In This Century, As Washington, DC Goes, So Goes the Nation

2017.05.01 #DConStrike Protest Washington, DC USA 4352
2017.05.01 #DConStrike Protest Washington, DC USA 4352 (View on Flickr.com)
In the 20th Century, they used to say another State set the country’s social agenda.

As far as I’m concerned, though, in this century it’s “As Washington, DC Goes, so Goes the Nation.”

Why?

An original obeygiant poster now visible in new dietstartsmonday__ - image from my archives from 2008 on the left, of a much less healthy 14thandu | ❤️🌎 #instadc #DC #History #wherewecamefrom PS love the #allgender bathrooms inside
An original @obeygiant poster now visible in new dietstartsmonday__ – image from my archives from 2008 on the left, of a much less healthy @14thandu | ❤️🌎 #instadc #DC #History #wherewecamefrom PS love the #allgender bathrooms inside (View on Flickr.com)

From human rights to livability, Washington, DC, the actual city-not-yet-a-State (@DCStateHood51), is nation leading in innovation and future-thinking, in a place with less to work with than most. Innovation always happens in the out of the way places.

I have probably walked over 1,000 miles in Washington, DC (see the record here), and I never tire of it. It’s a place with insatiable curiosity about the conditions that create a loving world for all, and the best laboratory for that creation.

The photographs below are ones I took in just the last 7 days in our nation’s capital.

A colleague recently asked me, “Is there a protest in DC every day?” I hesitated before offering answer and then I realized why. What I see is the future being born 🙂 .

Enjoy.

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