The Average American


What does the average American know of the Arab world, of its history, its hospitality, and its music? What does the average American know of themselves, of the vast hidden chambers of their own inner worlds? What does the average American know of the spirituality of sexuality, of what it is like to value another’s flesh like the finest of wines? What does the average American know of empathy, of how to relate to another human being regardless of class, sex, or appearance? What does the average American know of sustainability, of self-empowerment, of vision for the future? What does the average American know of thought, reflection, and observation? What does the average American know of silence?

Are you a statistic? Are you an average? Are you a consumer, a waster, a feeder on the bilge of media scum? Are you another number in a herd, another follower in the cult of nationalism, another ignorant, complacent parasite of trickle-down economics?

No, I don’t think you are either. But this might be what you would look like on a martian nature program on Americans.

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Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

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