What troubles me the most is that after centuries of oppression, exploitation and abuse, those who control most of the money and power still manage to convince the people they oppress and exploit to battle with, oppose, and destroy each other. They manage to get those who have the least, to fight each other for scraps: scraps of food, money, and the worst jobs, but mostly for a shred of respect.

Usually, fighting for the smallest bit of status means stepping on the heads of those who have already been pushed into the mud.

The kid who threw the hitch, the waitresses at the cafe, they are suffering almost as much as the people they scorn. They are ruining their own chances of a living in a better lives in a better world.

I have been mumbling almost incoherently in response to life's problems for a long, long time. Contact me at djbermont@gmail.com