The American political "divide" seems to be a macabre dance with death. Liberals run across the floor desperate to escape death, throwing the commoners to the ground as they dart to and fro; while conservatives pirouette in the center, impervious to the myriad preventable deaths occuring around them.

Those brave souls who want to focus on life and living and liberation, bow to death with respect, and leave the dance.

From yesterday (!), Mitchell Verter on the philosophical idea that life springs from death rather than a mother. It runs through Hobbes and Nietzsche and many others.

 "consider men as if but even now sprung out of the earth, and suddenly, like mushrooms, come to full maturity, without all kind of engagement to each other." - Thomas Hobbes

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