So Difficult to Let Go
I’ve been reading Len’s blog with interest for the last few weeks. His links to stories like this one invariably leave me with a deep sense of concern for the many Americans I know and like, not to mention for America itself. I think it’s fair to call Len “just another ordinary guy who happens to live in Texas, be gay, and disagree vehemently with the policies of George W. Bush’s administration.” So hearing that he should be the recipient of hate mail (from bullies who don’t even have the balls to sign their threats) as a result of expressing his views online, I worry that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceburg.
If the divisions among Americans are, as some claim, as deep if not deeper than they were in the years leading up to the American Civil War, could those tensions degenerate into the ACW II? I get this awful mental image of America standing on a precipice — so close to the edge, in fact, that it doesn’t matter who wins next year’s presidental election. Whoever loses is bound to be
seriously dangerously pissed.