Answers are easy for those steeped in ideology

but ideology frequently simplifies systems to either/or, linear equations

Practical, thoughtful answers about complex webs of being are shouted down

and yes to motivate, to spur to action, we do need to capture the essence,

you can’t rally round without a central point

but not if central becomes a slogan,

we need action born of deep understanding and the ability to make the complex clear. It is clarity not simplicity that will lead us forward

Glad to read your perspective,


Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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