I know I’ve had these words in my mouth before: institutionalized racism, misogeny, able-bodiedness… i’ve used them all.
But I don’t know that I’ve really looked at how those particular hatreds, or any kind of hatred, became codified and part of the structure.
One of the first things the First Congress took up was who was human and therefore who could vote.
We’ve been fighting against those definitions ever since. They’ve been taken out of law but not out of practice.
Until those of us who have do something to ensure that those who don’t have access nothing will happen.
What is that something? Well, we’re going to have to figure it out. It’s hard work. It will demand unpleasant self-reflections. We must acknowledge that there is abundance and that it must be shared… We must find the balance. We must, we must, we must. yeah i know. You’re not to do that. Nonetheless…
People are depending on us. Peace is depending on us.