You get to be my age, you are forced to the realization that any fantasies you ever held that the eternal arm-wrestling match between Good and Evil will be decided in favor of the former in your lifetime are just that, fantasies.
Tag Archives: philosophy
Some Things I Wanted To Say To My Father
My father had an eternal optimism that all people will indeed become brothers, but I had a bitter certainty that people just mouth such sentiments before going out to slaughter one another.
Josh Hawley’s Noble Cowardice: When Vices Become Virtues
Corruption is a vice, but if somebody bribed a Border Patrol agent during the Trump child kidnapping atrocities into letting an undocumented family stay together, would that not have been a virtuous act?
Why, God, Why?
Life is not a balance sheet, and we instinctively yearn for more of it in spite of everything.
The Power of Love and Hope for the Future: A Letter To My Son
Dear son, I was deeply saddened when you said the other day that you wouldn’t want to bring children into a terrible world like this. Obviously, you’ve heard more than an earful from me about the onrushing climate calamity, the seemingly unstoppable rise of American-style fascism and the grim fate this portends for the country,Continue reading “The Power of Love and Hope for the Future: A Letter To My Son”
Questions for God as America Fails
They say prayer has the power to help, so pray for me, MotherIn the human heart, an evil spirit dwellsI’m trying to love my neighbor and do good unto othersBut oh Mother, things ain’t goin’ well(Bob Dylan) Sorry to disturb your millennial silence, Sir, but, you know, we Jews have been doing that since theContinue reading “Questions for God as America Fails”