My dear friends,
I don’t know about you but with recent events, I have been witness to friends and relatives clucking of tongues, sighing, and head shaking, saying things like… “This is terrible.” “Shocking!” “What can I do? I feel so powerless.” Then, like the air going out of a balloon, nada! We are not only tongue tied. We are idea tied.
Give me a break! You know about David slinging rocks at Goliath, right? You heard how Joshua outplayed Louis Armstrong at the battle of Jericho, right? Please my friends, use these metaphors to create a new reality of what you, you alone, can do.
Here is an example of what one citizen of the town of Northampton, MA did upon hearing that the town council in response to the recent protests was voting to increase the budget of the police department. OK, OK, so there is a whiff of nepotism in the air, the writer, Pamela Schwartz is my daughter. Hey, leave us not forget, it’s my Blog and I gave myself permission. All right? All right!
So read on and hopefully we all can understand the many ways that we, as individuals, can make a difference and try to change this racist world we live in.
There is no quick fix. There is, however, a very easy and simple way to slow our country’s downward spiral. VOTE!
If you are in doubt about the uselessness of your vote, please go to your PBS Streaming Channel (It’s as easy as it is important to add this app to your TV) and Tune in to the PBS Documentary ‘PBS’ American Experience: “The Vote”
Cluck your tongues, sigh, shake your heads, but understand, the VOTE, is in your not really powerless hands. Right? Of course, right!
P.S. I leave you with a quote from Margaret Mead who struggled against world opinion and condemnation to provide safety and health for women and children …
P.P.S. And here’s another example of creative citizenry: