Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The more things change, the more they remain the same...

Wrong. Wrong. All wrong.

Is this the way America's supposed to go?

Along with a whole bunch of Americans, myself, though not one, do feel disappointed.

But it is just a moment in history, isn't it? In the larger scheme of things, will this actually matter?

My mind reels between dire futures, where flames of war burn in more places. Sometimes, it feels that fifty years from now, people will look back at 2004 as the tipping point for the US of A.

At other times I think that maybe things will change. The reasons why the Republican party began will shine through once more. But I wonder, with a majority in the Senate whether that would actually happen or whether it will polarize this country and the world even more.

In closing, let me quote from this great article from WorldChanging:

The US President, despite the brou-ha-ha of the last two years, does not run the world. The US President is just a very powerful player. The President is just someone who makes important decisions that change the context for the long-term work of innovation, diffusion, and transformation -- the creation of a world that can work for everybody, and nature, over generations. The Great Work, as geologian Thomas Berry called it.

And you know what?

So are you.


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