Well, the election tomorrow doesn’t look good for the forces of sanity and reason. I’m not talking about Republican vs Democrat, I’m talking about Wingnut vs Whatever the Heck You Are If You’re Not a Wingnut. John said something in his closing speech at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear that I think bears repeating and thought as we move ahead into a brave new world.
We hear every damned day about how fragile our country is, on the brink of catastrophe, torn by polarizing hate, and how it’s a shame that we can’t work together to get things done. The truth is, we do! We work together to get things done every damned day! The only place we don’t is here (in Washington) or on cable TV!
But Americans don’t live here, or on cable TV. Where we live, our values and principles form the foundation that sustains us while we get things done–not the barriers that prevent us from getting things done.
Most Americans don’t live their lives solely as Democrats, Republicans, liberals or conservatives. Americans live their lives more as people that are just a little bit late for something they have to do. Often something they do not want to do! But they do it. Impossible things, every day, that are only made possible through the little, reasonable compromises we all make.
If you missed John’s speech, you can watch it here: