Vince Fallis, of Rabbit Hash, Ky., gets this week's last word.
To all those who portrayed the Black Lives Matter protesters as looters and arsonists, I point your attention to the crowds gathering in the streets of New York and Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as other cities, this weekend. This is what a peaceful demonstration looks like when people are delivered from the threat of autocracy and the evil that it, by necessity, brings. It is a spontaneous outbreak of shared joy and brotherhood, and a vision of opportunity and equitable treatment for those with the most to those with the least.
It will not magically cure all the ills that have accrued, but will breathe hope into those so desperately in need of it. Who knows, maybe some of the least likely will eventually come over and join the party.
Hope springs eternal.
11/8/2020 09:53:33 pm
A great observation! Beautifully written
11/8/2020 10:11:40 pm
Thanks, cousin. I marvel yet again at your clarity of view and your ability to pinpoint the exact truth with your insights. Joy and brotherhood, indeed. The rest will take time.
11/9/2020 10:28:56 am
I want to look at people as not Trump or Biden anymore, but it will take awhile. I simply don't understand how so many could choose such a morally deficient man. One of the themes in my writing centers on bad choices made by good people. I never explain it fully because I don't understand it fully---I just get glimpses of understanding here and there. That's where I am with Trump supporters, "and some of whom I guess are good people." (Trump's description of some Mexican immigrants after he labelled most of them as rapists and thieves.)
Tessa Bishop Hoggard
11/10/2020 02:30:16 pm
Trump's administration these past four years have seemed an eternity - bullying, racism, lies, corruption - it has been unending. Now we can breathe a sigh of relief with hope that a divided nation will be unified and healed. However, there is frustration that Trump's power and influence (70+ million supporters) are here to stay and will continue to be a thorn in democracy's side.
11/11/2020 09:19:10 pm
A warm week in the woods. The wind prodded the leaves, and down they came, rustling on themselves, on branches, on settling to the ground. Sometimes I thought they were tiny birds, flitting about. The shadows were long winter shadows. But the sun was bright and the wind warm. Ah, the wind, the wind. We showed skin to the sky, unusual for our cold natures and pale Irish skin so late in the year.
11/12/2020 09:09:14 am
Smiles. Beautiful, Joe. We all needed that. Thank you.
Tessa Bishop Hoggard
11/13/2020 06:09:47 pm
Joe, your words are like a lullaby that gently rocks the soul to peace. So beautiful!
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