REPOSTED 4/17/22: FROM EASTER SUNDAY, 2013.
A Victorian musical masterpiece as simple, dramatic and moving as its majestic 2100 year old source. This particular performance is all the more touching for the sincere catch in Stanford Olsen’s fine tenor voice as this great Easter hymn approaches its climactic, heart-clutching moment:
“And once again the scene was changed,
New earth there seemed to be.
I saw the Holy City beside the tideless sea.
The light of God was on its streets, the gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter, and no one was denied!
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day:
It was the new Jerusalem that would not pass away!
It was the new Jerusalem that would not pass away!”
Easter morning, 2013, as if on cue, the first daffodils open…
If a larger lesson for all faiths is to be drawn from an observance of Easter, it is contained in these words of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this [collectivist tyranny] has happened.” Echoes William Penn: “”Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”
UPDATE 4/15/22: Will Elon Musk make free speech cool again by buying Twitter?
UPDATE 4/16/22: Enemies of life have had long known that the surest path to permanent American conquest is undermining the family unit. Young people, unmoored from their parents and close relatives, are easy prey for destabilization and indoctrination.
UPDATE 4/15/22: Video evidence is now available showing that Capitol officers casually allowed a peaceful crowd of hundreds to enter the Capitol on January 6. So much for the violent mob storming the Bastille. Things did get messier in other spots, but nothing to warrant the Dem-controlled DOJ response of rounding up dozens of peaceful participants from all over the country and confining them to a DC gulag for over a year without specific charges or trial.
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UPDATE 4/15/22: To get elected, Eric Adams made promises about cracking down on crime that he really hasn’t intended to keep, and New Yorkers are already paying dearly. When will those suicidal Libs ever learn the difference between pretty words and real action?
UPDATE 4/16/22: Advertising yourself as a prominent dance company celebrating “China Before Communism” will bring the long arm of Beijing’s tyranny and intimidation even to bucolic upstate New York.
UPDATE 4/15/22: The price paid by children for the self-righteous lockdown madness (NOT Covid itself) is a boomerang destined to return with cold, deadly, inevitable force. Meanwhile, what’s to become of these young lives put on hold at best and, worst of all, irrevocably ruined or cut short?
UPDATE 4/16/22: Doctors have lost their autonomy to treat patients individually and are now being forced en masse to implement the one-size-fits-all policies of those corporations and medical organizations controlling them.
UPDATE 4/10/22: Where have you gone, J. Edgar Hoover and your G-Men? The whole frame-up of FBI agents by their own bosses has been exposed in court. It’s not a good look when our chief law enforcement institutions turn out to be among the biggest criminals of all.
UPDATE 4/15/22: Like most Leftist solutions, the cure is always worse than the disease. So it is with the useless and hideously ugly windmill blight on landscapes worldwide that also slaughters thousands of birds. Killing wildlife to save the planet is perfectly rational in the delusional Greenie mindset.
UPDATE 4/16/22: Had the Brooklyn terrorist been White, we’d hear no end to the America-hating rant about White Supremacy and racism. But he’s Black, a profound disappointment to at least one race-baiting pundit. We’ll be lucky if he’s simply locked away for good as one more loon. We certainly won’t hear about his insanity being helped along by the Woke (and false) narrative of a “fundamentally racist” America.
UPDATE 4/15/22: Killing Jews has become the raison d’etre for the average brain-washed “Palestinian,” thanks to promised rewards both earthly and heavenly proportional to the number of Semite infidels extinguished. It is of little comfort that this attitude finds apologists in disturbing number among Western Wokesters fully acquainted with words like “Hitler” and “holocaust.”
UPDATE 4/15/22: An “unsettling” time for Lone Star illegals and a happy day for Texans as Governor Abbott makes good on his promise to provide a free, one-way ride to our nation’s capital where they can be taken care of DIRECTLY by their most vocally prominent benefactors.
UPDATE 4/15/22: Restating the obvious: Hunter and his ill-gotten gains have been a financial mainstay of this humble, blue-collar family of distasteful grifters, including Big Guy Joe. I mean, c’mon man! You can’t live an 8 figure lifestyle on a Senator/Veep/Potus’ crummy 6 figure salary!
And about that “full professorship” claimed this week by Dr. Joe? A $700K+ honorarium from Penn requiring zero (none, nada) teaching hours in exchange for the illustrious Biden name on their masthead. What a buy!
UPDATE 4/10/22: Like the Obamas, the Clintons are always busy rewriting history portraying themselves as prophets dedicated to saving us from a Putin or Bin Laden. For the truth, try Phyllis Schlafly’s account of Bubba’s excellent China adventure and his handling of NATO. It’s still too early to give a full accounting of Mrs. Bubba’s poisoning of our body politic. Like the thing that wouldn’t leave that she is, her deadly legacy may not yet be completed.
UPDATE 4/15/22: Fauci’s inner Mengele is fast approaching full exposure in applauding the Shanghai lockdown of 25 millions because you can “use lockdowns to get people vaccinated…” and control their lives, choices and every breathing movement. Like a plague of experts and full-blown totalitarian dictators do.
UPDATE 4/16/22: One more serial fraud disgracing the term “expert.” At what point will the sophisticates of the NY Times and the Nobel Committee realize they’ve been had in the case of the utterly nonsensical Dr. Paul Krugman? What Tony Fauci is to “the science,” Krugman has been for decades to economics. For commonsensical facts about dollars and cents, check the Krugman meter and confidently spin the dial 180 degrees.
UPDATE 4/15/22: A persistent riddle of recent times is the (no longer surprising) revulsion of NeoCons for Trump. What exactly were these so-called “conservatives” objecting to when Trump delivered on his promises to restore freedom-based policies to everyday life? Not least of those promises kept was a real free market in practice that literally restored the American Dream to everyone rich or poor while simultaneously shoring up our national defenses. Could it be that both the Lib intelligentsia and these RINOS share an essential snobbery, secure only in the notion of patronizing superiority rather than any devotion to an America that welcomes ALL people of ALL persuasions to the feast?