Sunday, August 30, 2015


The journey must be taken again and again, lest we submit to the kingdom of scarcity, join the rat race, and imagine that living in a national security state is a normal environment for humanness. Such captivity of the human spirit must be again and again challenged, for it is that captivity that makes it possible
  • to commit aggressive brutalizing war in the name of democratic freedom;
  • to tolerate acute poverty in an economy of affluence, most especially without an adequate health-care policy;
  • to sustain policies of abuse of the environment, all in the name of nurturing the economy.
Captivation by the kingdom of scarcity requires us to live with unbearable contradictions, and we, except in our better moments, do not take much notice of the contradiction.

Journey to the Common Good, Walter Brueggemann

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