I'm sure you are as glued to all the media as I am. My TV is on too much, I read newspapers, Facebook, Instagram, everything people send me and I'm still hungry. Gen. John Kelly, Gen. Colin Powell, Senators Chuck Grassley, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney have joined Gen. James Mattis in criticizing Trump. They are joined by the Bush's, Cindy McCain and additional high ranking military officers in their criticism. Senator Romney marched today. Colin Powell has endorsed Biden. Ads from Republicans against Trump have begun to show up on television. Are we at a turning point? Our reponse to Covid19 was terrible but now the covers have been pulled back.
I copied the following poem on my Instagram (from many others who posted it first) that I'm sure many of you have seen. It really spoke to me and, as I consume media I continue to look back at it.
What if 2020 isn't cancelled?
What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for?
A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw -
that it finally forces us to grow
A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us
from our ignorant slumber.
A year we finally accept the need for change.
Declare change. Work for change. Become the change.
A year we finally band together, instead of
pushing each other further apart.
2020 isn't cancelled, but rather
the most important year of all.
-- leslie dwight
I hope you will join us for our meeting on Tuesday, with our own Kevin O'Leary. Kevin will talk about his new book, Madison's Sorrow: Today's War on the Founders and America's Liberal Ideal and will also engage in discussion about what is happening in our country today. When I wrote this yesterday morning, I could hear a march going down Culver Drive toward Irvine City Hall and it heartened me.
I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday when we are joined by
Kevin C. O'Leary
who will discuss
with Ann Haley
on Tuesday, June 9
Join us on Zoom!
To join by phone:
+1 669 900 6833
+1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 849 6800 4319
If you want to know more about Kevin's book, visit his website at www.kevincoleary.com.