Thursday, October 15, 2020

A Light Ahead

I know it's difficult for so many of us to feel hope in this moment, which seems so incomprehensibly dark.  We are a nation deeply wounded from a liberated virus.  We're struggling with systemic racism.  And we've endured lashing mental abuse, time and again, from the president of the United States.  But it is not a darker moment than what Ike saw when he looked across the English Channel on June 6, 1944 at the continent of Europe, dominated by the Nazis.

So I see a light ahead.  Just days away, a unified and electrified coalition of Americans, coming together like our country did in World War II, standing united to send a message that will be heard around the world to all those who look with expectant hope to the America that led the crusade more than half a century ago: That America has not succumbed to a demagogue and would-be autocrat.  That we have overcome.  And that Donald J. Trump is not who we are.

In just a short time, America will go from its darkest hour to its finest hour.

-- Democratic strategist James Carville, "A Crusade for Something Noble",, 15 October 2020

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