The post-soul alt-right budget proposal of Presidency of Donald Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, forgets – or never knew – what most people know:
Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it’s accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another’s eyes or heart. – Sue Monk Kidd
The White House budget proposal fails the soul test. But it does makes us ponder something else about the human soul’s potential for darkness:
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will. – Thomas Carlisle
Say “good-bye,” America, to Meals-on-Wheels. Say “good-bye” to empathy. Say “hello” to the post-soul alt-right world that forgets or never knew.
It’s enough to make an old soul cry.
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, March 17, 2017.
I have no words……
And then there’s the negotiating technique of presenting the very worst so that somehow agreeing to less seems generous. The little finger technique. Meals on Wheels will survive, and we’ll be conned into thinking things aren’t so bad after all.
Mona, once again your insight on reducing extreme measures to less extreme ones to make the less extreme (but still unacceptable ones) go down easier is welcome! Always! Thank you.
You’re welcome. Can’t help myself…
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Mona, I know you can’t. That’s a good thing.