So, woe is me, because I do not want to be part of your test, though you may feel you have the right.

I am Jewish and know too well the feeling of being called all of a people because one is one of a people.

I am white, and I buy into my being a racist because I have not been an anti-racist. I have been haplessly and woefully ignorant for which I give myself no excuse.

But I am sickened by the influences feeding into the racism, brutality, sadism and violence that are part of what may be to come.

The shadow is part of all of us. What we don't know about ourselves can come back to haunt us. So lest we, any of us feel we are immune from hateful and desperate parts, we are not. None of us.

Each movement that has been of freedom without awareness of history, has had a tendency skip over any real working through the past and its varied levels. We can rage against the night but unless we work through--deal with the less appealing aspects, and with the ambivalence of what lies inside us, we will fly high only not to see the next coming of misery.

I too am afraid, also because I feel we, more white people to be sure, have been so blind as to our own aggression that we can't see or fight the aggressive of the Trumpian trolls and sadists who would toy with us, toy with us and get us crazy, but leave us paralyzed. And that is something we just can't afford--remaining paralyzed.

We will all have work to do. James Baldwin felt we are all part of America, Black people no less than white people. Perhaps we might read and discuss-- a fantasy, right? Maybe it seems impractical but I think the opposite.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind

A psychotherapist, a New Yorker living between Colorado and Italy (in good times) I am passionate about the role of emotions and awareness for evolving,sanity

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