Thursday, November 03, 2005

History Will Tell

There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
Johann Kaspar Lavater

The flags flew at half-staff Wednesday for Rosa Parks.
The flags flew at half-staff for nine days for William Rehnquist.

Who will be better remembered in 50 years?
Whose actions were retrograde and whose actions were progressive?

Granted, Rosa Parks only did one thing (but it was a biggie)
and Rehnquist was a government official.

But it's an illuminating glimpse into their importance in the Administration's eyes.
P.S. Rehnquist's proclamation came out the day after he died; Parks', 5 days.
Jack (feeling snippy)


Blogger DAG said...

Rhenquist was a high ranking Government official. Parks was but a symbol of a movement. Yes it was brave, and she did the right thing standing u to racist laws...andyes, Parks will be remembered long after Rhenquist is forgotten...but Rosa was a symbol. Keep the perspective

I will blog on this all later tonight


11/03/2005 2:25 PM  

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