The election is now behind us, and we can move on to what I’ve been missing for a long, long time: HOPE.
Yes, there is hope. Hope that our country can get back on track.
That we can restore the constitutional rights that have been decimated by the current administration.
That we can begin, carefully, to regain the respect of the rest of the world.
That we can, in spite of the terrible shape the economy is in, restore some semblance of fairness in the economy – where big business will not reap the rewards of tax cuts at the expense of “the little guy”; where huge corporations will be forced to pay their share, and the “bottom line” will not be all that matters.
That we can begin to undo some of the damage done to the environment, without pretending that global warming is a myth.
That we can stop depleting forests and rivers and the ocean and the glaciers all in the name of progress, with the actual goal being the pursuit of $$$.
That we can once again be assured that ignorance is not preferable to science. Stem cell research can save lives, and sound ecological research may help to save the earth. Evolution is real, and hiding our heads in the sand is not a good choice. Birth control is necessary, especially in developing countries. We cannot “un-know”.
Hope. Something I have not felt for a very long time.
Cautiously, yes, but I do have hope.