Tuesday, December 18, 2018


I have read several of Chris Hedges' books and, while I do not always agree with him, his position, I deeply appreciate his convictions expressed in his written commentary and numerous interviews and speeches posted to YouTube.   

In this latest publication, he writes:  
America was founded on an imagined moral superiority and purity. The fact that dominance of others came, and still comes, from unrestrained acts of violence is washed out of the national narrative. The steadfast failure to face the truth, Baldwin warned, perpetuates a kind of collective psychosis. Unable to face the truth, white Americans stunt and destroy their capacity for self-reflection and self-criticism. They construct a world of self-serving fantasy.
I do believe that this "imagined moral superiority" is real, truth, but I do not believe that is accurately applied to all of "white Americans" or any particular race.  I believe that some realize and accept that they are not superior or better than any other, but that all really do have inalienable rights on the basis that each and all are born into corruption or sin. 

Self-reflection and criticism is part of repentance; the other part, change in the truth of it.  

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