Sunday, January 2, 2022

Let's Hope...

Myrna Loy asleep at midnight

...2022 is better than its predecessor. 

Daren't say it can't be worse; that's a fool's invitation to disaster.

For our part, we shared lunch and good conversation with some friends on New Year's Eve day, then did our usual that night...enjoyed When Harry Met Sally...

...watched the ball drop, sipped champagne and greeted the new year with a midnight kiss.

In spite of our pleasant beginning, in our current political environment, where corruption and incompetence rule the day, I can't say I'm hopeful for the coming year.

As a noted pundit recently remarked:

"Never in history has such a mediocre, self-important and ungracious generation owed so much yet expressed so little gratitude to its forebears."

    - Victor Davis Hanson

As he pointed out, they riot in the streets, pull down statues of men far more accomplished than they'll ever be, and shrilly obsess over "infrastructure".

But as they self-righteously condemn previous generations, where are their great achievements?

What accomplishments can they point to that compare with the Hoover Dam, completed in 1935?

Our interstate highway system constructed in the 1950's and 60's?

Putting a man on the moon in 1969 with less computing power than they carry around in their pocket today?

All of those amazing feats were accomplished when we were a meritocracy.

Now, devoid of notable achievements yet disdainful of the accomplishments of their moral, intellectual and spiritual superiors from generations past,  the current flock of twits in power are intent on reducing us to race based tribalism and quotas based on skin color.

Thankfully, even in these dark days as we witness the purposeful dismantling of the American way of life, we know God is still in control.

There will be challenges ahead; there always are.

May we face them with courage and fortitude.

Happy New Year, mcm fans...

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