Monday, July 18, 2016

Symbolism vs. Substance

Sometimes we can all get overwhelmed by events.  
We feel that we have to do something, but are at a loss to know what to do.  It hurts to acknowledge that nothing we can do personally is likely to make the least bit of difference.
The killings of police officers in Dallas recently, and the killing of three more in Baton Rouge yesterday, provides the latest example.  A Facebook friend has started a group urging everyone to wear blue on Mondays as a way of honoring police officers - telling them that "we have your back."  I support the idea, even though I know that it is unlikely to save the life of even one peace officer.  After all, no pink ribbon has ever cured a single breast cancer patient.

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