All weekend, this old movie clip from Dune kept running through my mind.
Yes, it's been a really devastating and horrifying week for our country. Because things are happening . . . that just don't seem quite real or possible. I mean, I'm not surprised, really. (Because these actions were promised.) But, down deep, I had hoped for better. (Because America.)
But. Here we are.
I am heartened, though, by the respose of Americans. Outraged Americans.
These last 10 days (can it really only be 10?) have forced us to come to grips with . . . what it means to BE American. What values do we hold dear? What face do we want to put on in the world? Who ARE we?
I would say . . . the sleeper HAS awakened.
(And is likely marching down a street near you.)
It's overwhelming right now. Hard to keep up. Things are coming at us fast and furious. It's time to dig deep, my friends. These days will test who we really are -- as a people; as a nation. All of us.
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Wake up -- and make those calls!