New Day

I’m struggling with understanding where I live, from the community to the national and international levels. I don’t know what to expect from my country, but I definitely know what to expect from some of my community members: continued murder and mayhem from the gang members, continued reticence from my Latino neighbors who are afraid of the gang members, continued disrespect from justice system that worries more about criminals than the law-abiding, continued takeover of the country by outside interests (India is not our friend, and I cannot believe we are in debt to China!), and incredibly disrespectful and intolerant behavior from folks who ought to know better. I never expected to see this much acrimony, insensitivity, dysfunction, and continued hatred in existence in this country. There’s got to be a better way.

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