Democracy is a fair shake for everyone. Equal rights under the law. No racism. No sexism. No misogyny. No homophobia. No favoritism. No prejudice. No discrimination. Etc. All people enjoy equality, and no special interests are catered to. Nobody threatens the peace and security of anybody else. Everyone minds their own business and stays out of the business of everyone else. I want to live in that kind of environment. Why wouldn't anyone? So, why don't we live in the service of this sort of atmosphere for everyone? Why isn't this a fundamental, basic, given right for every human being? What is wrong with it? What is wrong with the people who oppose it? I want to know why they are messing with this! Republicans! I'm talking to YOU!
My favorite question has long been, "What guides your boat on its path through the sea?" I like it because there are no paths through the sea. There are destinations, and currents, and wind conditions, and hurricanes, and port availabilities, and a long list of other things to take into account in determining how we get to where we are going-- and then there is "How do we decide where to go?" and all of the questions this question begs to be asked, and answered. So, guiding our boat through the sea, is a good one for examining what we think we are doing with our life, and why this and not something else instead. But, in these times, it is more like our boat is being towed through the sea, at night, in high wind and heaving waves, toward the clashing rocks, and we are just along for the ride. Our will is inconsequential. We have nothing to say in the matter, and everything is on the line, at stake, up in the air, and there is nothing we can do. Well. We can elect democratic senators in Georgia. But. That is the last hope for Democracy in America. Republicans have the bit in their teeth, and are rushing head long toward the cliff at the end of the line. Trying to stop their suicidal quest for more money than they can spend, personally, individually, is like trying to stop the Indian Wars, or the Slaughter of the Buffalo a hundred and sixty years ago. Nobody is stopping to look/listen/see/hear /know/understand! Everybody knows money is good, and you have to get as much as you can as soon as you can, so that you can enjoy your wealth forever! "Profit At Any Price!" is the driving force behind the reckless devotion to living without principles and standards in doing whatever we want and having our way no matter what. The times seem to have suicide in mind, and are carrying us all to the brink and beyond. The voting public in the state of Georgia holds the future of the country, and the world, in their hands.