Letter to the editor: A Time for Healing and Grace

Posted 2/3/21

Well this surely hasn’t been that easy of a year. And the last four weren’t that great for a lot of people either. But where do we go from here? There has to be a reconciliation of sorts …

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Letter to the editor: A Time for Healing and Grace

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Well this surely hasn’t been that easy of a year. And the last four weren’t that great for a lot of people either. But where do we go from here? There has to be a reconciliation of sorts but without letting the stupid ideas worm their way into our everyday acceptable thoughts. Here’s something to try on. What if we treat people’s bad political choices the same way we treat a bad tattoo? For the most part, decent people will just ignore it. There’s always some mean people out there that are going to point and snicker. And then there are some tattoos that make the majority of people point and snicker. Let’s apply this theory to a person’s voting history for now. People have voted and that record is permanent much like a tribal arm band or tramp stamp. I’m sure many of these people view their choice with pride. Over time the decision may lose its luster a bit. Should the rest of us point and snicker? Probably not. But the second that the person tries to say how their tribal arm band or tramp stamp actually makes them deep or cool, we must be prepared for a concise retort. The retort must be a surgical strike that doesn’t involve flailing arms and screaming so as not to hurt any innocent victims or draw out willing combatants. We don’t want a repeat of the 60’s. Whether it’s the 1800’s or 1900’s.

Mack Yaun,

Pine

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