Friday, January 7, 2022

What If A Tree Falls In Washington?

 What if a tree falls in Washington?

In a sign of grave disrespect not merely for Democrats but for democracy, on January 6, 2022 the Republican members of Congress stayed home. Or attended a funeral. Or had a press conference. Or did anything except give the President and his party their attention or the anniversary of one of the worst days in the history of this country its due.

It was a visual demonstration of the chasm that separates us. The absence of their presence a physical manifestation of the fact that we are not two parties addressing a single reality but entities residing in completely distinct universes.

The Democratic leadership spoke yesterday to empty chairs. How can it be possible for us to move forward, to heal, if the Republican party refuses to acknowledge that January 6th 2021 was something more than a frat party turned a bit too rowdy?

What if a tree falls in Washington and no Republicans hear it? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All day yesterday, I asked myself how so many could be so disrespectful, so unfeeling and uncaring, so in deliberate defiance and denial and so mean spirited. It is just SO sad…