Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Monday, April 11, 2016

4/11/16 RMB Saying “When”

4/11/16 RMB Saying “When”

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

I’ve been wondering lately about when you say “when”. You know how people will pour your drink and instruct you to say “when”. Inevitably someone will respond “When” once the liquid has reached the optimal level.

Here we are in the midst of candidates, spewing demands and pompous statements, touting violence and discrimination.

Where’s the tipping point? When do we say “when”? When is enough ENOUGH ALREADY?

There were those in the 1930’s who warned against Hitler’s politics. But it wasn’t enough to turn the tide. People heard what they wanted to hear, until the truth could no longer be denied. How can we have learned so little in eight decades of aftermath?

If words are damning to one, they are damning to all.


1 comment:

  1. I'd never thought about this! So interesting.

    By the way, my annual blog-fest registration is underway. I'd love to have you back!