People are starving for change. The power to affect the local community is mostly muted, diluted, or stripped away from its members by bureaucratization and failed-representation. Global politics influence even the small town because of its national links. The personal ability to help others remains — but that is a choice of form or performance open to criticism and judgment. The “good-deed” better be inconsequential and within your circle; otherwise, expect consequences if it offends or interferes. There’s little safe-harbor for the “Good” to help. This caged social numbness to global catastrophes is a way of coping to survive this realization.

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