the path most taken
the end doesn’t change
It seems to me that in the old show, F Troop, a comedy about the good old days in the US Cavalry in the post Civil War West, there was this ongoing gag.
One of the Native American characters was always reading a book on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
At some point some one would say, “Are you reading that again?”
And the character would answer, “I like how it ends.”
Last night I was watching TV and low and behold a lady from where I live in Gwinnett County was on CNN.
She was telling the CNN Anchor why she and other parents wanted the schools here in Gwinnett, the nations 4th or 5th largest school district, to be open in a few weeks.
She said she felt she was on the Titanic and there was no room in the lifeboats for her and other people who felt like her.
Her comments stuck with me.
It comes to me that the Titanic is a great analogy for where this great county is right now.
All the technology you can ask for.
All the power and services you can ask for.
All the anything you could ask for.
And neighbors, let me tell you, the story ends the same way.
We can argue on the course that got us here.
We can argue about who gets in the lifeboats.
We can argue about how to launch the lifeboats.
But in the end.
The story ends the same way.
I am getting more and more used to the idea that WE ARE ON THE TITANIC.
We are sinking.
Congress seems to think we have time to argue about it.
A lot of people seems to think we have time to argue about it.
This morning on TV I heard what I think was a one time Sec of Treasury in another (GW BUSH, OBAMA) administration who said it wasn’t the amount of financial aid in the next the stimulus package it was the LENGTH OF TIME the package would be available.
I cling to that.
One voice saying look at the length of time here folks.
I feel like these arguments and discussions on payments, masks, schools, quarantine, social distancing and what not are important, but in the grand scheme, no one will care.
The end of the story stays the same.
Only this time, I do not think any one is going to like how the story ends.