A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
Yes, my nation is guilty of torture, of murder, of discrimination, guilty of waging wars to make campaign donors even richer, guilty of many crimes that I was told in elementary school only “those other nations” commit, and that “we’re not like them.”
If we lived in a democracy, I would blame the US citizenry. But instead we live in an auction house in which policy is set by the highest bidder,
And then live in peace as partners in the world, not the world’s cop.