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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:21 PM

"...We have lost so much In so short a time."

Posted by a friend on FB...


What is wrong with our government?
"There is no literature or poetry in this
White House. No music.
No Kennedy Center award celebrations.
There are no pets in this White House.
No loyal manís best friend. No Socks the family cat.
No kidsí science fairs.
No times when this president takes off his
blue suit-red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt-khaki pants
uniform and hides from Americans to
play golf.
There are no images of the first family
enjoying themselves together in a moment
of relaxation.
No Obamas on the beach in Hawaii
moments, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.
I was thinking the other day of the summer
when George H couldnít catch a fish
and all the grandkids made signs and
counted the fish-less days.
And somehow, even if you didnít even like GHB, you got caught up in the joy of a family that loved each other and had fun.
Where did that country go? Where did all
of the fun and joy and expressions of love and happiness go? We used to be a country that did the ice bucket challenge and raised millions for charity.
We used to have a president that calmed and
soothed the nation instead dividing it.
And a First Lady that planted a garden
instead of ripping one out.
We are rudderless and joyless.
We have lost the cultural aspects of
society that make America great.
We have lost our mojo. Our fun, our happiness.
The cheering on of others.
The shared experiences of humanity that makes it all worth it.
The challenges AND the triumphs that we shared and celebrated.
The unique can-do spirit Americans
have always been known for.
We have lost so much
In so short a time."

~ Elayne Griffin Baker

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:26 PM

1. K&R

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:30 PM

2. There was a movie made in 1995 called The Song Spinner

It was about a society where music and noise were forbidden and there was no joy. The heroes of the movie fought against the evil powers that took all the happiness out of peopleís lives.

That is what this feels like.

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