Harris Saves the USA? —DeWese
For instance, take famine. If I had my way, and there is a single child hungry anywhere on this planet, then the politicians throughout the world won’t get to eat or drink. I guess this one has to start somewhere, since I have absolutely no clout in Washington or at the U.N. headquarters.
I’ll start in my county and will find a way to feed 25 hungry people daily. I’ll bet the Salvation Army can give me some advice about how to accomplish this. And, I’m not just talking about money; I’m talking about me cooking, serving or delivering the food.
Where you find famine, you usually find hostilities, ranging from “strained relations” to war. I can’t think of one problem that war has solved in my lifetime. When I was a child, I used to think all politicians should have to fight, and then we could save all that money we spend on the military. They conceived all the conditions that lead to war, so let them fight the damn thing.
This means, of course, that my role is e-mailing my representatives in Washington, DC, to work for peace. I can honk for peace whenever I pass the guy on our courthouse square who holds the sign that says “Honk for Peace.” Or better yet, do I dare...do I offer to make him a better sign? Or, I could volunteer to hold the sign for an hour. Maybe that’s how peace has to catch on.
“Battling” the Print Buyer
OK. Now, I’ve got to stick some stuff in here about printing so Attila the Editor will publish this column.
Meanwhile, I will continue the battle against print buyers who just buy on price. Whoops, I can’t use the word “battle” any more. I should have said, “I will continue the effort to persuade print buyers that the most profitable relationships for their companies are based on the right mix of price, quality and service.”