Love Is Powerful. So Is Hate.

Laura Nelson
6 min readAug 16, 2021
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Dilige, et quod vis fac. [Love, and do what you will.]” — St. Augustine of Hippo, Easter Sunday Sermon, 407 CE

When asked about my political position, I will sometimes reply “somewhere between a Social Democrat and a Democratic Socialist.” Since that is quite vague, and also a mouthful, I usually tag myself as a “polite radical.”

Laura Nelson

Writer, philosopher, information technologist,guitarist, neurotic, polite radical, avid and indiscriminate reader, Episcopalian, trans woman.