"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 6 February 2016


Last week, Charlie Rose said twenty-million had watched the interview wit Sean Penn. My first thought 
...I was one of them ... If I needed it, it put me and my blog into perspective. 

Second thought  ....how do they come up with the figure of twenty-million? 

 I gave up on that.

Yesterday, an issue in the U.S. Democratic nomination race were fees paid to Hillary Clinton for speaking engagements to the business community in excess of $200.000.

Journalists deemed it a problem because ordinary people have difficulty understanding why a person
could be paid so much for speaking to their expertise. 

thought...what are they talking about?

Ordinary people have no problem getting their heads around sports stars and teams making millions from their prowess. The money comes from the pockets of ordinary people in ticket sales and marketing  paraphernalia that fans are only too willing to buy. Adulation knows no bounds for people who need to have excitement in their lives. Like most of us. 

started a conversation in the blog with the comment I had tried not  to become invested in Hillary's campaign.

The  challenge is enormous.  The prize may be unattainable. 

Her courage has to be phenomenal and  stamina super human.

The strength of the organisation rallied behind her is hard to imagine and can only be matched by the power of the force ranged against her. 

I have watched world history unfold and repeat itself many times in my lifetime. 

This battle is epic. 

I have nothing but profound admiration for the woman who has taken it on. She is a serious candidate.
It could be her destiny. I hope to see it.


Anonymous said...

I think she will do well but there are a lot of wild cards still to be dealt.
Enjoy as much of the ' debate ' as you can tolerate. Me, I'm sitting it out.

Anonymous said...

What bothers me for the most part is not the inadequacy of the candidates but rather that of the moderators and commentators.

Anonymous said...

I love it that Charlie's numbers are so strong. We need him as a block of sanity.

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Anonymous said...

Mr Kasich did very well last night. It would be great if the republican noticed.