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The Great American Fears
Being SecondBeing DefiledBeing SeenBeing VulnerableBeing JudgedBeing PunishedBeing MortalBeing ImmortalBeing Annihilated Here they are, right up front. The fears of: Being Second Being Defiled Being Seen Being Vulnerable Being Judged Being Punished Being Mortal Being Immortal Being Annihilated The Roots of The Great American Fears My earliest notes on the subject of what I call “TheContinue reading “The Great American Fears”
Count Me In!
The morning was filled with politics. What are we for, what are we against? What matters? What could touch the heart of any individual anywhere on the planet? What slogan could unify a divided country, a divided world, a divided self? At the end of a recent local political meeting the phrase “Count me in!”Continue reading “Count Me In!”
Guilt As a Cornerstone of American Exceptionalism
As I see it, the most significant difference between the United States of America and other developed countries is the public expression of guilt when its ideals are not met, when it slips up in its efforts to become “a more perfect union.” That guilt goes all the way back to the Declaration of Independence.Continue reading “Guilt As a Cornerstone of American Exceptionalism”
The Root Cause of Divisiveness in American Culture and Politics 2020
The Battle for Dominance