Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beyond Patriotism©
It is curious to me that the voices that most loudly promise to make America great again are spoken with such anger. It is not surprising that such rhetoric taps into fear and ignites hate. I believe we Americans are better than that--that we can rise above the pandering and paranoia.

"I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain." James Baldwin, in Notes of a Native Son