The “We”

There is something about the American over-identification with individualism which is inseparable from a quality of owning and having which collectively has frozen the nation into a nation of “I,” that cuts one another off forever from the “we.”’. It contributes to an intensification of a focus on identity politics. Groups of people have been treated unfairly and a more just goal might be one of pursuing equality for all and not in a way that pits one group against the other. This is the advantage of a perspective that is more of the”we”.

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