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A voice crying in the wilderness . . .


The one (and only) good thing to come from the Bush/Republican/DLC horror show of the last 7 years is that everyone on the planet now knows America is a textbook Dictatorship of the Rich.

Some things in life are so ultimate and terrifying they are not admitted into human consciousness. Death is probably the number one reality which each of us is pretending happens only to the other guy.

But the funny thing about denial is that you have to know what to deny. Denial of death, for example, doesn't "save us" from death; it's much more subtle than that. It's really a kind of double pretending. First we pretend we're not going to die, and then we pretend we're not pretending that we're not going to die.

Indeed, death for Freud was the "reality principle", i.e., not to come to terms with death is not to come to terms with reality itself. However, the heart of this writer feels that death is not the number one repression of our species.

No, our NUMBER ONE repression is the unimaginable agony and sorrow of the human condition. I think (please indulge the first person pronoun -- it's just a semantic convenience) if we opened our hearts to the suffering in, say Africa, our spirits would be burned to a cinder. God in heaven, those diseased and starving children and the monstrous scourge of aids (for openers) is a tsunami of misery that would break the heart of a God.

And beyond Africa is the Middle East and the loathsome clash of religious fanatics. May I say just as bit more? I don't want to short circuit this communication before it gets started, but there's also America's homeless (so greatly increased during the last 7 years) and untreated American patients who no longer have heath insurance, all thanks to the heartless greed of Bush/Republicans.

Also, the obscene rape of Mother Nature by Texas energy companies and the mortal sin abandonment of New Orleans.

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