Thursday, November 8, 2012

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"But anyway, all the ceremonies and symbolic changes that would surround the retirement of the old flag and introduction of the new one would get people engaged and enthusiastic, and could be a great educational experience for school kids. It would also, I think, more generally get people to look outward again and realize that America is a living thing rather than some kind of finalized museum statue set in stone."

-- by Troubadour in The Puerto Rico Question on DailyKOS

Ah, comfortability with change and, relatedly, the unknown; where have I heard that one before? I know I grind this particular axe a lot, but I can't help but think it's one of the major failings of modern America (at least the slice of it jammed head-down in the GOP's sandbox) -- viewing change and uncertainty as existential threats rather than as aspects of reality.

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This also seems appropriate at this time, also too.

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