We definitely have a cadence over here. You need one in order to stay sane. Yesterday’s news of losing Floyd Cardoz to Coronavirus really rattled me. It was the first thing I saw when I woke up yesterday. Keeping positive is important and yesterday was not that kind of day.
Evening activities are sometimes walking before dinner but yesterday I couldn’t. Cocktails are at 6, dinner afterward and then a film. Last night we watched Crip Camp. An excellent documentary about a 60’s summer camp for disabled people who grow up and become the voice for equality.
The movie is inspiring. This group of people became the voice for many who did not have one. They mobilized and as a group was able to make their needs heard. That is why we have lobbyists to be the voice in our Government so that a group of people gets a seat at the table. The restaurant industry is realizing that they need one as so many people are now unemployed with rents hanging over the owner’s heads. It is how our country works whether you like it or not.
This movement began in the 60’s and took until the first Bush administration to finally force companies to obey the laws put forth from earlier administrations. It was a long road. Even then the Republicans didn’t give a shit about these people because their attitude was that there were not that many of them so it wasn’t worth the cost. Just like today, why lockdown when only some people will die?
Republicans care about themselves and want no Government interference and to keep what they have in their own pockets. Democrats care more about their fellow man and have empathy towards others who do not have the means. That is a broad statement but when you start watching documentaries from the past, we quickly forget that this type of behavior has been going on forever. It has made people lose faith in Government. I read a line in a book this week that said, all Government is bad but somehow it is not as bad when it is the Democrats.
Highly recommend this movie. It will stick with me for a very long time. FYI – this movie was produced by Michelle and Barack Obama. I am looking forward to seeing their voices make perhaps a bigger impact post-WH in the years to come.