These words came out of someplace in my subconscious.
This part of my mind can use language, and can think. But the rest of my mind runs on emotions, much like that of any other animal. Getting these two parts to work together is a job – and the most important job that any individual, or any society, has.
A job that we have failed at.
Which failure we are aware of, deep in our minds – and have concluded that we are defective, and must be destroyed.
There you have, for free – my analysis of the world situation.
Is the situation hopeless? No – all we have to do is change some attitudes in our collective consciousness. Attitudes toward ourselves.
A sister of mine was part of the Women’s March on Washington, yesterday. They had a good time, she said. I have nothing against people having a good time – but I am asking them “Did you learn anything, or decide to do anything differently?”
She might have said “Maybe,” And I would have to agree with her. The March may be part of a larger trend – that may become important, or may not.
But I would have prefered that those women had made some conscious, written decisions. There are huge advantages to having something written down.
Trying to do this. would reveal that their movement is composed of many movements – some of them in violent conflict with each other. About abortion, for example. Ignoring these differences, is not going to make them go away.
We must be realistic – and see our situation for what it really is.