Heads in the Sand
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Heads in the Sand

We all, everyone of us, have our heads in the sands. Most of those who voted for Trump have yet to realize what they have wrought. But they will. The rest know now, but are unable to face the reality of it all.

In fact, we are all trying with every fiber in our hearts to ignore the catastrophe that is about to happen. It’s like an entire people in a sleep walk. And that’s in the United States. Beyond our borders, the populations of our allies are stunned too, contemplating the end of the world order as we know it.

And then John Lewis says the obvious, Trump put him down, and there is silence again. We are a people in line, awaiting our turn in the crematoria. We are too stunned and too afraid. Too afraid even to think of parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren.

We have brought this about ourselves. We are not bold, daring and willing to put ourselves on the line – to confront the monster. We have convinced ourselves, because it is the easiest thing to do, that there is nothing that we can do. We the people – the population at large and our leaders – are hiding behind a veil of silence. And, that very silence has drowned John Lewis.

And, there is no other voice, and the silence is deafening.

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Daniel Socolow
Daniel Socolow: President, Socolow Group. Former Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program, President of the American University of Paris, Vice President of Spelman College. BA, MA, Ph.D.

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