Monday, July 15th 2019
I must confess, I am so genuinely confused. I pursue information and think about what’s going on in this country and planet all the time. And I want to practice nuance, clarity, precision, insight, compassion and historical context. I truly do.
But I just can’t seem to tease apart the racism from the fascism from the unbridled capitalism from the Nationalism from the exploitation of the disenfranchised from the institutionalized pedophilia from the alt-white right conservatism from boldface Christian hypocrisy.
Seriously. It’s all jumbled up together so profoundly and maybe I just need to do what I understand Aaron Sorkin (in a recent New Yorker Radio Hour interview) has done, by no longer trying to parse out the different factions of Confederates from Neo-Nazis etc. etc. (see above), and just “call them all what they are: KLAN.”
It’s as if the devil is actually succeeding in its will to rule with confusion.
At least there are SOME among us who often DO know exactly what to say.
But somehow, some (white Christians) among us are just fine with it.
I may not be able to distinguish all it’s facets, but I know evil when I see it and I am surely committed to fighting it for the rest of my life on Earth, however long that may be.