And that is all I have to say.
Oh wait, there is a bit more…
Anything I say right now will be seized on by somebody as proof of something. It will be, as so many things have been, see through the perception filters of whoever reads it.
As the nominal authority figure in a place where one of the things that DOES unite us is….a general lack of respect and a keen distrust of authority figures….all I can say is that perhaps it is time for us all to take a step back and a deep breath and try to let things calm down a bit. Let the intense emotional charges dissipate a little.
I know we all still have things that we will need to express, but…..we need to all take a break from the intensity, and regain our centers.
Someone needs to call a break, so we can all step back from the brink. And maybe get a fresh start from a NEW perspective, to take the lessons learned (and if we haven’t all learned some lessons about ourselves then this was truly just destructive) absorb them and let them work their way through us.
There, that’s better.
Let’s try again. Let’s try to focus on our commonality, not our differences… for a bit anyway.
Hey, it’s worth a shot, if only to break the stereotype of the liberal circular firing squad.
So yes, I will go ahead and say it, because it needs to be said, even though we know the answer….but maybe, just maybe, the exceptional people here can find a new answer, after seeing….again… how destructive the old one can be.
So…here I go….for what it is worth…the eternal, quintessential question that needs to be asked…