‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas’

Living ‘the good life’, in a negative way,

At the expense of ‘the child in the closet’.  It is in the closet, sitting in it’s own excrement.

Is this story a Utopia or Dystopia?

Are we living an idealized life that is keeping the world in the closet?

Is this a contract between the few and the many?  Our own western civilization and the world?

Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

Learn to Judge not , abandon not,

Stay in this Utopia and try to find love and support for ‘it’, the child…

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