Yesterday, there was a big funeral for Rep. John Lewis, with three former presidents flying in to Atlanta to be at the funeral, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
That’s as it should be for the civil rights icon who was deserving of the recognition.
But not everyone has that ability because of the various virus regulations, as a person who had just flown in for the funeral of his own father observed.
It’s one of the more horrible aspects of the pandemic rules and the arbitrariness of it is galling.
But for some reason this local ABC reporter Wendell Edwards thought it was some kind of attack on Lewis.
Then Edwards went over the slide.
Wow. Literally “some people are more equal than others.” How Orwellian. People should be accorded rights on the basis of “importance” as judged by those in power. So because his father was “not John Lewis,” basically who cares if his family is able accord him the respect they would like to give him? All lives are precious and worthy. One of the reasons America is great is because of equality under the law, a principle for which John Lewis fought.
Unfortunately, there are many others like Brink who have had to suffer the same problem and he got 70,000 people liking his tweet.