|Originally posted by sourmash:|
Sounds like a great message and good times, but I bailed immediately at Roosevelt. BTW, the only reason I'm not keeping my normal travel routine is the place I go are locking down. *sigh*
I might have bailed also, except that a few years back I was in DC and got a chance to go through the various memorials there. One was the FDR memorial. I had always had the impression that FDR was some kind of radical socialist, left wing nut case. And he did certainly do some things that were not my idea of the way to do things. I even subscribe to the notion that many of the things FDR did to get us out of the Depression actually hurt the country and extended the depression.
However, when you go through the memorial for him, you see the comments he made over his life time in politics. And they did not correspond with my impressions and my beliefs about where he was politically. He may have done a lot of things wrong, but he was no communist or socialist. At least not if you judge him by his quotations.
And the particular quote used "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." Is great and is a very thoughtful way to approach our current crisis. Our fears can rule us, or we can look at things objectively and react accordingly. We can get through this. And we will get through this. We need to turn away from those who would use that fear to their own political ends. Let us as a country stand together in fighting this virus and those who would use it against us.
And thank you for the video.