>> Sunday, February 19, 2017
Many years ago I mentioned we do Dr Seuss is our house.
Dr Seuss isn't just about children's easy readers. In each story he gives a clear and concise message. Whether it is about differing perspectives 500 hats of Barthomew Cubbins, vanity Gertrude McFuzz, appreciation Solla Sollew, racism Sneetches. There is quite often an underlying positive message that remind us all about how great we are, the fantastic things we can achieve and taking the opportunities to do them.
But he was also a political cartoonist. He won a Pulitzer for his anti-fascist cartoons of the 1940's. His cartoons railed against racism and anti-Semitism
Trump is again isolating America. The troubles are not currently the same in Europe but the hallmarks are all there for a crisis, when Europe finally turns fully against the refugees still pouring in, when all the gates close and people run out of sympathy.
Britain never really had any sympathy for the recent refugees pouring into Europe, Germany is on the turn, Greece will not be able to afford to continue at the rate it currently is. And America is closed.
The next generation will ask us "how could you have stood by and watch such suffering", I'm not sure I will know how to answer.
I'm not sure I know how to even begin to make a difference any more, but I do know:
"UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."