Today I want to say a little something about choices. We talk about making choices as though it was a given for everyone. “If only everyone would make good choices,” we say. We tell children, “Good choice,” which can be an appropriate response, but as a former parent and teacher of young children, I think it is definitely over-done.
What about the people who aren’t given choices, forget about good ones, or who have limited choices—the people in Ukraine, the homeless in NYC, those in jail because of a minor drug demeanor, the capitol policemen on January 6th…?
Let me end by saying there are ‘white privilege’ choices, bleak choices, and a whole bunch of choices that aren’t really choices at all. Surrender , which I’ll write about tomorrow, can be all of those.