I know I’ve been silent for a while, but I have a good excuse… which I won’t tell you. Suffice to say that the end of the election has something to do with it.
Nevertheless, after a one of the happiest nights of hugging strangers that I’ve ever had, I was driving home and listening to some woman on NPR going on about what the Obama victory means for America. It went a little something like this:
“Never thought I’d live to see, etc… and this is a victory against bigotry. Against sarcasm. Against….uh… against atheism.”
I almost drove off the road. Leave alone the fact that that last comment doesn’t make a lick of sense politically (yeah, all us Sarah Palin-loving atheists!), but how exactly does your perception of reality become so twisted that you can possibly work waxing poetic against the evils of bigotry into the same speech that you smear non-belief and non-believers? Isn’t that a form of bigotry?
Anyway, I shouldn’t too hard on the woman: maybe, like so many others, words fail her in what is a tremendously emotional time.