Thursday, September 25, 2008

November's Topic: Politics

As many of you know, this month's (Oct/first of Nov) theme is Politics. We all submitted our suggestions for politically themed books- some where spot on with today's politics and others were light political satires and some of the others were very historical in nature. As we all know satire is a great political catalyst. So perhaps there will be some solid substance in our light book for the month: Hollywood goes to Washington by Michael Coyne.

What I do have to say, is that this is a very pivotal time in our countries history. This election is one fraught with historical markers and forks in the road both on the international and national front for our nation. Whether we like to admit it or not, the world is watching and waiting. Watching to see how we will vote and what we will do to earn our 'right' in the political arena. Waiting to see if we will take action and do what is necessary to put our own house in order- or will we continue to try to clean every other house that we think is not in order?

So while, this month's book is somewhat light in comparison to what is going on around us, let us not forget the gravity of where we are as a nation and as a society. I know that many are "over it"- they are tired of hearing the rhetoric, the talk of the pivotal nature of this years election, the glass breaking that has occurred, the economy, the gas shortage, the housing crisis, the closing of plants and lost jobs. In addition to dealing with the daily dramas of life, job and home. It can be exhausting and frustrating. But it's reality and it's the reality of our society and our country after so many years of negligence- and both parties are responsible to a certain degree. One can only hope that the "over it" concept forces us all into action.