Any way, this comment was taken completely the opposite of what I intended. And the childish and obnoxious responses it generated have reminded me why there are only a few people from high school I wish to be in contact with. Ever.
And I am correspondingly furious. But, like all things, it will pass. I am being the change.
The comment in question:
I concur with D-(other high school classmate). McCain's speech was gracefully done and exactly what his supporters needed to hear.
What I cannot condone are the people who refuse to support Obama - such as those who chose to interrupt McCain's speech - very discourteously too. It is childish behavior to sulk and whine and make disparaging comments because one does not always get what one wants. Though disappointed, a Real American will support the person elected, because that is what we do and the power of our democracy.
What makes Obama great is his ability to galvanize people. Just think how many people have been moved to action during this election, Democratic or Republican! just think of the great things we can accomplish if we approach our problems with passion and dedication!
Be the change you wish to see in this world.
We, and I mean all of us Americans, can.
I guess Gandhi and his non-violent ways just can't get any respect.