Crows while curious about glints in the grass, are not fooled.
Young crows may act, well, young, & appear to focus on shiny items,
but mature crows know what’s what.
When I heard a passing biker say
“this is no time to focus on shiny objects,”
it reminded me to focus: support wisdom,
give $ to them’s that’ll slow the hand of the unwise;
get the voters to the polls, be brave, speak truth to power.
Be like the crows.
The shiny object gambit is used by Trump. His tweet storms distract us from his outrageous acts. But I think the American people are too smart to stay numbed and distracted. Our press is not fake but it has been too gullible. We’ve got to be laser-like. For instance, each time Trump attacks a bedrock environmental protection, that attack needs countering in the courts, in Congress, and beyond. (See EDF.org and NRDC.org: every 8 days the latter sues the Administration, thereby at least staying his destructive power.)