As the politicians say (usually just before being anything but), “Let me be clear.”
As Election Day 2020 approaches in the USofA, I’m not interested in engaging on the relative merits and demerits of the presidential candidates, the political parties, the American political system, and/or the media (mainstream or otherwise).
I am interested in passing along this lovely hope for America. For all of us, really.
I imagine an America where, no matter who is president,
no matter the makeup of the Supreme Court,
we are all free enough not to care who sits in power.
– Matt Kibbe
Of course it’s not realistic, taken literally. We always need to care about who sits in power. But I, too, can imagine a country where caring doesn’t degenerate into panicking. Where what’s at stake in an election is not worth hating over, or even becoming shrill over, because we are all free enough.
It’s a tall order and involves many things that are not under my control. But Kibbe doesn’t stop there.
We could, as diverse people with our personal hopes and goals,
peacefully coexist, cooperate, and learn to respect one another.
Now this I do have in my hands. Entirely? No, of course not. But to make a difference in the right direction? Yes, absolutely.
And what is true for me is true for all of us. Really.