I am deeply grateful to anyone whose choice of words sends me hurtling for the dictionary. That doesn’t mean my vocabulary is that good; what it means is that you just gave me one hell of a gift. And yes, I agree, Katy. To this I would add that the twin human needs to be right/be superior drive the behaviors, in large, in subsets, and as abuse and oppression trickle down in all their forms, in bullying on the playground.
I also have hope. However, white hatred is passed down, so is misogyny, abuse. Generations won’t eradicate it. Personal growth, hard work, and evolution help. I will be long, long, long dead.
Love your term mental straitjackets. I might note that we who are ignorant and are unaware of it, have a chance to be free. We who are ignorant, know it, and choose not to enlighten ourselves, are simply stupid. As I’ve written elsewhere, it’s an equal opportunity employer. Thanks as always for your comments.