I attended the www.moveon.org meeting last Sunday, and via teleconference, we hooked up apparently with over 1500 of the same type meetings being held all around the country (US of A). Two things struck me about our local group: I asked if any of the 20 or so people present were bloggers? Nope. And when we were discussing the possible issues for consideration, the silence was stunning, or should I say stunned was the response I perceived, when I asked what they thought about decriminalizing drugs. I was reminded of the play, The Persecution and Assassination of Jean Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates at the Asylum at Charenton, wherein Marat describes why all revolutions ultimately fail, everyone wants to hold onto at least one thing. That's us in a nutshell. People are incredibly afraid of losing what they have. And if I were really good at probing into things psychological I probably could discover of what it is that we are really afraid. Coulf it be the fear that we will be discovered cowering in the shadow of ourselves that was left from 9/11? Or is it the fear that we are going to lose the wonderful sense of gluttonous satisfaction we derive from simply being better than everyone else? Or maybe it's the fear that in order to make the world better we will have to do more that share?
Well, whatever it is, it can't be more ironic than the situation that christians are in as they condemn science while welcoming DNA profiling.