Monday, September 05, 2005

Beyond Snark

Most of us have no emotional response left. We watched in horror as the planes hit the Twin Towers. We watched in disbelief as our Country was dragged into an immoral War. We watched with consternation as the War took the lives of Iraqi children like a reaper on a rampage (and, yes, our own children too). What do we have left in watching the devastation that is NOLA and the Gulf Coast? Nothing, that's what.

Its not that we got something wrong when it comes to children, we've got everything wrong. From health care to education, from child care to jobs, we are in deep trouble. We need strong leaders. We've been dealt wimps. Game. Match. Set.

History will deal us another hand soon. God forbid his name is not Josef, Benito or Adolph.


Recidivist said...

If this doen't waken the silent majority, then God only knows what will.

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mark from ireland said...

Doc please

Turn on Word Verification in Blogger Settings/Comments to stop this disgusting spam.

Other than that - hang in there.

Dr. C said...

I activated Word Verification Mark. Thanks for the tip. Yes, spam was driving me crazy.

mark from ireland said...

You're welcome :-)

Sometimes I turn to Kipling

… …

Our world has passed away
In wantonness o'erthrown.
There is nothing left to-day
But steel and fire and stone.

Though all we knew depart,
The old commandments stand:
"In courage keep your heart,
In strength lift up your hand."

Once more we hear the word
That sickened earth of old:
"No law except the sword
Unsheathed and uncontrolled,"
Once more it knits mankind,
Once more the nations go
To meet and break and bind
A crazed and driven foe.

Comfort, content, delight --
The ages' slow-bought gain --
They shrivelled in a night,
Only ourselves remain
To face the naked days
In silent fortitude,
Through perils and dismays
Renewd and re-renewed.

Though all we made depart,
The old commandments stand:
"In patience keep your heart,
In strength lift up your hand."

… …

Dr. C said...

But he is also the one who said:

Gold is for the mistress - silver for the maid
Copper for the craftsman cunning in his trade.
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall
But steel - cold steel is master of them all.

But, you have a point

mark from ireland said...

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He's a somewhat irritated doctor in Washington I think you might like to check it out.

TTFN & Nils desperandum