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Speak Truth to Power

By August 13, 2017September 12th, 2019No Comments

It’s been a hard week here and on the other side of our country.  I’m not sure I was going to blog but I sat glued to the television yesterday because it was too smoky to do the Medford Food Project for me yesterday due to my asthma.  That was a bad alternate choice.  It was devastating to watch what was happening in Charlottesville.  Sometimes, we can sit in large towns, small towns, our own little communities and think that would never happen here.  Well, you know what.  It can.  And it doesn’t matter.  It happens in our country.  It is a time for leadership in all shapes, all sizes, all grades, all workplaces, all faith communities, all community gatherings, and all grocery stores.  You get it.  It’s okay to say hate won’t happen here.  And in fact, it’s time.  I noticed many people quoted John F. Kennedy, who was actually quoting Dante, when he said, “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”  I don’t care who you quote.  It’s time to speak to truth to power in our community, in your community, in your social network.  Hate can’t happen here because we, yes WE, won’t have it.  Please pick your favorite hashtag, quote, whatever, however it is you share and share it.  Share on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, at your dinner table, with the kids who live in your street, with the older folks who live on your street.  Talk to each other.  We can do better.  Let’s do it.