For several weeks, this blog has presented various ideas about truth and our relation to it. In the linked video above, Jane Elliott asks a simple yet maddeningly and profoundly revealing question. What is the “truth” we hold about ourselves and how does that definition affect the lives of others? The question framed in this way is not specific to the frame Ms. Elliott presents. The real question is older and more profound. Are we our sibling’s keepers? If not, what does that say about us? If true, then what are we going to do about it? More specifically, in this time when some have begun to question the longevity of the United States and, indeed, of the human species, can we voice that most fundamental question and a resolute answer that will prevent our dissolution? Who are we?
The post this week is intentionally cryptic. A future post will explore more deeply the nature of “our” truth as we construct it, moment to moment, in EveryDayLife.
In case you are interested in a more direct exposure to Jane Elliott and her ideas, take a look at the following videos (or others available elsewhere).
Until we assume responsibility for one another, the ominous cloud of tribalism will prevail. Have we encountered enough fear to finally turn to a more mutually beneficial means of being together to ameliorate the angst of EveryDayLife?
Has the time for such an idea finally come?
Are we there yet?
How about now?
. . .