From Silence to Outrage

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Fire and Fury

Blinded by their own success, they cannot see what they have devolved into. As in Tolkien’s tale of the struggle for Middle-earth, Smeagol, the once human creature finally possesses the ring of power, yet, having gone through a metamorphosis to become Gollum, his inhumanity is not even a passing consideration, since lust for power consumes his every thought.

The fall is not what kills you.
It is the landing.

So enamoured by power, the fires of Mordor quickly rise to greet the hapless creature.

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Firebird. Photo by Michael Barth on Unsplash.

When people cry “racism,” it is revealing when people immediately become defensive rather than coming to the defence of those who have been maligned. By your response, you unconsciously choose sides. That is implicit bias.

Stephen Bau

A Triptych of Outrage

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Designer, writer, educator, social architect, founder, Builders Collective, Leading with Design. https://stephenbau.com

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