After a long weekend spent on retreat with friends who make up War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, I'm too pooped to write coherently this Monday morning.
But I'll share what I'm pondering. Stephen Walt has opined that
Perhaps. Certainly Egyptians need to end the pattern of the guys with the most guns shooting their way into dictatorial power. I hear on NPR this morning they are about to release the old dictator, Hosni Mubarak ... WTF?
Let's turn Walt's prescription back on our own society. How do we "share the country" with people who approve shooting black and brown teenagers for being out of their presumed place?
With people who equip local police departments with tanks?
With folks who've brought back veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars and set them up as a Border Patrol?
The same folks are enacting legal barriers to full access to the vote wherever they can. And these same people believe they can and should dictate to women what we can do with our bodies.
How do we "share the country" with these folks without giving up on building a more equitable and more just society?