Hi Everyone,

I came across this opinion piece in the Guardian a few days ago. The author makes a great point about how easy it is to get wrapped up in day-to-day life and lose sight of (or ignore) bigger issues. She says she can now sympathize with the "good Germans" that looked the other way during the Holocaust:

"The Bush administration is by no means the Third Reich, but it produced
an extraordinary time that made extraordinary demands on US citizens,
demands that some of us rose to – and too many did not."

Regardless of your opinion the current Administration, the Iraq war or politics in general, it’s important for all of us to take a step back every once in a while and look at how our choices and actions fit into the larger political framework. I think this article is a good reminder that exercising our duties as citizens not only rides on what we do or don’t do but also on what we allow or don’t allow our government to do in our name.