Tuesday, November 23, 2021

One Step At A Time

 ("The Problem of Political Despair")

It is in the fights we pick but fear we are like Sisyphus: gun control, environmental regulations, voting rights, vaccine mandates, abortion protections.

It is in the cannibalism in the Democratic party where winning has often appeared to be an illusion, and victory seems more like simply avoiding defeat.

It is in Donald Trump refusing to disappear into a Florida swamp but remaining Svengali like even in his absence.

It is in our longing to feel the world is not off axis, to feel that tomorrow will definitely be better than today.

There is an unease that persists, that wears us down. It is difficult to find the resolve, to march, to protest the inequities.

We know we must continue to climb that mountain and find disappointment in ourselves when we stop pushing. When we see Paul Gosar lauded, when we know full well Kyle Rittenhouse will be treated as hero by millions, our step slows.

We are tired. But we will put one foot in front of the other and continue our journey. We are far better than what has emerged from the shadows. We will prevail. We must if democracy is to survive the onslaught. 

One step at a time.


Anonymous said...

For our grandchildren and for theirs…..


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Anonymous said...

As always, well said