In light of the debacle surrounding the Women's March I am reminded of the Hippocratic Oath for physicians dating back to between the third and fifth centuries B.C.: "Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm."
Perhaps the Hippocratic Oath could be amended and adopted by organizations devoted to social change. Something along the lines of, "Into whatsoever communities I enter, I will abstain from garbled messaging that garners national attention and makes my community appear to be a bunch of flippin' idiots."
Susan Pahl, Arcata
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