Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Maine Wire: Look both ways....

 The Maine Wire recently published this item of ours.  You can find it here.

We hope you read the entire item there; here are a few opening paragraphs to stimulate your interest:

We grow up being told to “look both ways before you cross the street.”  Whether we knew it at the time, that was an introduction to the axiom that choices have consequences. In this age, one with road rage, distracted driving and increased substance abuse, the advice is more timely than ever.
Now we find “community organizers” and Black Lives Matter activists wanting to rush headlong across “Dismantle The Police Avenue,” without looking both ways before stepping into traffic. The consequences of doing so can barely be imagined, and have yet to be discussed with any rigor; too much rage and emotion gets in the way of doing so.
In the late ’80s, I was taking off from Santa Ana/John Wayne Airport on a business business trip to the East Coast. I’m not the type to chat up seat-mates, but as we looked out the window on the steep climb-out, we began to discuss the ongoing community unrest in the area we saw below.