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Daniel R. Cobb: Apologia

To all people of color, to Latinos and African Americans, to the refugees fleeing war and persecution, to immigrants from around the world,

To Muslims and Jews, to those of the Baha’i faith, to Hindus and others unnamed,

To all women. To our wives, our daughters, our mothers and our sisters,

To the disabled, the elderly, the poor and disadvantaged,

To the countless instances of human rights violated and justice denied,

To Earth and those many future generations who will suffer profoundly as avoidable climate change unfolds and permanently overheats our planet. To the millions of species lost,

I am sorry. We failed.


Copyright 2016 Daniel R. Cobb

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5 comments on “Daniel R. Cobb: Apologia

  1. J Crockett
    November 10, 2016

    It’s the way I feel, also. So many of us now know we have to fight all of the issues and people we failed. Much harder work now, that is almost overwhelming is now the work of those who won’t have the advantages of the laws to help us. Thanks for this, Daniel.

    Liked by 3 people

    • daniel r. cobb
      January 11, 2017

      But we have with us the righteousness and stamina that comes with our conviction that we progressives, we liberals, are defending the sacred interests of humanity: equality, and liberty, and the sanctity of the Earth we all share. So if we chose to overcome, then we will. It will take work, perseverance, but we will overcome for one reason: Our cause is just.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. greenlawspiritonecom
    November 10, 2016

    Hopelessness is a privilege none of us can afford. Keep going, Daniel Cobb. Most of the voters in our country did not vote for Trump. See Rebecca Solnit’s entire book, “Hope in the Dark”.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. foodieaffairnetwork
    November 10, 2016

    Great piece.

    Liked by 4 people

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