Waning Influence

As you get older, you become acutely aware of how little time you have left to exert political influence. It can be very distressing. It helps to remember your vote almost never determines the election. Your website is not the only advocate for your point of view and there are hundreds of other people writing to media and blogs expressing roughly your point of view. When you die, the political climate will not suddenly change. On the other hand, it helps to remember an ocean without drops would be a desert. Every drop contributes just as much as any other. Your political action is for your time. As Stephen Gaskin put it You are this season’s people. If you blow it, its blown.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)