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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Astonishment of Now

Your Musical Patriot has been fairly astonished, and terrified in as dignified a way as possible in recent days, as scuffles erupt at Trump rallies, and a ludicrous American Republican Party Presidential contest unfolds.

There is so much to comment on, so much which can be said, one feels temporarily throttled.  And I do want to be as thoughtful as possible about what is clearly a difficult situation.

I have been reading a wide variety of online literature in an attempt to fathom, first, what is happening, and second, why the malaise is with us.

Speaking of malaise, this situation makes Jimmy Carter's "malaise" speech look tepid.  Interestingly, Pres. Carter never used the word "malaise" in that fine 1979 speech from the White House.

Jimmy Carter comes increasingly to look like the best person to inhabit the Oval Office in anyone's memory.  FDR was more clever and adept politically, and got more done.  But Carter was smart and had integrity.  His major downfall was his policy of deregulating industries which shouldn't have been deregulated.

Returning to the present time:  America is lurching headlong into the future, no longer so sure of its place in the world or in history.  (One can mention that even to this day, the U.S. has never apologized for the Viet-Nam War, for example.)

So, this post has been rather unusually rambling.  Trying to be fair to all that is now has made for the ambling or rambling nature of this post.

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