Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Seasons reversed down under. Do they call summer summer by the weather, or by the calendar? It's June, it's winter, & the connotations match, seem normal. Well, there are left & right political hemispheres of speaking; only, they seldom acknowledge that together their languages comprise a totality (even if only a totality of misunderstandings). This is not the part about right & wrong: this is the part about not being able to even talk to each other. Which actually is more important than stopping the wrong. Because it's the root of the wrong. The words we define differently, the aspects we choose to highlight or leave out. I know very well that the preponderance of right lies with the left, but it is wrong not to ever attempt to reach out. We are not going to be able to have the luxury of an utter rout, even after winning in November. You can't put the other half of the country in jail.

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