Charles Bukowski has long been one of my favorite poets. He is much to rough for many, but there’s an edge and grittiness of reality to his work that appeals to me. This quote comes from one of his novels.
This statement makes me wonder. How many of you agree with it? Is Bukowski right in his assertion that most of us don’t think about injustice unless it’s personal? Let me know what you think.
Is there anything we need more at this moment than courageous leaders? The upcoming election is our opportunity to choose the direction of our nation will go. My prayer continues to be that we choose courageous leadership over greed, lies, racism, hatred and evil.
We have a pathological, lying pig in the White House who is unable to even spell truth, much less, practice it. His open attacks on our democratic principles and values never cease, and his greed and hubris knows absolutely no limits.
The danger is not that a majority believes or supports this racist whore monger. The danger is the constant barrage of lies, the unrelenting attacks on the norms of decency, and the never-ending pressing of the legal limits of our society.
Over time we can become worn down and actually begin to accept all of this as “normal.” We do so, however, at our peril. This must never be allowed to happen. We have to remember that a lie is always a lie.
“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it is accepted by the majority.”
Powerful words, and a powerful perspective on a real danger…
One of my favorite Fantasy/Science Fiction authors, Ursula K. LeGuin, wrote that “dragons aren’t real…but they’re true.” I believe that.
And there’s a good reason why even just the thought of dragons frighten us. We instinctively know they are evil.
For anyone to horde life-saving resources while allowing 820 million of my brothers and sisters to remain chained in the shadow of hunger cannot be called anything less than evil. Allowing 20,000 of our family to succumb to the ravages of hunger every single day is evil incarnate.
So Melissa is spot on. Her tweet is absolutely correct. There are far too many human dragons in our midst. They are known as Billionaires.