Oct 27, 2008

Exactly where are we headed?

What a long strange trip it's been. I view life as one long road trip, as you might gather from the title of this blog. And the great thing about road trips is that if you're vigilant, and remember to take lots of pictures, you'll have interesting stuff to look back on.

I was six years old when President Johnson's Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, and I remember very clearly, watching the world change. But, I also have been aware that as things changed, some stayed the same - they were just more covert.

I never have expected to see an African American elected president in my lifetime, so that says a great deal about how far we've come. And yet, the more things change, the more they remain the same. There will always be those who feel disenfranchised, and rather than working to change their lot in life, they take comfort in striking out. Maybe it's a lot easier to blame others and to be angry than it is to work hard; I wouldn't know. According to my Dad, there was never any other option.

But I suspect that should Sen. Obama settle in at 1600 Pennsylvania Blvd., we will be seeing a lot more of this kind of nonsense.

Kudos to the ATF, and throw a bunch of prayers into the ol' prayer bucket for the safety of Sen. Obama and his family; they're going to need them.
As do we all.

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