Saturday, the 21st January was a historic day for women: this was the day American women chose to march across the United States to show their anger and frustration over their new President Donald Trump. This was the day after his inauguration.
The one disease that afflicts the nation can be summarised in a single word – contempt! And the main object of this contempt is ordinary people.
Contempt is one of the more hateful positions that humans can adopt: it arises from a sense of superiority, that only I possess that something, that is superior to yours.
It might be my intellect (but rarely so), or my money (increasingly so), or my power, and always so! Contempt presumes that the “other”, whoever that might be, is in some way inferior or defective.