What was all this obsession with enemies anyway? Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man
As Hurricane Irma passed through Charlotte yesterday, I came across an article in the New Yorker . I commend to each of you the article titled Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” as a Parable of Our Time. Simply click on the link to pull it up.
Interestingly, I had come across Ellison’s quote above just this weekend in a journal of quotes I kept on my sabbatical. Suzy and I had noticed that over the last month while two major tragedies were going on and millions were suffering, the major news outlets kept trying to bring the news back to politics, political leaders, and high heel shoes.
Do we obsess with our enemies? I guess some do, but I don’t think the people who formed a human chain to save a drowning Harvey victim cared a hoot about their enemies at the moment. This last month is all about humans reaching out to other humans regardless of their sex, race, immigration status, etc. Its about neighbor helping neighbor, and about how a nation comes together in such events. I don’t think most people obsess with enemies, and we should tune out anyone who tries to force us to do so.
The moment you have protected an individual, you have protected society. — Kenneth Kanuda