I don't really engage in any political voicings here at
Bitterman Circle for the most part. Those of you who know me probably
know what I think about most things because I am a blabbermouth and
tend to share too much. As I sit here in Munich, Germany, waking up
from our marathon travel day I found one news article that really
bothered me (believe me, there are more but this is the point I'm
trying to share).
Someone thought they would express their opinion the other night by running over the display of crosses in a pick up truck
that Cindy Sheehan and the others set up in Crawford, Texas as a symbol
of their feelings about the war in Iraq and the losses they have had in
their families. This person was found changing a tire down the road
with a cross stuck in the undercarriage of the truck. I'll let you read
the story for the details.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What kind
of person drives over markers representing the dead, either in the
service of the country, the innocent bystanders or for that matter,
anyone who is being remembered? This guy has been reported to be a
veteran. Was he drunk, high, mentally ill? What excuse can you have? As
much as I have read about Cindy Sheehan's protest, it appears to be a
peaceful, lawful one, protected by our rights as citizens of the US.
I'll be interested to hear further details about
this and am curious if this will finally pry the President off of his
bicycle seat and into at least a conversation with this women. It would
be the decent thing to do.
As disturbed as I am about this story, it really
just makes me sad about human nature and the fact that someone has to
find new ways to show how low we can go. At this point in history, we
should be evolving into a higher life form, not regressing and taking
three steps back over and over and over again.
Eveyone is entitled to an opinion; you don't have to destroy the opposing one in order to share it.