Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The National Discussion

Being a language guy... or, at least,
a self-appointed language person,
I'd like to bring up a very positive
trend in the national discussion:

Good bye 3 G's.
Welcome back, 3 R's.


Guns, God and Gays are being rightfully
relegated to the rhetorical dustbin.

Religion, Race and Region is America
circa 2008. Not only that, but the 3 R's
aren't about the divisions among them;
rather, they concern the bridges between
them, the similarities across the board
in America. Unity rather than division.

And, of course, the a priori understanding
that 3 R's are counterintuitive. Just like
reading, (w)riting and 'rithmatic, religion,
race and region are very basic. Beyond
that, understanding these things is central
to becoming a productive society.

It is about time.


A post script:

Long live Russert.