Professor Plum, in the Kitchen, with the Lead Pipe. We all belong to multiple categories; we're members of many groups at once, divided and joined by age, sex, race, wealth, language, location, religion, occupation, avocation, .... The strong temptation is to pick one dimension and focus on it --- use it to form a club, a gang to fight in the war for power against other gangs. That's the political system, stripped down to its essentials, much of the time. Are there better ways to work together? Can we cut across the cliques and find common ends, and agree on means to pursue them?

Saturday, June 03, 2000 at 10:59:02 (EDT) = 2000-06-03

TopicSociety - TopicThinking

(correlates: MetaJoke, LearningToSee, ImpossibleStandards, ...)