Today’s article is relatively short. Do not mistake its brevity for proof of lack of importance. It is as much proof of a theory as an observation. While it is based on the situation in Ukraine it has much wider implications and sadly, applications. I hesitate to write of Ukraine, especially in an article whose publication date is uncertain at the time of its writing, but the message is too important for me to remain silent any longer.
There are a lot of people in a tizzy, and rightfully so, over the handling of Haitian refugees at the southern border. I’m not going to go into that situation today other than to use it to illustrate how ill prepared the world is for a coming much larger migrant problem. In case you haven’t noticed sea level is rising and we collectively are doing woefully little about it.
We live in an instant gratification society. Legislation has been compared to sausage making. Most of us love a grilled brat at a tailgating event but almost none of us either want to think about what goes into it and fewer yet want to visualize the process. If you think that opening was strange it gets stranger.
Today I want to tell you a story about a snake. Well, to be more accurate at least two snakes. To be more honest the snakes just made me think about the main point of the article. In any event, it’s not the snake story you may well have expected.
I think about inequity a lot; more so as I get older and am not as distracted by the day-to-day demands of a job. I’d like to think I do so out of empathy and morality. Let’s say I lacked those two qualities – like most modern-day Republicans. Equity would still be something I should care about because the real power players have played a divide and conquer game for centuries.