Our focus on “me” versus “we” created the perfect playground for this virus. A culture that fights COVID-19 with “personal responsibility” doesn’t work. Addressing a structural problem by relying on individuals is doomed to fail.
We are all asleep until the smell of smoke awakens us . . . we cannot save ourselves and our children unless everyone is awake to the crisis we all collectively face.
From the start, the United States has struggled with who “the people” actually are. Who counts? Who doesn’t? Who has “power to”? Who has “power over”?