The Yellow Submarine
Come on little Nowhere Man, we’ll take you somewhere. Starr, Ringo (animated), “Yellow Submarine”
I made a few factual errors in the blog yesterday. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I don’t care a whit about being accurate. It is the truth we are seeking. The fact that Major Hassan is still alive, or perhaps had never been deployed before, is as irrelevant for us as the answer to the question of what really happened the day Jesus fed the 5,000. Not that I’m comparing this blog to the Bible. I would never be that violent.
But in a sense I am sorry this morning. I wrote a sentence yesterday that was unduly pessimistic when I said “We (and I meant as a species) ain’t goin’ nowhere." Sometimes it seems like that, but as Ringo Starr understood, sometimes even a Nowhere man can be taken somewhere. It is still probably too early to write off the future of all humanity, and I’m probably not the one in the best position to make that decision.
So forgive me for that moment of doubt. While we plod along, measuring out our life in coffee spoons, there are still some of our kind who have made progress. The rest of us can learn from them and, in the end, the logic of their humanity (boy there’s an ironic term)may well control our destiny. All may yet be well. We may be goin’ somewhere.