Who else can we thank?
Another way of saying it:
God is not on the Left, Right, or Center.
I know that is blasphemy to millions. But they seem to be worshiping tribal gods. Tribal gods are OK, but brittle.
Thank God, or the creative nature of the universe, that we are not all on the right, or all on the left, or all in the center. We are only all human, and only all earthlings.
If we were all on the right, or left, we would certainly hurtle over the cliff of our choosing, even faster than we’re now approaching the cliff that no one is choosing.
If we were all in the center, we would still be getting closer and closer to the non-chosen cliff, because there is too much investment in the status quo, and too little appetite for change.
But we’re not all in one place, one ideology, one proclivity, one style, one perspective.
That’s not a design flaw; that IS the design.
Even though that’s the design, we rail against it.
Even though, by our nature, we’re not all of one perspective, we’re in huge trouble now because enough of us haven’t waked up to realize that all our perspectives and peculiarities are needed to survive and thrive. Or, that is, all are needed to be part of our on-going conversations, deliberations, adaptations, and innovations.
My heroes (dual gender) are those who have waked up to that, and who are able to speak well, and model well, in ways that are convincing to large segments of center, right, and left. Not just talking and inspiring (though those are important) but demonstrating – not as in protesting, but as in showing how.