Hooray! Tomorrow is February 29th and once again we have the opportunity to celebrate National Lemming Day – that one day every four years when everyone gets to pretend to be a lemming, blindly follow each other, and leap off…the edge…of…a…jagged….cliff…..hmmm?
Hey, wait a minute! Maybe tomorrow should really be National Don’t Be a Lemming Day? As far as I can tell there are already a bunch of lemmings inhabiting this fair planet and our fine country. Perhaps, all of those lemmings actually need to spend one day (at least) thinking for themselves instead of blindly letting the sages, pundits, spin-doctors, politicos, squawking heads, zealots, and fear-mongers stoke the fires of hatred, distrust, fear, racism, sexism, ageism, and other evils of human intolerance. Here’s a weblink to one of my very first posts on this blog about fear-mongers, entitled: “All we have to fear is…the fear-mongers.”
Maybe, just maybe we can all simply get along on February 29th and use that one day as a stepping stone toward doing the same on March 1st, March 2nd, etc. Wouldn’t that be a grand feat? And wouldn’t this be a much finer world as a result? To quote Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover, “Let’s do it!”