“We’re born to die, but don’t know why or what it’s all about
And, the more we try to learn, the less we know.
Life’s a very funny proposition, you can bet,
And no one’s ever solved the problem properly, as yet;
Young for a day, then old and gray,
Like the rose that buds and blooms, and fades and falls away.
Losing health, to gain our wealth, as through this dream we tour;
Ev’rything’s a guess and nothing’s absolutely sure.
Battles exciting, and fates we’re fighting, until the curtain fall;
Life’s a very funny proposition, after all.” ~ George M. Cohan
The mind, as with life itself, is like a field. The more we work it the better it grows. There is perhaps no place on earth that illustrates this better than standing in the lush green of the Golan Heights and gazing on the arid deadness of unkempt land that is the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Sometimes we need to lift ourselves out of this world to see it more clearly. From here I was able to see and contrast four key turn-of-the-century men from the last century with their counterparts from the present:
Henry Ford > Jeff Bezos George M. Cohan > Robert De Niro Pope Leo Xlll > Pope Francis Teddy Roosevelt > Take Your Pick: (Clinton/Bush/Obama)
If by magic I were able to bring us all together into the same room and have you observe them each side by side, you would be shocked by the “Golan Contrast” without them having to utter a single word. In Bowie’s Modern Love he sang “there’s no sign of life, its just the power to charm.” History has recorded Roosevelt as the man’s man greater than life itself and will leave the memory of Barack Hussein Obama in the dust heap from which he sprang as nothing more than an empty snake charmer, and deceptive beta-male. What Roosevelt built up and united, Obama tore down and divided.
I want to explore this in greater detail, but first I’d like to give you the perfect inside look at the state of modern man that presents itself to us on the stage of actor/activist James Cromwell’s Facebook page on Friday. We had a little dust-up in Warwick over the Student Walk-Out you see. The drama involves a “has-been” movie star, a good mayor, a spineless mayor, Cultural Marxists masquerading as a community service organization, a wonderful police force caught in the middle, our local chapter of Oath Keepers, and our children the pawns. WARNING: Foul Language Alert ~ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2104139149818979&id=1699058156993749
Henry Ford was no saint, but Henry Ford was a great American. Henry Ford, like Teddy Roosevelt and George M. Cohan, wore the love of America on the very sleeve he rolled up to help make her the greatest and most prosperous nation on the face of the earth. Anyone unable to feel the awe of her greatness, majesty, and splendor in Cohan’s words and music…is unable to hear. Bezos and De Niro, by comparison, dated America, took from America, and then cheated on her to gain the world…which brings us to the question of morality.
I hope some of you younger folks might take the time today to study these great men from our past in a little more detail. There is a wonderful Netflix Ken Burns series on The Roosevelts I encourage all of you (Matt) to enjoy. Although Pope Leo Xlll was not an American, he was the Italian shepherd of the Faith for more than ten million Catholic Americans who wrote “Not only, in strict truth, was marriage instituted for the propagation of the human race, but also that the lives of husbands and wives might be made better and happier.” His present-day counterpart, author of the head-scratching Amoris Laetitia, is leading the flock that has now grown to 70.4 million off a cliff and into the fog of moral oblivion…announcing on the very week we celebrate our Lord & Savior’s sacrifice for the very salvation of our souls, that souls in the state of mortal sin do NOT go to Hell, but rather simply “disappear”.
The photograph above is the view from my bedroom window looking out on the very same sun rise through the exact same lens of stained glass that my Great, Great Grandfather saw it through so very many years ago. When you read the comments on the Cromwell Facebook page, you are actually glimpsing the soul condition of so many young men and women who have so tragically and perhaps unavoidably swallowed the pill of modernism. Most of the readers of my weekly post know the guaranteed antidote exists. What none of us know, is how many will be fortunate enough to find it and take it in time.
Warning to all parents ~ There is a Community 2000 and a Roger Moss in your neighborhood that comes bearing gifts. BEWARE!