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I like this. Thank you! It reflects a hopfeulness we need. It is hard to hear moderate or even slightly left or right of center voices when Fox is stirring the pot. I feel like the media is a major part of the problem. Most people, I think, want to work together at this point and get it right. Maybe my hope in people is misguided, but we all need to calm the fuck down.

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What needs to be said has been said. When do the disenfranchised American blacks and whites and join hands? It's about people getting basic rights, healthcare, a planet to live on, a shot at wealth, and safety and security. I am so fed up with looking back at examples when we clearly did not learn from them.

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I agree about "the people in power," so why don't we point out who those people are? How have they voted? Who contributes to them? It's like we know what the problem is: powerful people paying off elected officials and those officials being unaccountable for fucking us over. Hopefully, they will take Krysten Sinema to task in Arizona.

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Two women I respect stopped going to church; my mom and my ex-wife. Why? Both said that church provided a sense of community. Church communities are often advocates for the neediest. But both these women left because churches are a cover for male authority and an excuse to bastardize the teachings of Jesus. At the same time, young men have lost power and influence unless they are armed. By all accounts, religions are good at turning men into weapons of war.

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As I read this, I wondered whether we really are at a point where the human experiement is over. We repeat history withouth learning how to be better people -- to not repeat mistakes and oppress people but continue to innovate in the name of humankind. I don't see it as collapse or apocolypse. I just see it as we had lessons ... We just cannot seem to do the right thing for one another. Maybe that's why hope is in such short supply right now,

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Excellent! I am going to keep challenging smart writers to recognize that the people whose minds you need to impact are not going to internalize a seven-minute read. Button it up and suggest action: situation, complication, resolution. Sure, it's not sexy and may not showcase vast intellect, but it gets the job done. What's more important?

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Carrigteristic

Carrigteristic

Healthcare exec and consultant, moving to more meaningful expression to foster democracy, collaboration and justice, free from extremism.