Thursday, September 28, 2006

How Much Lower Will They Descend?

A friend of mine discovered that the outside of his office was vandalized last night. The vandals tore up political signs for Texas Democratic candidates, and overturned an arrangement of potted plants in front.

The arrangement was a memorial that was created in the honor and memory of my friend’s son, who died of cancer 6 years ago.

What a horrible and incredibly insensitive thing to do.

Who would do such a thing?

The vandalism and desecration was politically motivated, that is obvious. My friend is a local Democratic activist, who is serving, and has served in the past, in Democratic Party leadership positions. His wife is my friend also. She has written articles for the local press. I asked her how she was doing, and she said “It’s tough”.

Of that I am sure. It’s enough to lose your child. No one should have to bury their child. But then to have a symbol and celebration of his life desecrated by political thugs? I don’t think I could take it.

We have all seen lots of ugly things done by and for the opposition. But now our society’s very standards of decency have certainly been cast off by the opposition.

How much lower will they descend?

And who is next?

Don, Susan, you are both in my thoughts tonight as are Mark and Bryan.

1 comment:

a good friend said...

Nicely put, HE.