Our national consciousness (even though there’s no such thing) seems fundamentally diseased. Those who talk most about values act like amoral, resentful sadists. Those who talk most about justice are distracted by playing Where’s Waldo, obsessed with pointing at the -ism or privilege in every picture.

I think it’s really sad that a lot of the people who trying to work hardest for justice are so scoldy. It turns off a lot of the people who would otherwise join the cause. Our jobs in this world are to understand and magnify each other’s best intentions until they become meaningful change, not to prosecute each other for intangible wrong thoughts.