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Letter: Time to wake up

The laughing “candy” historians encouraged by a disgruntled elite should be pushed aside. From the “bookends” of the dust bowl and the disintegration of Europe and Asia to the mushroom cloud of the Atomic Age … the interim is Franklin Roosevelt’s legacy.

In regard to the new president: Make mistakes, but admit them and change tactics. You wonder why Roosevelt was so elusive? He didn’t telegraph his ideas and then could make up his own mind as the circumstances changed.

Mistakes were moot because they were corrected as they happened. He was so adept at this that the world became an extension of his own mind. The world was as he made it for that time and for the next generation, and now it is our turn to continue “making the world.” This was hinted at almost 60 years ago when JFK referred to the “New Frontier.”

Wake up, boomers. Trump and Hillary. Bill, George and Barack have all been asleep.

So how do we collectively emulate success in this New Frontier? By not telegraphing the weak or sporadic. It’s noise. Work in unison, outside forces aside, beyond the defensive, into a creative mode. It is intended for our short time on earth.

Keep that in mind. And keep this in mind: With Donald we don’t know whether he’s looking in the rear view mirror or out the windshield; with Hillary we don’t know whether she’s even driving.

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction

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