Topic: Making Changes
Heard it no NPR this morning. Election predictions and concerns. I have a love-hate relationship with trying to keep up with this campaign. Figure it's a lesson in human behavior, anyway. And Lord knows, I need lots of those lessons as I continue to try bringing my expectations and appropriate responses to violence and oppression into check.
This time it seems that the people in Southern Pennsylvania think one of the biggest issues is the right to hunt down wild animals as a sport. So they are showing great excitement for Gov. Palin now. She's one of them, they are thinking. Rather significant observation since this is one of the the geographical areas where the way the vote goes may determine the final outcome of the election.
Amazing the attitudes people have toward the "wild life"--whether it's animals or people thinking outside the box! More amazing.....
Last week I was shocked to read that 40% of Caucasians in the United States are hesitant to vote for a person of color, just because of the skin color! Yes, in this "enlightened day," 40% say they still "do not trust 'em" and think "black people are lazy."
Sad to think that we are such a backward nation in our thinking, after all these years of "progress." When will I ever learn that paradigm changes always take much longer than I think they take? When will I stop being shocked at bigotry? I hope never. Heaven help me when I do!