All it takes to find ourselves facing another dictator, a man on horseback, is that intelligent and capable citizens do nothing, throwing up their hands
I was really struck by this comment of Ted's. I have gotten to the point where I do not like to listen to the news because I get upset. I have frequently found myself railing against "them." But then I remembered hearing Tom say over and over that the world is the way it is because it is a reflection of "us."
And then I began to look at myself and ask myself what have I done lately to make this world a better place, politically, and I saw I have done precious little. So I joined a political organization I like and began writing letters expressing my views. I feel better if I'm doing
something to improve things, however small.
P.S. When I try and anticipate what will happen this decade, I think politics may become overshadowed by physics--climate change. Recently, I had to cancel a trip to Vermont because of flooding. Serious flooding is taking place in New York and Pennsylvania right now and heavy rains are predicted for the weekend. At the rate we're going the land that Ted has squirreled away up river may soon become valuable oceanfront property and then who will have time for politics?