“Equality keeps us honest. Our peers tell us who we are and how we are doing, providing that service in personal life that a free press does in a functioning society. Inequality creates liars and delusion. The powerless need to dissemble—that’s how slaves, servants, and women got the reputation of being liars—and the powerful grow stupid on the lies they require from their subordinates and on the lack of need to know about others who are nobody, who don’t count, who’ve been silenced or trained to please. This is why I always pair privilege with obliviousness; obliviousness is privilege’s form of deprivation.” Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump
Today I am thankful
- Happy Birthday to my baby girl, Jaz.
- I am looking forward to time with family and friends.
- It is another beautiful day.
- Sitting here in my home, drinking coffee, reading, and writing. I am content and at peace.
I am wishing you a day filled with happiness.
affectionately yours, Laura