Friday, March 13, 2009

Definition of Community

The word "community" keeps getting thrown around. It's so hip to think/worry/talk about that my friend has made it a drinking game. Every time someone says "community" we take a shot. (Except we only pretend to take a shot because communally minded people can't be going around completely smashed all the time.) Anyway, I finally figured out what a community is....

community - nexus of inescapable responsibility

Notice that within a society of no-fault divorce with rates that hover around 50%, a family is not a community. Duh. It also makes the government the only community we have. No wonder "community organizers" become president.

That's 8 shots, Liz. You're buying.

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