The Common Good
January 2008

Who's "Fit"

by Susanne Dabney | January 2008

The November 2007 magazine is the best yet, especially “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” (by Brian McLaren).

The November 2007 magazine is the best yet, especially “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” (by Brian McLaren). Our stories are based on the philosophy of “survival of the fittest”: The fittest are the richest and have the right to own it all. The poor are not fit, and therefore deserve their poverty.

Truth is truth, fact is fact, and only God knows how much science fits with God’s own truth. Let’s leave that argument, find what truth we can, and deny this philosophy of “survival of the fittest”—which Hitler appropriated to kill Gypsies, gays and lesbians, handicapped people, as well as Jews as not being “fit” to live and procreate.

Susanne Dabney
Atlanta, Georgia

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