Published January 12, 2022 by Nan Mykel
dianeravitch posted on Diane Ravitch’s blogWhy Are They So Angry…About Masks, Vaccines, CRT, Voting, and More?

Marty Levine used to write regularly for the Nonprofit Quarterly  you can read his words on the foregoing topic also at

He ends his article thusly:

Have we reached a point of no return? Have we reached a time when the curtain can no longer be lifted and the little man, the real Oz, be revealed?

The answer to these questions will come from those shouting the loudest about their loss of freedom. Only when they realize that they are being used can we return to the real work of fixing our broken nation. Will that moment come in 2022? I hope so, but maybe I am just hoping that there are enough Dorothys coming forward to tear the curtains away so we can return to a saner reality.


  • The loss of freedom is not so obvious that one can put one’s finger on it. It’s rather something subtle in the air, a scent, a blurred momentum.

    Most days, protected by our routines and sheltered among the great masses of human beings, we don’t notice anything awry. But when whatever we touch turns to split-ended hair, we know that the migraines are on the way, so that forgiveness will be impossible for us to summon up.


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