The Meaner the Spin …

October 31, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

… the more it assuages my guilt.

I thought of Mark Twain’s line, “The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.”

This guy Chris Ketcham has a knife under the table, between the lines. I can read his diatribe and glom onto the hate without having to utter a syllable, or move a muscle aggressively.

His Orion article about The Reign of the One Percenters is hitting me right where it feels good to feel like I’m hitting somebody else.

What makes the desperation of this time so hopeful, though, is that our backs really are against the wall. We don’t even have to fight, per se, just to stop playing the same game by the same rules.

If it’s going to really be up to us to change ourselves, we have to stop paying so much attention to the problem.

We’re the solution: local, egalitarian, sustainable, democratic.

No matter how ugly The Picture of Dorian Grey becomes, we don’t have to look at it. It’s not our portrait any more.

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