Saturday, November 28, 2020





“Hope is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul – 

And sings the tune without the words – 

And never stops – at all - “


Thank you, Emily Dickenson, who in hurried verse warns next of the many threats to that small bird, “that sings the tune.”    I thought to write some screed today of the latest long-lasting attempts by Trump to wreak some more devastation upon the environment before January 20th.  Alas, last Friday’s move to roll back the regulations protecting migratory birds, legal consequences which have stood in place since 1918, was too hard to swallow much less explain.  Add to that the black record of what has been done to our climate and natural landscape in the last four years, well, let’s lock up those straight razors, friend.  


“And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – 

And sore must be the storm – 

That could abash the little Bird 

That kept so many warm – 


So, then, on to a diatribe about all the vultures flying into the state of Georgia to manage the scads of money being sent through the Republic National Committee and the Republican wanna-be Senators in their prostrate performances for cash on FOX News outlets.  Calling Karl Rove, Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, etc., being paid a king or queen’s ransom for consulting from purse money sent to the cult of Donald.  That’s a clear staircase to cynicism and beyond.  No thanks.


I’ve heard it in the chillest land – 

And on the strangest Sea –

Yet – never – in Extremity,

It asked a crumb – of me."


That brings us to Georgia and the runoff for Senate.  Two seats and quite possibly an opportunity to take the possession of the Senate by the Democratic Party.  


Democratic candidate Ralph Warnock is running against Republican Kelly Loeffler. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is campaigning against Republican David Perdue.   


So, just maybe, this time Hope is not enough.  It’s time to pay the crumb.


The runoff is January 5th.  Get involved.


Willing to – 

Write Postcards, man phone banks, work phone banks directly with candidate offices, contribute directly to Ossoff or Warnock or the Georgia Senatorial Campaign Committee, or support ongoing efforts to increase the civic participation of underrepresented and underserved communities of color in Georgi and elsewhere?  


Contact Indivisible Chicago now.  


We are “in Extremity.”  THANK YOU.



1 comment:

  1. I had already sent in a contribution when a local group of Dems made up primarily of Bernie supporters (progressives) got together to go to Georgia to canvass in person door-to-door with masks. They had connected to a Georgia group. I gave them some money for their expenses. They will return this week and plan to go again.