I liked Barbara Seaborn's Sept. 22 column, "Music to politics, count past one."
After reading it I arrived at the conclusion that most of us, if not all, are infected with a serious case of duality. We always approach an issue with the "us and them" syndrome. It is present in everything we do and become involved in, from politics to religion and so on.
That old English guy John Donne wrote something that goes, "No man is an island." It is either us or them, never we. It is my way or the highway. It is a terminal disease that eventually leads at the least to hard feelings, and the worst to catastrophic events such as wars and terrorism.
Is there a cure? Certainly. Who was that guy in the Bible who asked, "Am I my brothers keeper?"
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