The following text is one of my favorites because it speaks directly on how we as individuals and as a nation might live fully into our humanity. It comes from Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46 in the New Revised Standard Version which I copied from http://www.biblegateway.com. Take a minute and read these words … Continue reading More Lamentations of Greatness
Welcome to the last chapter of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire. In a sense, we have been moving toward this and it is realized with the election of the 45th President. We now move toward irrelevance in the world in a weird, cruel, and embarrassing denouement. I know it sounds strange, but … Continue reading Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…
Here’s some food for thought on the day that the Republican Administration will present its State of the Union Speech. I ran across this article on Huffington Post and you can find it here. Suffice it to say, it was disturbing but not surprising. The article states that 62 people own more wealth than the … Continue reading Food for thought
Independence Day? Epilogue Yesterday, I posted about the July 4th holiday. In my middle age, I have lost the naiveté of my youth and along with it some of my optimism. I lamented the hypocrisy of our celebrations of independence in that this “independence” should be counted as a political distinction and not an individual … Continue reading Independence Day? Epilogue
Independence Day? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” Thomas Jefferson - 1776 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land … Continue reading Independence Day?
“We live in a country that is more divided than ever. We live in an era of post-truth, where it seems that facts don’t matter as long as you get your slice of the pie. It is a pie that is hoarded by the moneyed elite that seeks to get even more of the pie … Continue reading Lamentations on “Greatness”
Schieße nicht! Ich kenne Geheimnisse! Or Don’t Shoot! I know Secrets! I joined the Army right out of high school, and my knowledge of the Army at that time consisted of what I had learned in history classes at Boyd County High School and the war movies I watched on TV. Oh, and there … Continue reading Tales of a Cold Warrior – Neurosis in the 70’s