'This Side of Life'

When the military trains its fighting men and women, I’ve heard it is impressed on them they need to take care of the person to their left and their right. It’s a psychology thing. They fight for each other—take care of each other.

When they come home, it’s every man/woman for themselves. Is this the way it was meant to be?

We live in a very corporate culture, but I’ve seen how people resist the concept that we have lost sight of how to take care of each other. Our center is us, our families and near relatives. We depend on a broken system to take care of everyone else. It is a system that is failing us all.

We seek to promote our own ideals on everyone else, and we amass with like-minds to do so. Freedom is a fleeting thing. Freedom is relative to definition—our own.

When immigrants…

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