Hard as it is to believe, the polarization of America, which is in evidence today with various reactions to Tuesday’s election, isn’t that new. Back in the mid-’60s, the government raised the postage from 5 to 6 cents, meaning we replaced George Washington with Franklin Roosevelt. Though I was but a wee 10-year-old, I remember tales of the insistent swearing of a relative who refused to have his tongue touch Franklin Roosevelt. And so he stopped sending mail.
“What am I supposed to think? ” my youngest (adult) son said to me in an e-mail today, after watching and listening to all the post-election rantings.
“It means that somewhere between everything you hear, is real life,” I responded. “No matter what people tell you to think, keep working hard, do the best you can, do what you think is right, and everything else will take care of itself. If this country can survive new Coke, it can survive whatever good or bad anyone can throw at it.”
It’s a big world…
And that’s today’s conversation on The Current with Mary Lucia.