How are you feeling these days? Are you depressed, weary, feeling lost, even hopeless? Are you feeling as if every other day you finch at the seemingly uncanny events erupting in Washington, DC? Perhaps you believe the mainstream media’s coverage of DC events beleaguers and distracts from a crusade to rid the country of “neo-liberal” political machinations designed not to help, but to dominate. Perhaps you are feeling that sometime in the future–certainly not now–that the country we call “land of the free” will feel that way again?
If you are feeling something—anything—take a look at a May 22 video by Robert Reich. Mr. Reich offers encouragement, admonition, challenge, information and clarification. You might agree or not. Let his words be a catalyst for you to form your own opinion and decide what you want to do about it.
If you agree, please do not take this as a feel good moment, to sit back, comfortable in your complacency. Take up the challenge to act in accordance with your current opinion.
If you do not agree, please do not just utter your usual epithets against those “others”. Rather, understand that Mr. Reich genuinely seeks Good for us all. That he, taking the phrase “We, the People” very seriously, asks us to think about how (if) we care for one another and how we might insure that our government does the same.
If you feel somethings…do somethings!
Robert Reich is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. If you find this video interesting, you might want to check out Professor Reich’s YouTube channel for frequent videos of this kind, posted under the name ResistancE is FertilE.