Thursday, August 31, 2006

i saw a cover of a business magazine the other day that read "Inequality: why you should care." so, i was glad to find this today.

from melissa, that scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners liberal goddess slash writer over at shakespeare's sister, comes this open letter: Dear America. Wake the fuck up.

What is perhaps most despicable about this ["it's all about me"] attitude in America is that we are largely a nation of Christians (as we are constantly reminded by the most ostentatious adherents), a religion which has as its centerpiece the notion of personal sacrifice for, literally, everyone else, yet the majority of Christians seem to have drawn from the story of Jesus not the notion of self-sacrifice, but the notion that someone else will make the sacrifice for them.

go read it, it will probably be the best thing you do for yourself all day.

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