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It Is Up To You To See Past The Facade

Here is a picture I took at a recent lunch for Houston-area political bloggers put on by Metro.

Metro is our local mass transit agency.

Metro was engaged in public relations when it put on the lunch.

There is nothing wrong with this fact. Metro has critics and should be able to respond.

I felt that Metro said some truthful and useful things at this lunch.

Though I’m sure they also left some of the bad stuff out.

But, of course, we know that so much of what we are told in life is a facade.

Above is a facade in plain view.

It is up to each of us to sift through the things we are told each day.

I can’t stress it enough—We  as individuals are responsible for seeing things as they are, for our using imaginations to help us connect Point A to Point B, and for our decision to work for liberal and progressive causes.

We as individuals are responsible for making the decision to work with others for a more fair and decent society.

It is not nearly enough just to gripe.

You can attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family,  start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor,  volunteer for candidates and causes you value, and even run for office yourself.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

February 28, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. I have more than my fair share of issues with Metro.

    But in this time of slashing domestic local, state, and federal budgets for infrastructure, mass transit, and anything that might benefit the masses, I’m glad that metro is taking some initiative and getting their side out there.

    Mass transit is not a liberal conspiracy.


    Comment by Katydidknot | February 28, 2011

  2. It does seem that much of the criticism of Metro is reflexive.

    Thanks for your ongoing comments here.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 28, 2011

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