TCS: With Lifted Hearts Singing – Poems for Labor Day

Flowers For Socrates

. Good Morning!

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a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.

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“Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity
in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. As
members of such an economy, we have all been programmed to respond
to the human difference between us with fear and loathing and to
handle that difference in one of three ways: ignore it, and if that
is not possible, copy it if we think it is dominant, or destroy it
if we think it is subordinate. But we have no patterns for relating
across our human differences as equals. As a result, those differences
have been misnamed and misused in the service of separation…

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