It’s a simple word. But it means different things to different people. To me, “change” sort of implies something is different.
“Change” is powerful. It can alter the course of history. It could even turn a television show on its ear if given the chance.
Did you ever watch the Dukes of Hazzard? What a great show, huh? I remember one of the big discussions at school back in the day was over who was a better driver–Bo Duke or Luke Duke? If you remember, Bo drove most of the time. Every now and then Luke drove, but it was mostly Bo.
I was a big Luke Duke fan back in the day. I loved it when he drove. But was that really change?
They were still in the General Lee. It was still orange with an “01” on the side and a Confederate flag on the hood. Roscoe was still chasing them around Hazzard County. Daisy still wore short shorts. The General still couldn’t be damaged no matter how high they jumped.
Most importantly, Boss Hogg was still trying to swindle the good people of Hazzard and put the fruits of their labor into his own pocket, and the people of Hazzard kept on electing him.
You know, basically the same damn episode they showed the week before.
Change would have been Enos and Cletus patrolling the streets on Segways.
Change would have been Uncle Jessie cooking meth in the barn instead of making moonshine.
Change would have been Cooter getting elected to Congress.
Change would have been the Boar’s Nest becoming an after-hours dance club.
Change would have been something, you know…DIFFERENT.
But from where I’m sitting, it looks like Boss Hogg and his cronies still have their hands in the cookie jar. Â So why do the good people of Hazzard keep electing them?