I have a couple of blog posts I’ve been working on lately, including one about the difficulties of writing my new novel and a new addition to my Research for Fiction series. I had planned to finish and post at least one of those today.
But instead, I want to devote today to justice and equality in America.
This has little to do with writing or teaching, the usual purviews of my blog. But it has everything to do with humanity, and it’s too important a moment in our nation’s history to leave unremarked here.
We have a long way to go, America. We probably will always have a long way to go. But the march of progress goes on, and today we made a huge stride.
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You’ll probably hate me for sounding a cynical note – I’m the slave in the chariot, in every triumph, whispering ‘Remember thou art mortal’ to the celebrated – but the history of ‘progress’ is such that the powerful first make sure their power survives the step…
I hear you. But that doesn’t seem to be the case here. One has only to hear the tremulous, hysterical revulsion from our American Right-wing, including the four (!) dissenting opinions from the very court that issued this ruling, to realize that the traditionally powerful (as opposed to the actually powerful) are very much afraid for their survival. However irrational their fear actually is.
Sam, I think your parenthesis makes my point.
Just read this in The Guardian: “Sure, these are symbols. But the powerless have challenged the powerful to be great again this June, and for that, we should all be proud.”
I’m not trying to make a great debate about this, Sam. I do hear you, and I do hear the delight of my many friends.
No debate necessary. I think we actually agree: lots of progress made this week; LOTS more left to do. And so we fight on.