It’s one of those days.
In my little bubbles in Kennett Square and Lewes, life is good and beautiful, and I can live like Cleopatra, who was, of course, the Queen of de Nile.
When I allow the “news” and other sources (e.g. White Rage, Warmth of Other Suns, Hiding in Plain Sight, Twitter) to burst my bubbles, I become more and more certain that the vast majority of the unrest being perpetrated by the (ironically named) “Right” is driven by White Privilege and fear of “the other.”
Out of my bubbles, I begin to grieve the very real possibility that we are perhaps a year away from the Confederacy winning the final battle of the Civil War. If that should come to pass, life will begin to be about survival for everyone, including bubble-dwellers like myself, because “the other,” the poor who are disproportionately but not only people of color, can collectively only stomach so much.
Followers of this blog know the following are favorite quotes of mine: JFK—A free country that does not help the many who are poor cannot save the few who are rich, and Rousseau—When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich,” both of which, of course, are what happened actually or metaphorically to the advantaged classes during the French and Russian Revolutions.
Ameliorating the ravages of poverty can be, conceptually, easily addressed if a society has the moral will to do so. It is the greatest of political ironies that the actions and words of conservative leaders who align themselves with Christianity are evidence of those leaders’ complete rejection of Jesus’ foundational message (and a foundational message of every other major religion) that we should love all others as we would want others to love us.
Instead, those leaders appear to be doing everything in their power (as conservative leaders have been doing since before the Civil War) to diminish and economically enslave the lives of “the other” because they believe with every ounce of their being that their White Supremacy gives them the Right to do so.
As has been the ultimate goal of the Confederacy since its inception, Conservatives and the Neo-Confederate GOP—the Army of Liberty—may finally be on the verge of bringing about the destruction of the Union.
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