Tuesday, October 25, 2005
The Style Of The Day
Those of you with kind words for Rosa Parks do not realize there could never be another Rosa Parks. She was a non violent, self effacing heroine, who spurned media attention for many years. Nowadays, the likes of Cindy Sheehan would sweep Rosa Parks off out of public consciousness. There are a hundred Rosa Parks out there, today, standing up for and doing the right thing, with dignity and resolve. Are they on your radar screen? Do you know their names? Do you care?The people (and politicians) of quality do tend to get lost in the yawp and squawp of today's political clamor. It's not a style of politics designed to move the country ahead.
She probably talked back to her mother when she was a child or something.
People aren't perfect, but somehow we have gotten to a place where proof of that imperfection is somehow disqualifying.
I think she wouldn't have the same impact today because people would not admire her. We want hysterical heroines.
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