To take stock of the state of affairs in our communities. With continuing low voter turnout and high levels of dissonance between elected officials and citizens, we need to find better ways of fostering and sustaining community spirit — all year long, year after year. Without it we are blown hither and thither by the political winds and short-term whims. But it is real. Let us all use his ignorant histrionics as a glaring example of the antithesis of what we need in political leadership, human decency and community spirit. He has shone a gaudy, loud, ugly light on a political path that we have been following for much too long — partisan, acrimonious, divisive, discordant, holier-than-thou politicians marching to the drumbeat of autocrat rule.
Straight but NOT narrow!?
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History[ edit ] Bronze razor with handle from Ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom - BC Various forms of razors were used throughout history, which are different in appearance but similar in use to modern straight razors. In prehistoric times clam shells, shark's teeth, and flint were sharpened and used to shave with. Drawings of such blades were found in prehistoric caves. Some tribes still use blades made of flint to this day. Excavations in Egypt have unearthed solid gold and copper razors in tombs dating back to the 4th millennium BC.
Straight But Not Narrow
The discipline of the subculture came from a mix of leftist radicalism and conservative influences. Straight edge sentiments can also be found in the song "Keep it Clean" by English punk band The Vibrators , and the s Modern Lovers song "I'm Straight" which rejected drug use. In the early stages of this subculture's history, concerts often consisted of both punk bands and straight edge bands. Circumstances soon changed and the early s would eventually be viewed as the time "before the two scenes separated". Bent edge Bent edge began as a counter-movement to straight edge by members of the Washington, D.