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12405-judge2banna  Anna von Reitz

Dung beetles are fascinating creatures. They collect feces over the course of their entire lifetime and carry it around in a big, ever-expanding sack on their backs. If any bird eats a dung beetle, they are in for an unpleasant surprise.

There are human dung beetles among us— people, who, for whatever reasons, carry around every injustice and slight and misfortune that occurs to them in a big invisible sack on their backs. Some even go so far as to reach back in history for injustices and injuries and losses that were suffered by their great-great-great…..grandfathers.

All of us do this to some extent, even unconsciously, as on the day I found myself sitting in the middle of a relief committee meeting sorting donated baby clothing for wildfire victims, shouting and raging about LBJ. I had carried forward hatred and contempt ever since Vietnam and not even…

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