"I know in my heart
that man is good.
That what is right will always
And there is purpose
to each and every life."
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Absolutely.... the very thing that begins today comes forth, as if spewing from a fountain, out of yesterday. Yesterday -- that being the last post -- centered upon our origins of faith, keeping proper perspective of seemingly dual realities, of "Old" being the new "New," and all of which resting upon the understanding that if things are not well, things are not finished...
...and poof! as if out of thin air and only the stuff that new life is made, guidance springs eternal, and there it is!
Until reading the latest issue of IMPRIMIS, (an adaptation of a speech from John Marini, of the University of Reno, titled Frank Capra's America and Ours) -- I had no idea the depth of Capra's love of country. No idea. [Capra -- credited for such beautiful films as It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington -- that Capra]
And, what Marini did, IF I can be so bold to bring it into proper perspective for you quickly -- is nothing short of DIVINE.
Weaving American principles and practice and incite from both Reagan and Capra, we gain immediate context of an era in America that appears to no longer exist. [I would have just loved to have heard this speech in it's entirety and in person.]
It's not allowed to exist in the greater scheme of fundamental transformation -- something originating out of the minds of progressives, atheists, environmentalists, and any other left-wing extremist, all gladly working in concert with one another to create the collectivist, and yet uber elitist, Utopian dream (which is really a big fat lie) and thereby leaving the America of old in the dust.
It's a hundred years in the making, and then some.
As some days here in G land -- reveling in the good comes easy; other days, not so much.
Some days really take the pink punch right out of the party.
This is one of those days.
So, without further adieu --
and perhaps in the same vein as that famous line from Tom Hagen, "Mr. Corleone is a man who insists upon hearing bad news immediately" ...not that we want a battle between directors, Capra vs. Copolla, just because this girl might be hard-pressed to take a side...
-- allow me to redirect:
A Must Read, Frank Capra's America and Ours, go to IMPRIMIS, here. It's a wonderful thing!
And now let me end the day with a quote from Marini -- with his last paragraph:
"For American elites today, and for too many of the American people as well, the past has come to seem no longer meaningful to the present, and the celebration of the heroes of the past, like Lincoln, has come to seem naive. Looking ahead, I'm afraid, the moral regeneration of America that Capra had hoped to bring about will require more than a Capra. It will require a Lincoln."
Make it a Good Day, G