Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Same Difference, Differance Same

John Edwards famously coined the "Two Americas" rhetoric and President Barack Obama is known for his "There is no red America or blue America, only the United States of America", but it doesn't take rhetoricians to tell us that we are community of individuals. No we see that in our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities, our cities, our counties, or states, or regions, or coast, our home countries and our world.
We all have the same differences. We are all an interpretation of the myriad of experiences that life leads us through. We are all children, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, grandparents or parents of someone. And at least we are all are someones friends and most first and last we are Humans; rank nationality anywhere between.
No I am not an anarchist or against America. I am not a traitor. I am a human and that classification above all else means more than any man made intangible label designed to make sense of this incomprehensible world, corrupted by high level animals.
But I am an American, and to be a true America is to realize that our differences are the same. WE are a nation of people believing in the grace of liberty, the power of justice and the spirit of freedom. Besides the Native Americas, we are a country of immigrants, founded, designed, built, carried and loved by the hope in their hearts, the ingenuity in thier minds and diversity of their cultures.
We are NOT a Melting Pot.
We are A Stew Pot.
We are NOT a land of opportunity.
We are A land of possibility.

Everything we are not, makes us everything we are. We Are...