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Who We Are Who We Aren’t.

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A lot rides on identity

  • We aren’t torturers, that’s for sure. Except for…wait, it looks like we are (read the report here).
  • We believe in the rule of law, unless we’ve been violated. Then we stand above the law.
  • We believe in the level playing field, where everyone has the same opportunity. Except bankers and corporate boards and Wall Street and race are exposed nearly every week as rigging the game and handing big money and privilege to the rule makers.
  • We’re not a police state, except for when we are. And it looks like we are building in that direction.


The personal and local and national conversations we need to have are getting harder and much less comfortable. Maybe that’s because we’ve put them off so long and been in denial for so long. Maybe it is because we remain afraid of talking with people unlike us.

But we need these conversations. These are the conversations that help us figure out who we are. These are the conversations that help us move forward.


Image credit: Kirk Livingston

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  1. Very indeed

    The Forgetful Philosopher

    December 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

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