Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"If we amplify everything, we hear nothing." Jon Stewart

The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was hosted by comedians and TV personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert this past Saturday in Washington, D.C.  Stewart may have made one of the most profound statements of this election cycle when he declared, "If we amplify everything, we hear nothing."
 

There's been some whole bunch of amplifying going on this year, fo' sho'!  I'm a bit of a political geek and have been interested in and followed politics since I was a freshman in college . . . almost 40 years ago.  I don't recall a time when our political climate has been so characterized by both sides yelling at the top of their lungs.  I have never seen such anger and disregard for civility as we are now hearing from both sides of the aisle in congress.  Stewart is right.  It's time to turn it down a notch or two and I hope that the election today will mark the beginning of a season of more civil discourse in politics. 


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