A friend said on her Facebook page this morning:
“Instead of wanting to take BACK our country, shouldn’t we be wanting to take FORWARD our country? Friends, like it or not, the past is past! We live in a global home now.”
Friends, my friend is right. The world never stops changing, evolving.
Technology has made the world a much smaller and better place.
Technology has made the world a wider and more dangerous place.
But we’re not going to advance it by finding the reincarnation of General George S. Patton to take over the world and make the U.S.A. as great as it was in the days of rotary phones.
(In terms of military power, I’d rather we find an Eisenhower and a Marshall anyway.)
We’ll move our country FORWARD by being strong and forceful–of course we will.
But we’ll advance it in the best way, and gain respect, by being realistic and smart about the world as it is in the here and now.
That calls for a lot of calming down and advancing faith over fear.
No good decision making ever came out of fierce anger and paranoia.