Sunday, May 31, 2020

America’s Burning

Minneapolis, Washington, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta and many other US cities are in turmoil as riots explode over the murder of George Floyd.  President Trump is responding in his usual bellicose, bullying, thick-skinned style.  And through the chaos comes one voice of calm, Retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, who was the Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina – the 2005 Hurricane that destroyed New Orleans – and was in the hot seat the last time a US President considered shooting his own people.

The Retired General’s language is somewhat salty – but his advice – and his actions – are a lesson for leaders everywhere – and for America today.

It takes a little time to do difficult stuff.
It takes a little longer to do the impossible.