Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls, Get Off Your Ass And Vote

November 22, 2015

Yesterday, I wrote about Donald Trump. He is a demagogue who seeks to bind us with hatred and fear in the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie. We must not let it happen.

Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls*

Get Off Your Ass And Vote

Troubled times.

Dangerous times.

Times when the demagogues slither forth

Spitting venom.

Birds flee.

The shore doesn’t look right.

The sea has withdrawn from its embrace

A storm of empty words shades the sun.

A tsunami of hatred and fear is approaching

We can run but we cannot hide.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls

It tolls for me and thee.

Get off your ass and vote!

 

*John Donne (1572-1631)

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”


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