Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Eulogy



I realize that what I’m listening to when I hear TV network news and information “magazines” (especially the on-and-off-line op-ed pieces) squawking about politics, the justice system, economics etc. ---what I’m really hearing is an extended eulogy, memorializing and commemorating the life and death, the rise and fall of values and beliefs previously exalted and now failing: first the pride and then the fall. Cultural and moral evaluations, always so useless and decaying, have become invitations for status updates to “join the conversation” and march together behind the horses in the funeral procession, watching what we step in, on the long walk to the cemetery.  

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