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A Final Thought and a Note About Tone

Our intuitive elephants don’t just change their minds. They can’t be convinced to switch to a different path or adopt a new set of beliefs. But through patient, persistent, respectful conversation among our rational riders, they sometimes can and do, of their own accord, make adjustments to the paths they are on. It is the modest hope of this blog that maybe a few elephants will at least consider adjusting their paths in a way that accepts the notion that morality, and thus politics, is about more than just caring for the bees; it is about caring for the bees AND for the hive because it is only through a healthy hive that the bees CAN thrive.

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