When fools and dolts and idiots abound,
When wisdom’s scarce and reasoning’s unsound
(When is that not? Such folly’s ever been!)
Then take a breath and look around again,
For with a kinder eye you’ll also see
Compassion, care and generosity;
You’ll find some earnest, thoughtful folks who try
To ferret out the truth, expose the lie,
And grope their way to a commanding height
From where they gain a visionary sight.
Stand by their side to share their clearer view
Then hope returns, faith rises up anew.
Where do you look for such a crew? Oh, yes:
Bill Moyers Journal, Fridays, PBS.