Monday, May 02, 2011

Heading North

{sign on the wall at City Barbeque • taken with my phone}

Is it just me, or does it seem like crazy is winning here of late?

Crazy weather, crazy politics, crazy tragedy.

Sometimes it just makes we want to yell. Sometimes it makes me want to cry. And sometimes it makes me want to move to Canada.

The questions are always more clear than the answers.

Should we allow a very rich, supercilious celebrity to question the legitimacy of our President? We do.

Should we continue to ignore the changing global climate and hope that it will just go away, or fix itself? We do.

Should we keep fighting change, in our medical system, our fiscal structure, our energy policy, because we fear it? We do.

I don’t have the answers. But I am starting to understand this: we have to stop letting crazy win.

The extreme ends of the spectrum keep getting all the attention, and the voice of the middle – you and me – we keep getting drowned out.

I want to stand up and be counted.

Before it’s too late and I book that UHaul headed north.


Frank Wilson said...

My brother says we should at least move to a Blue state.

Frank Wilson said...

I've intended to reply to many of your posts recently but my password would not work. I took some time tonight and fixed that with a new password. Now all I have to do is remember my new password.