Long run, long train of thought. But suffice it to day I got frustrated as I went in a mental loop about values and the way we think of and talk about national goals and how to pay for the programs that will help us reach those goals. I got depressed for a minute realizing how far we’ve come since those immortal words were spoken, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” I was running along, angry, thinking, nobody gives a shit about anything but themselves anymore. And we GLORIFY selfishness and consumption. We can’t talk to the middle class in Sandy Springs or anywhere else about paying a commensurate share towards group goals like investment in basic science, universal health care, community green space. All people want is to wear the same clothes as Paris Hilton. Damn Paris Hilton. I thought as I ran.
Then I thought, well, can you blame her? Who am I to judge? Maybe I would do the same thing with my money and influence. Would we really choose any differently?
Then I thought, YES! Yes, we would choose differently. We DO IN FACT choose differently! The problem is, no one is glorifying the real heroes anymore. We glorify superficial appearance, not real beauty. We glorify materialism, not courage. We glorify thinness and wealth. We should glorify persistence and commitment.
That’s when it hit me. We have truly glorious people in our very midst. About time we glorify the truly glorious.
So, I am unveiling a new project. Not exactly a Project for a New American Century, but not bad for a Monday night. My new project will be a blog with exciting news and sightings of the TRULY glorious. It will be called…….Page-arazzi.
And here’s the first installment.
New It-Thing Page Gleason was sighted Sunday afternoon at Six Flags Over Georgia. In typical tireless fashion, she was participating in a day of teambuilding for the Young Democrats of Atlanta. That's so HOT. While her publicist couldn’t be reached for comments, bystanders reported that she “totally loved [the new roller-coaster] Goliath.” From reports, she was wearing a Young Democrats of Atlanta t-shirt ($15.00, available on the YDAtl website), a Blog for Democracy button with the cryptic inscription “ITMFA” (the MySpace universe is atwitter with possible meanings – but who cares what it means?? If Page is wearing it, you KNOW you have to have one. Adding to the cool factor, they are NOT available for purchase online, at least not that our crack editing staff could find. You must attend an event where Page is and purchase one – nominal donation to a great cause.) She was also sporting a “TJ Copeland” political button (TJ, of course, being another cool drink of water from hot hot hot District 65 in south Fulton. Check him out here.) Asked about her shorts, Ms. Gleason smiled mysteriously and said, “they’re vintage.”
Check back often for more news of Page’s tireless service to progressive causes! Coming soon: pix and tips on where to go if you want to run into Page. Page is the Rage! Party on, girlfriend. The Democratic Party, that is.