Reconsidering Independence Day — 3 Comments

  1. Rev. Tennes’ words are a good reminder that we must acknowledge how much we depend upon each other to make a world worth living in.

    It is high time that we take the fear mongers and hate peddlers and denounce them with the truth. So much of the political dialogue in this country comes from “spin factories”. I can’t remember the last time I heard a war monger on TV/Radio who was actually a veteran. Dr. David Loy has an excellent set of talks about how the “West” ie. the US has institutionalized the Three Poisons…Greed, Anger, and Ignorance.

    “First they came for the communists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.”…Martin Niemoller

    • Thanks for your message with which I resonate. I would hope the health care law becomes better understood—before the election! If ever there was a time when the fox falsely claims to protect the hen house, it is certainly now, when Romney and Congress have a strong chance to win office. Go figure. There is so much posturing and the money being spent inconceivably in the effort to buy the election. And they just may win.
      Al Bloom