Good day, dear Ones,
When one is living in a country where she or he wasn’t born, it usually gives him or her an edge to look at the ‘discrepancies’ within that culture.
In the language spoken certainly, and in the society.
For a long time, I have been wondering why is it that the United States has a name like no other country in the world. I mean by that, a name composed of an adjective and a noun, and not a proper name – like let’s say Nicaragua, Zimbabwe or Mongolia.
I know there is history behind the name of the US, which I am very fond of, yet it doesn’t explain it all.
It doesn’t explain to me either why the Great Seal of the US, which was adopted by Congress in 1782, still contains 13 stars in the circle above the eagle, 13 olives in the branch in its right talon and 13 arrows in the bundle in its left talon.
Yes, there were initially 13 colonies that formed the Union but the number grew larger till 1959 when the last two were incorporated.
Another element of the US society that had me puzzled for long is the death penalty. Why is it that some states allow the capital punishment and others don’t? Doesn’t this constitute a major inconsistency for a country that wishes to be united?
And how do we make sense of the Parts in this situation?
As if the Universe wanted to wink, there was a mention in the New York Times today of the death penalty being abolished in New Hampshire. How mystical!
Lives Lived: Renny Cushing’s father was murdered. Yet Cushing crusaded against the death penalty in New Hampshire and eventually helped abolish it in 2019. He died at 69.
Historical, cultural evolution is truly an interesting phenomenon and it looks like some parts of a system may evolved faster than others.
How do we Unite them all then?
Gilles Asselin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: For the sake of Uniting the Parts
Time: Mar 17, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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