Cry The Beloved Country
Friday, 8 September 1995
Dateline: Los Angeles, CA
The airwaves have been full of the sound of the so-called Fuhrman Tapes for two weeks now and the sounds are deafening. Lawyers hurling insults back and forth; jurists becoming part of the game; reporters covering the trial like the latest soccer match. Two people are still dead.
Dateline: Washington, DC
Like the Baltimore Colts before him, Sen. Robert Packwood skulks out of town in the dead of night. Despite a Senate process which would result in his explusion, Sen. Packwood is allowed to resign with an apology and a Federal pension in his pocket.
Today’s guest editorial comes from an unlikely source, which proves, once again, that there are no unlikely sources.
…I know it’s a long leap from parking violations to terrorist bombings. But while the disease is different, the symptoms are the same: If a person doesn’t personally approve of laws that managed to work their way through our system of checks and balances, he feels no obligation to obey them. … the winds of anarchy — of self-absorption taken to a dangerous extreme — are blowing. We ignore them at our own peril.
Joe Weider, Men’s Fitness, September 1995,
©1995 by Men’s Fitness Magazine, Inc.
Thanks. Joe. Folks, pick up the issue. It’s worth it for Mr. Weider’s Publisher’s Letter if nothing else. Personally, I enjoyed the hunky dude on the front cover!
Random thoughts today. My apologies. It’s a little hard for anything to break through the morass of the Simpson nonsense and a twice daily 35 mile commute; so, I don’t really have any one thing on my mind today. In fact, I don’t have anything on it at all.
Thank God It’s Friday.
Ciao for now!