Our politicians are legislation junkies, as so many of our doctors are medication junkies. And just as in the medical arena: we do not want to take responsibility for our ills, and we do not want to know about side-effects.
We are unreconstructed political hypochondriacs. We will achieve little of worth until we learn from the logic and language of alternative medicine, and especially from the logic and language of healing.
Forgiveness and gratitude are the great grail castles upon our social and political quest. They are signposts to a new and undreamed of greatness: a healing and embracing greatness not as yet seen on our planet.