Friday, January 22, 2021

A New Day?

"A New Day in America." So blared the headline on the CNN screen during the new president's inauguration (CNN long ago decided to dispense with any pretense to impartiality). Whatever your political, and more importantly, religious bent may be (and if you're reading this it is likely that you at least call yourself a Christian), it is undeniable that it is indeed a "new day" in America. Unfortunately, it is a very dark day in America. Why? Let us review some of the changes that the current administration has brought in its wings.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

A New Year, Same Old Nonsense!

One of the movies that I find most interesting and poignant is “The Patriot” starting Mel Gibson. Although the historicity of the movie has been questioned, it is a fair portrayal, in general, of some of the issues that took place during the American Revolution. At the end of the movie, when the colonists are about to defeat the royal forces at the battle of Yorktown, the actor that portrays Lord Cornwallis utters a phrase that could describe all that is going on around us today: “how has it come to this”? The thought that, again in the actor’s words, a “rabble” could have defeated the mightiest military in the world at the time was unthinkable.