“We’re all in this together”

I hear this phrase often during tragedy and crisis — “We’re all in this together.”

It’s a great sentiment. I wish it were true though.

Yes, we voice the ideal of unified survival. E Pluribus Unum — out of many, one. We think of ourselves as united to one another.

Except when we don’t. Except when it goes beyond the rhetoric to how it is lived out. I don’t want to…