Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Small Moves, Ellie

Every Wednesday, a group of citizens gathers at the corner of Sunset and Park in Rocklin, Placer County, Ca -- congressional district of the infamous John Doolittle.

This is such a red county that I would not be surprised if Doolittle were returned to Congress in November, despite everything.

And yet, these people persist. It's easy to get caught up in some grand and great swell of discontent, to join with hundreds, even thousands of fellow travelers in saying No! to evil.

But I think these are the braver people. The ones who come out in small numbers on a hot, hot day in red, red south Placer County to endure slurs and cat-calls and disdain and hold a sign and a flag and stand opposed to insanity and corruption.

And you know something? In the short time I was there to take these pictures, a surprising number of people slowed down in their cars to express their support, surprise, and gratitude.

1 comment:

Betty Cracker said...

I agree -- it's a lot braver to stand up to evil without vast numbers to reinforce the rightness of your convictions. But I hope more and more people will join them -- figuratively if not literally.