whole cloth

None of the horrors in our society...past present future...happens in a vacuum. These horrors happen in a cultural context that defines them. We aren't going to change American mythology, which drives the culture. We can apply a bandaid here and there ... and should. The asylum will remain an asylum but we can make life a little safer in it.

But the real problem ... city on a hill manifest destiny with God on our side American exceptionalism ... ain't going anywhere ... until a new mytholgy defeats it, probably by force and violence.

Why do you think Joyce called histoy a nightmare?

The good news? It's a zero sum universe. All these horrors are balanced by incredible beauty and joy and wonder. So choose your focus carefully.

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