On a recent Saturday, on opposite corners at Oceanview and Honolulu in Montrose, diametrically opposed perceptions faced each other waving their placards hoping to entice those passing by into the labyrinth of their perspective political ideologies. As I observed, I thought of the words of Anais Nin, "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
On the northwest corner individuals waved signs that read: "War is never the answer, and Thou shall not kill." As cars approached they became more animated and fueled with the passions of their beliefs in their quest for attention. I thought of a quote from H.L. Mencken, "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face to rule it."
On the southeast corner of the street, a young woman and her son stood in silence, holding signs that simply read, "Support our troops!"