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“All Politics Is Local”

“Simple.

‘All politics is local.'”

“My daughter will come into a world where the “War on Terror” is what the “Cold War” was for me. My daughter will come into a world where wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still smolder, just as I was born into a world where the war in Vietnam still smoldered, and would for another four years. My daughter will come into a world controlled by a fortunate few who sup on the suffering of the rest. My daughter will come into a world where Boston may cease to exist because the ocean is rising to claim it. My daughter will come into a world that will terrify her, and she won’t understand why it is the way it is.

I will have to explain all that to her. I will have to tell her about low men who worship their money even as they throw the cross in the faces of the people, because it is easy to pick the pocket of someone on their knees. I will have to tell her about hate, and wrath, and pettiness, and greed, and about all the harm that cruelty and selfishness can do once it has found a seat in the human heart.”

“I will tell her: within reach of your arm, do what you can,” quoting William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed.
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Posted by Steve on April 10, 2013 at 5:52 am | Permalink

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