This is the second post by this guy I’ve reblogged and I’ve only ever reblogged two posts! I love his directness and honesty and free-wheeling exploration and, well, I’m jealous because I didn’t write it! I couldn’t, anyway, because I’m not American. What he says has resonance in the UK too. And as they say, what happens in the USA today happens here tomorrow!
Update: if the original link to the full post doesn’t work, please click on https://hkarges.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/losing-religion-learning-language-contagion-of-kindness-needed-asap-pls/
If you like this you can read the other reblog on https://davekingsbury.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/tribes-without-passports-people-without-states/
We become so inured to modern violence that we assume it’s natural, the general air of belligerence and the general lack of politeness. And that’s right I reckon—it IS natural, or WAS, anyway—in the beginning. Imagine what it would be like it we hadn’t been inoculated by religion at birth, that vaccination by cultural collusion and linguistic license, immigrant immersion and religious righteousness.
We need a booster shot now, more than ever, we so far from God, and so close to Mexico, conveniently close to sacrificial lambs, artificial limbs and easy scapegoats for our worst trespasses and most hideous transgressions, things we should’ve said and things we should’ve done, too late now to start over, so must settle for walls and bridges, duct-tape solutions and anti-retroviral cocktails…
If you’re American, then the degree to which you’re awash in violence is a serious impediment to (y)our spiritual well-being. I don’t mean…
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