Posted by: 2thdocbob | 25 October 2016

WHAT THE PURVEYORS OF IDENTITY POLITICS CANNOT SEE

If you don’t agree with my politics, at least agree with me on this.
I, too, have tried to focus on the principles rather than the politics throughout this endless, arduous campaign, and this post summed up what I think is truly important.

Citizen Tom

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You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. — Charles Bukowski

Imagine approaching Earth from space. Far enough away, we cannot see the Earth. There is no trace of man. Mankind does not matter. There is only me, lonely me. Only “I” matters.

Eventually, the Earth appears, a small, glittering jewel.

Closer, at orbital heights above our home, we can see traces of man. We can spot the Great Wall of China. We can detect plumes of pollution streaming into the air and the water.

Closer still, cruising above the land, we can observe groups of people, people separated by color, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, job, wealth, sports team, and so many other things.

Some enjoy the heights. They revel in distantly observing and manipulating ant-like souls. Most join one of the groups. We want to be with…

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