What is America for Mummy?


[This is Jessica’s first post here, and it started the theme we have been writing about this week, The Myth of America. I was looking through our records and it struck me that we often become bogged down in detail, in theory, in the mundane day-to-day stuff that we deal with. We tend to forget what it’s all about, and we shouldn’t. Almost from the beginning America has been a dream; a dream of ordered liberty above all, but also of material prosperity.

And in the last 150 years or so it has come to include those unfortunates who were sold by their neighbors into slavery and came here without that choice to make. From all I read, they too have done much better than those who were left behind. Not that America has not been unkind to them, and still is, especially in the areas controlled by the party…

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