We deliberately choose an every-man-for-himself, survival-of-the-fittest path and mistakenly expect that path will lead to prosperity. Every-man-for-himself always results in pain and suffering. This is the way things are. But is it the way things have to be?
Consider the oft-cited definition of insanity: ‘Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ While we aspire to opportunity and prosperity by means of self-governance, we Americans keep screwing up. We keep making the same mistakes again and again. When will we learn? Can we learn?
These are dark days in the United States of America; not brought on by a foreign invader; no, rather we are experiencing rot from within; an assault on truth; fear and hate on a national scale.
We lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Friday, a truly exceptional, principled and courageous woman, and even before her body cooled ruthless, unprincipled men are maneuvering for political advantage. This…