Rarely is the question asked, "Is our adults learning?" Sometimes I wonder that. Pretty much every day I wonder that. Occasionally I get a little testy and write things like this.
Today I found a nice post at George Washington's blog which deals with this very topic, and I hope you will go and read it.
Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that our country is going in the wrong direction. That the Iraq war was a mistake. And polls show that the majority of Americans questions the government's version of 9/11 and other basic tenets of the "war on terror".I think this laying low business is very important. People have a powerful urge for self-preservation, but laying low does not make us safer. We have safety in numbers. I frequently talk to people about what's going on and probably make a fool of myself because I believe we have safety in numbers. I want people to know that other people are out there questioning what's happening in our country and in our world. I want people to know they are not alone with their doubts. I want people to have the courage to question what we're being told. It's only dangerous if few people do it. The more people who openly question and ask and challenge, the safer we all are. You say you're a patriot? OK, well, this is what true patriotism is all about. Ask George Washington. Have courage and be stouthearted!
So why aren't people doing anything to fix things?
It is largely because people are hopeless . . . they don't think there is anything they can do to turn things around and improve our situation. Also, many people believe that they should just "lay low" until things get better, and that the only thing that standing up will accomplish is getting whacked in the head.
This is the way out: Open your eyes, and open your mouth.