Among the concerns, horrors, atrocities, inequities, iniquities, and other rottennesses in this mad, mad, mad, mad world are as follows:
- Global warming
- The imminent scarcity of non-renewable energy sources
- The opioid addiction epidemic
- Ongoing racism, sexism, nativism, and rapacious capitalism
- Nuclear proliferation
- Rampant materialism
- Violent religious fundamentalism
Oh, hell, I could go on and on and on and….
Anyway, many people are taking to the streets these days to protest, to appeal, to inform, to sway, and to do what little they can or as much as they can to right this planet that seems to be careening toward the wrong. For example, this morning — a glorious, brilliant, sunshiny, warm day before Easter and eve of Passover — a group of several dozen concerned citizens marched around courthouse square and then continued on down Kirkwood Avenue to point out an evil they feel must be eradicated.
Imagine the amount of work it takes to organize folks, get permits, draw up placards and signs, transport marchers and so on in order to stage such a demonstration. Huzzah for our freedom of speech in the great land.
Here are a couple of photographs of the event:
A man leads the way, lugging a cross as did, acc’d’g to legend, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. These are committed, pious, caring folks who wish the rest of us might hew to a more holy lifestyle, one which does not include a certain fixation on a symbol, a talisman of, they insist, abomination. To wit:
Note the sign: “Easter Bunny Is Going Down!” Many more of the marchers carried signs of a similar nature. Another sign read, “The Easter Bunny Did Not Die For My Sins.” Yes, the Easter Bunny, they posit, is a calumny of such great import that these citizens have taken to the streets.
Doing their part to make America great again.
Peace be with you.