Ed Murrow, the great newsman and commentator, said this. So did Bertrand de Jouvenal, a French philosopher. Everybody knows it’s true, even the sheep.I used this cartoon in an earlier post on Trump, because sheep are smarter than you think. In Rhode Island some years ago we lived near a wealthy guy who kept a small flock of sheep and I got to like them. They are friendly, dumb and loyal.
They resemble the bikers who keep on rallying in Sturgis, South Dakota, despite the grave Covid risks they cause to themselves and others.
I want this blog henceforth to focus more on such people, whom we liberals clearly fail to understand. We are just too smug about them.
I also will be taking a more personal tone in some of these posts. I looked over logs from posts past and found the ones that clearly got the most interest were indeed the most personal. Also, my political punditry is something you can likely find elsewhere; there are limits to my brilliance and my approach. We all read too much of that stuff anyway. I’m also trying to find different ways to indulge my bent for politics. It’s not easy.
Climate is where we started with this blog. I’ll try to come back to it, but again the subject is best dealt with by others who aren’t so intimidated by its deep complications and overwhelming importance. We all have our limits.