We live in historic times. We are witnessing it. We are constantly told that. We sense it. We somehow “feel” it. Whether we believe ourselves to be “political” people, we are nonetheless drawn into politics by the mere fact of our existence within a society which involves political decisions, political input, political opinions and political circumstances.
History forces us to engage in politics; history-in-the-making demands our choosing of sides; and history as currently lived requires our attention. But what about my own personal circumstances, you ponder — who takes note of that? Why are the untold histories of countless thousands not important, irrelevant, and unnoticed?
That is the frustration of all: Of the untold history, the silent majority (unconnected to the popular movement of the late 60s and early 70s); the footnotes in historical compendiums which no one ever reads.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition which will require filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the untold history is the one which should be taken care of as a priority, despite the public history which so dominates the consciousness of the public.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire