No blog today, just a couple of questions:
If Paul Revere tweeted “The British are coming,” would anyone have paid attention?
If George Washington set up a fan page on Facebook, would any of his soldiers at Valley Forge have friended him?
If Thomas Jefferson blogged the Declaration of Independence, would it even have been read?
Yet we think Twitter, Facebook and blogging are the best way to get the word out. Think about that. These men lived face to face, not behind the screen like me, and you…
I think Ben Franklin, though, would have been a great and popular radio talk show host. What do you think he might have said about this current world?
And here’s a thought:
Washington bucked the trend. We know “he could not tell a lie” and he lived to a ripe old age.
(And what would we give now for a politician who could not tell a lie)? The problem is most politicians know better.
The trend is Honest Abe. They shot him. That is what honesty gets, and especially might get in these volatile days. That trend started… oh… some two thousand years ago. Of course, they crucified him. Bravo to anyone who knows the trend and defies it by being honest, regardless.
Just a passing thought…