Friday, September 18, 2020
When Joe Biden avowed in mid-August that “the soul of America is on the ballot,” he was as vitally accurate as the so-called “Idea of America” is readily forgotten by predatory politics.
Twelve years beyond Obama’s 2004 declaration that “there is no Red America, there is no Blue America; there is the united states of America,” he hallmarked the humanity of the American Idea at the U.N. and at Hiroshima. Then, last month he avowed the sacredness of our citizenship.
I’ve wanted to show how the integral futurity of oneSself flourishing is the point of historical value, the soul of humanism (upcoming), the appeal of humanities (more coming), and the humanitarian heart of enlightened governance (never ending).
The soul of one’s life is always on the road to making and keeping the soul of one’s neighborhood as largely horizoned as one’s region needs from everyone for thriving.
Can the promise of American democracy depend on cherishing the “impossible” Idea of being an American soul?
The question is fun to explore.
-- gary e. davis --- 11:52 PM