Bill Moyers quoting Tony Kushner: "There are moments in history when the fabric of everyday life unravels, and there is this unstable dynamism that allows for incredible social change in short periods of time. People and the world they're living in can be utterly transformed, either for the good or the bad, or some mixture of the two." In this essay by Moyers, he's cautiously hopeful now is a time for positive change toward more democracy for America. It's a great piece of writing. [via Metafilter] It reminds me of a song I was thinking about earlier today. Democracy by Leonard Cohen. Goes like this:
It's coming from the sorrow on the street
The holy places where the races meet
From the homicidal bitchin'
That goes down in every kitchen
To determine who will serve and who will eat
From the wells of disappointment
Where the women kneel to pray
For the grace of God in the desert here
And the desert far away
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
All of the lyrics. But the point is, check out the Moyers article. It's inspiring.