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A political thread -- sorry -- but one of hope and inspiration.
This is a follow-on from Mountains' thread about the last day of sanity. But I am pleased to notice that sanity hasn't been driven extinct (despite mighty efforts) but is spontaneously manifesting in hopeful ways in a variety of places.
Here are two:
Airport officials facilitate protests
This is actually a story about many different protests of the Muslim ban, but I noticed partway down the snippets about various officials going out of their way to make sure protests were facilitated. I work in facilities management, and I can tell you that this is quite astonishing. The LAST thing you want is a disruption boisterously clogging your facility. But a variety of folks at different airports shifted things on the fly to allow protesters to have their voices heard. Really remarkable. And heroically sane.
Starbucks pledges to hire refugees
Our new and cheerful government may want to slam the door on desperate war-ravaged homeless refugees, but Starbucks will take them in. Maybe the cultural leaders we'd like to see emerge to triumph over the new scourge aren't musicians after all; maybe they're wealthy business executives this time. Who'd've thought?
As you notice other little hidden pockets with manifestations of sanity, post them here.