In spite of my earlier post, I did start watching some of the highlights from John McCain’s funeral proceedings today. It’s important that I did, and I’m glad I did, and do you know why?
Here in the Upside Down — in post-trump bizarro world (the lower case t is intentional) — I’m sitting here with tears streaming down my face over a man I did not vote for, whose party and politics I never supported, and it feels very cleansing. Weird.
We need a wise and compassionate patriot today, like Martin Luther King, Jr. was five decades ago. We need someone with integrity and maturity who believes in equality and justice for all Americans, especially the most vulnerable.
King may be gone, but his words have staying power, and his life and wisdom will not be forgotten, even in the darkest times. We need his words of wisdom and inspiration in these dark times more than ever before.