"I want us to do better. I want to feel like we are responsible for each other's transformation. Not the transformation from vibrant flawed humans to bits of ash, but rather the transformation from broken people and communities to whole ones... All these mass and intimate punishments keep us small and fragile. And right now our movements and the people within them need to be massive and complex and strong."
-- adrienne maree brown
The former seems the one we want more. TJ takes RJ to wider places outside the legal system and embraces more acknowledgement of systemic oppression and broader systemic context rather than focusing on just resolving independent cases.
Still collecting which references are the most useful.
@Matt_Noyes No, I share a name with the author since earlier, since birth. That makes for some reading long before you develop an interest in economics and politics.
@Matt_Noyes I don't find the satirical very interesting, although he may have been best known for that. I find his first book of Odes and commentary on historical events more interesting.
You may appreciate the poignancy of Ode XIV, in these days of disarray in governance, palace intrigue, and coups d'etat.
"Look to yourself, unless you are destined to be the sport of the winds. O thou, so lately my trouble and fatigue, but now an object of tenderness and solicitude, mayest thou escape those dangerous seas which flow among the shining Cyclades."
-Horace Ode 14
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