Freakin Blogger, not letting me comment…
OK, so here are some stories from around the intertubes about the latest political flashpoint.
I’m waiting for Mealstrom over at The Political Pagan to weigh in. I’m really waiting for Mr Provost at the Provocation to say something, as I’m a definite fan of his.
I don’t think the problem is just in FL- despite some of the claims I’ve heard. I live in MD and I see that same tension growing here. I’ve also been told that I must be racist and part of the problem simply because I put on a uniform every day. I’m pretty sure the opposite is true. I’ve seen enough in the back of an ambulance to know for a certain fact that we are all the same where it counts. “We all bleed red” is a phrase I’ve heard in emergency response for years. There’s no quick answer here. I’ve started to wonder if every person just can’t stand anyone who isn’t exactly like them. Is it racism? Sexism? Ageism? Is it religious discrimination? Is it wealth discrimination? I once heard a conversation where a man admitted in all seriousness to thinking that anyone with a southern accent was stupid because of where they were born and raised.
We’ve developed a kind of personal xenophobia where everything different must be dangerous. This is how a child thinks. We’ve become a society of children. I fear that Dybing’s call to do something, anything, is falling on deaf ears. I wish success and I will do what I can. I hope it’s enough. In light of my previous post, what else can I do but my best?