Games of pretend
While I was reading about the Mall of America the US is building in Baghdad
, I ran across a blog back to the Redneck Liberal
. The title to his post,
Republicans are Social Darwinists and Democrats are Mostly Wimps
caught my eye. After reading both links I found myself wanting to pretend...
as Derrick Jensen writes in Endgame
"Pretend you are not civilized. Pretend you love the land where you live. Pretend you were never taught to value economic production over life, or pretend you unlearned this. Pretend you were never taught that everyone else is here for you to use, or pretend you unlearned this. Pretend you do not feel entitled to take from those around you. Pretend you know that someday you will die. Pretend you are not separate from your landbase, but a part of it, as it is a part of you. Pretend you were taught to take care of your landbase as though your life depends on it. Pretend that's what you do."
Would I rather pretend I'm better than everyone else, hole up in my private bunker shared with 8000 other pretenders, or pretend I unlearned all of this?
Of course I could also pretend that electonic voting machines are the biggest hurdle to fair elections, pretending to forget about the Jim Crow GOP
posted by Cyndy