Monday, January 30, 2012

Dems and Pubs and Creativity

Someone I am related to once said to me about gay marriage, “It just ain’t right.”

He eventually got over it.

He is a Republican.

But that’s not my point, sort of.

Things change, is my bigger point. And all that change comes from creativity.

What is so striking to me is when a gaggle of good Americans sits down to watch the Superbowl this weekend, they will feel as if everything is right in the world, that this game has always been and always will be, that this “Just is right.”

But football was invented.

The commercials are truly creative.

The mistaken exposed nipple incident inspired much creativity.

Everything comes up and is new.

If you are a Democrat, you often go with that flow. If you are a Republican, it lights up your fear center and you are terrified. They’ve done map brain studies.

It is hard to face what is new. It ultimately means that all that you know will expire. Nothing “is right.” It emerges, it changes, it falls down, it is replaced.

Some forms of government and religion have had some staying power. But these, too, will continue to change.

And there is nothing you can do to turn back the clock. And if you do succeed in turning back the clock, it will not last long.

The Constitution was just the beginning. Then there were amendments. There will be more. And maybe one day, a redo.

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