There’s a saying that “the further you the left you go, the further to the right you become, and the further to the right you go, the further to the left you become”. If everything is circular, not linear … and we turned the binary of left and right into a circle, where would the ‘least biased’ place be?
How do we ensure the rights and lives of those purposefully marginalised by our systems of supremacism are met with justice and equity while also ensuring the species of humanity is gathering in unity?
We have to ask ourselves, is centrism really centred? Perhaps it could only really be centred if the diversity of the whole was heard, and commonality was found in that collective voice once separatist narratives are removed.
From my limited knowledge, traditional cultures don’t tend to discount any voice. They find the rational in the ‘crazy’ and the ‘crazy’ in the rational. Often, somewhere between the extremes sits the truth of the noise created, and the thread which needs to be tended.
Perhaps, in our society, it would be that both groups are disenfranchised by the systems of supremacism they live within. One is conscious of it, (and destroying it) the other is not conscious of it (and upholding it through active violence) but in the middle of all that is the fact both groups’ anger/hurt/fear /etc are rooted in the same rot.
A rot which seems to be caused by our severed relationship with the natural world and each other. Intersected with generations of unresolved trauma. And continued extreme acts of violence, injustice and murder. All of which is blocking any sort of cultural healing or growth.
If the 21st year of the 21st century holds any numeric omens, may they include justice, integrity, balance, and all powerful unity.