Beneath the inevitable outrage lies a curiosity. Why?
The math is complicated.
We are no longer fighting a disease, but a bizarre, apocalyptic civil war.
For many influential Southerners, the spread of COVID is less worrying than the spread of democracy.
This is not your father’s crimewave.
Entertainment is the future of business.
It is easier to destroy a myth than to replace it.
As we try to escape the distorting influence of a founding mythology built on racism, it might be helpful to review how these subconscious biases operate.
You can lie, cheat and steal and still win a reputation as a bold truth-teller by lying in ways that reinforce a cherished mythological value.
White supremacy, as a mythology, defines the “us” on which sacrifice, collaboration and trust can be built.