I’m reading a book about a person (father, hacker, migrant) who was pretty much invisible to all governing bodies. No one recognized him as a citizen, so he was in state of constant limbo: deported from the U.S. back to a country where he had not lived since he was a baby.
That’s the thing about systems*: while they make things efficient, it is rarely done without a cost. When we create a system of organization there are often people left behind, mistreated, or rendered invisible. It makes me question: is it the fault of the system? or the fault of systems? Are there any systems (the ones that rule people) that do not exploit some people for the comfort of other people? Systems that are truly just?
*more specifically, our system of citizenship which draws a harsh border between who is welcome and who is not.