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Sun Jun 7, 2020, 01:04 PM

The tide has turned.

I use this expression deliberately.

My stepfather retired on the Gulf Coast. When I'd visit him, he'd suggest I take a walk on the beach... "before the tide turns."

See, when the tide turned, the beach would get littered with garbage, and a series of tarry, debris-defined lines... the stuff left there by the old tide, coming in and leaving the garbage.

Now the tide has turned. Float with it, or swim out to sea, or face the risk of being left on the beach like a desiccating jellyfish corpse.

Racism is not over.

Racists are forever.

But the system is changing.

And the tide has now, finally, turned.

somberly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 03:18 PM

1. The tide comes in. The tide goes out. . . . You can't explain that.

--according to Bill O'Reilly, noted non-scientist

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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:10 PM

2. I like your metaphor

The tide is going out for the status quo. The flotsam a jetsam and detritus lays bare on the sand for all to see once the cover of water no longer hides the pollution.

Itís a great comparison! If we donít clean it up the water will rise to hide it again.

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