South Africa, with the encouragement of Mandela, Bishop Tutu, and the spirit of Gandhi set in motion mechanisms of reconciliation between abusers and abused. America might be the first nation to set up such a mechanism before bullying cases reach their deep horrific ends.
But we have to have a very broad view of bullying. It is systemic in the United States. Let's face it. It took a bunch of rugged rednecks, bullies really, to settle the Wild Wild West in relatively short amount of time. But why the hurry? Time is not money, as my only hero, Benjamin Franklin, pointed out. Time is life.
Bullying should not be tolerated any longer. Donald Trump should be the first human being to publicly acknowledge the fault of his ways. It would be good for him; it would be splendid for our beloved country.
As Stephen Dinan suggests, if foreign nations somehow participate in calling for a catharsis of bullying in the United States, America will become the great beacon of hope for mankind again. Is not this that The Donald wants for America?
Economic justice will not so much assure victory for Hillary Clinton, as peace afterwards. Economic justice is what the followers of Bernie Sanders have been clamoring for. Economic justice is what the very own followers of Donald Trump have been clamoring for. The Democratic and Republican establishment will gradually discover that in the Age of Plenty--the age to come, the age that is almost here--privileges for the few can be safely transformed into rights for all.
America is not Italy! America is not Germany! No matter the boils on her complexion, America is great, as Tocqueville realized, because America is good.
The land Frontier was closed more than a century ago. The Frontier of the Spirit is now wide open in front of us.
As I have only recently realized, and as I am happy to announce from Varanasi, where I have been taken by an Invisible Hand and the visible hands of my wife Joan, in the Spirit, there is no death; only Resurrection.
Carmine Gorga, PhD, is president of The Somist Institute.
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