Tilting at Windmills – Timshel

American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Quixo-panza.jpg Don Quixote, his horse Rocinante and his squire Sancho Panza after an unsuccessful attack on a windmill. By Gustave Doré.

With the recent setbacks such as Obama getting his Trade Promotion Authority (fast tracking) and yesterday’s passage of the U.S. A. “Freedom” Act, one can’t help but feel we’re tilting at windmills out here in blogger land. Some would say (and have repeatedly said) that we’re fighting an enemy that doesn’t exist. One that we have created ourselves out of targets we can’t possibly understand. That we fear the future and wish to return to a simpler, more romantic period that we have idealized because we simply can’t adapt to the world as it is now.

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