Having watched the ceremony last night in Arizona, all I can say is that it was very moving. I have actually changed my approach to this online world. I don’t know if it will make a difference, but if enough of us do, perhaps it could.
It may just be that my connection is slow, or perhaps Facebook (DO NOT LIKE) doesn’t like me in return, but I cannot this evening tell people about the lie that is Michael Berry’s video. While I cannot with certainty ascribe intent to Berry and his employee Clayton for the lie they have perpetrated and bragged about, I can say that with a certain small fraction of people, even showing them proof that the video is a lie doesn’t cut it. They look at the previous Medal of Honor recipients and see Barney Frank. (I guess all old whit guys do look alike.)
My Facebook message box is filled with people who see the light and the lie and with others who react as I described above. There are others still spreading the lie even today
Today, Michael Berry was upset about the Native American who gave the invocation last night. It seemed to hurt him, perhaps it hurt his ears, so he lashed out and started poking fun. I don’t blame him. He’s already weathered the storm on this topic, having previously insulted that community here. and there are so few of them that they are an easy target, much like African Americans.
I think a civil public discourse is possible. I also think the the arc of gun ownership has reached its height. Just me speaking here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the president whose mere election has stoked such fear in the gun owning community is in fact the one who brings sanity back to gun ownership in our country. Call me HOPEY like that.
I will shift my blog browsing back to winger blogs and comment as much as I can. It’s different now than when I first started. I’m different, too. I think I can do it without getting banned or attacked. I think I can find a way to introduce reason.
My first blog to comment on is this one. If you care to comment, it’s easy to do it anonymously. Or if you choose, you can sign up with the comment service.
I feel better about things. Much better.
Now if I could only get Dora or Tammy to do the dishes, my happiness would be complete.