I think there’s some speculated joke law on the internet that says:
All arguments inevitably lead to Hitler.
So there 😉
But imagine if the pained part of Hitler had been healed. All that bitterness and self loathing pushed out and projected on to Jewish people and homosexuals and gypsies and disabled people.
And then take a step back and think about this: whenever you are tempted to hate someone, there’s a little bit of Hitler’s kind of bitterness in you.
Now, imagine yourself on a ship on a gray sea with heavy cloud cover. And suddenly a burst of rain and torrential downpours for hours. You can barely make out the black arrows of the storm petrels combing the ocean before you. Then, the rains end and you see the petrels, the most tenacious birds dancing over the waves out to the end of where your eyes can focus. The dolphins come to ride the bow of your boat in what appears to be a symphony of joy.
It’s the same world.
We can light it up, when, and as, we forge beyond the storms of our pained illusions.
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