Today, two things happened that really gave me hope. The temperature rose to 70 degrees and I read Ralph Nader’s open letter to President Bush regarding hurricane Katrina, in which he said:

Recall your dramatic, nationally-televised choreographed assurance, standing near the French Quarter, that the federal government would take the lead in rebuilding New Orleans for its desperate residents and the return of those who fled. Get that videotape out and watch it, over six months of little action later. Maybe it will teach you something about the price that a destroyed area of America and its people are paying because you are expensively preoccupied being the Mayor of Baghdad.

My hope is that people like Ralph Nader and Kurt Vonnegut who have compassion for the common man and long to see human decency blossom in the first world, will finally get through to the majority and turn this blessed country around.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.