In a March 1936 newspaper report in The Yorkshire Post of West Yorkshire, England,
Sir Austen Chamberlain was quoted as saying —
“It is not so long ago that a member of the Diplomatic Body in London, who had spent some years of his service in China, told me that there was a Chinese curse which took the form of saying, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ There is no doubt that the curse has fallen on us. We move from one crisis to another. We suffer one disturbance and shock after another.”
In fact, there is no record of any such curse existing in Chinese. But, regardless, there is no doubt that the curse has fallen on us as well.
All politics is local, and who we elect to represent us in local government matters. How we support inclusion and tolerance matters; how we promote sustainability locally matters; how we take action to protect our children matters; how we uphold democratic governance and encourage civic participation at all levels matters.
With that in mind, this Sunday please join The Croton Democrats and Barry Graubart, NYS Deputy Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action for an informative and lively discussion of what we can do locally to move the needle on common sense gun safety regulations.
Hope to see you Sunday, October 20th, 5-7pm, at The Green Growler, 4 Croton Point Ave.
Richard Masur, Chair Croton Democrats