Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Helpless

This morning YG, Miss Enthusiasm herself, told me she didn't feel safe living in America with Bush as president. Well hell, neither do I, but it's hard hearing this from a nine-year-old. And the usual arguments--that moving to Canada or England or Mexico not only won't solve much, but will be abandoning our post as Americans--don't persuade. I can talk to her about the things our family does--recycling, limiting our driving, donating money and goods, working for the schools, etc.--to make our world better and safer, but they don't persuade much either. I feel a mama-lion attack coming on: I want to rise up and slay the people that make my kid feel unsafe. And I'm not talking Osama bin Laden, I'm talking about George Bush and Michael Brown and Dick Cheney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm talking about people who believe that you can educate children but don't believe in funding public schools. I'm talking about a whole lot of people; I don't need to give you the list; you know who they are...

1 Comments:

Anonymous Caryn said...

It takes a village to raise a kid, but a few selfish folks can mess it all up. Hugs to your daughter.

4:58 PM  

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