At the risk of seeming reductionistic, I think there’s this common pattern of thinking that drives prejudice, bigotry, and racism. I find that it requires one to arbitrarily associate a handful of mostly unrelated characteristics, and then to use this hodgepodge to assign value, to impose judgement, or to make assumptions about the character/capacity of … Continue reading Division in the Guise of Inclusion?
As the bigot spewed his ignorant hatred -- monosyllabic slices firing in rapid succession -- his patient interlocutor, Ferdos, contemplated the genesis of differentiation. He dissociated from the violent present, and extended his mind towards the totality of being. The great chain of contingency, he had heard, extends from the unseen realm of the Primal … Continue reading Ferdos Embraces the Bigot