Sunday, November 6, 2016

#311 / Youngspiration Versus The Big Yellow Taxi

An article in yesterday's New York Times documents the transformation of Yau Wai-Ching (pictured below) from a "Hong Kong Pencil Pusher to a Young Political Firebrand." The cartoon above, which appeared on the editorial page of yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle, seems to me to be an appropriate accompaniment to The Times' very worthwhile article on Yau Wai-Ching, and the "Youngspiration" movement in Hong Kong.

Democracy is in peril everywhere (and that includes right here in the United States of America).

Presuming that it's "over" on Tuesday, one way or another, and we have a winner in the presidential election, let's be really clear that it won't be "over" at all. 

We're going to need some "Youngspiration" ourselves, if we don't want to find ourselves doing one of those Joni Mitchell "Big Yellow Taxi" things, where our democracy is concerned: 

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got  
‘Til it's gone ...

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