The concept of acceptance within A.A. seems always crucial and timely, and far beyond the Fellowship.
Yet how does the concept help us see the world clearly today? The headlines today are simply unbelievably shocking, from the murder of a young man shot 16 times in Chicago by a vicious policeman to a plague of police violence and misconduct nationwide. The news is not just awful, it is shocking far beyond any acceptance.
How do you accept the unacceptable, when a society is breaking down, when the GOP, the party of Lincoln has turned into a racist rant, and where Donald Trump may wind up the nominee for Republicans? How does the press cover a man who is a serial liar? And while the Democrats may be preferable to many of us, the truth is that lying has long been completely bipartisan.
Of course it will be said that the Clintons have always been liars, and perhaps Bernie Sanders, once he is closely reported by the media will similarly exposed? Who can say that this is not true?