Making the Enemy

I’ve been toying with an idea today: the way that we make the enemy. The ways that we find comfort in opposition, and how it can cause us to search out, and create, the ‘other’.

It’s easy to stand against something, even when we have more in common that we may realise, and especially when our lines of communication are cut.

In times of change, there is a comfort in togetherness, and a reassurance in otherness. But that does not help us to change.

It’s worth stopping to consider when, and how, we make the enemy, even when no enemy exists. And how, having done so, we find comfort in their contrary ways.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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