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Sociopath Job Interview.

Trump is probably using the same recruiter.

Remembering Captivity in a Strange Land

David Stowe, professor of religious studies at Michigan State University writes about the power of remembering. Too often we are encouraged to forgive and put the past behind us. But certain religious traditions and shared national experiences stick with us. Captivity in Babylon appears to have a lasting impact on Jews with respect to social justice. The memory of famine has stuck with the Irish and have made sensitive to food insecurity around the world. They were lessons in compassion. Read it here at The Conversation.

I think that someday the people who visited Trumpism on this country are going to want forgiveness. Yes, forgive quickly and let's put this whole sorry experience behind us. But the destruction that will be visited on individual lives could be severe. It will be because we allowed a segment of our fellow citizens to gain control and de-humanize the rest of us for no other reason than because of who we are: poor, women, children, foreigners, not Christian, LGBTQ, elderly, liberals, the list goes on.

And I think we should resist that push for forgiveness until the people who wrecked havoc on our country have been held accountable and we commit to remembering what it was like so it never happens again.