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Monday, August 25, 2014

Frank Bruni, "Lost in America": No We Can't!

Perhaps you recall that in a recent blog item I observed, "Am I just growing grouchy with age, or has the world truly taken a turn for the worse?"

Well, in his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Lost in America," Frank Bruni writes:

"More and more I’m convinced that America right now isn’t a country dealing with a mere dip in its mood and might. It’s a country surrendering to a new identity and era, in which optimism is quaint and the frontier anything but endless.

. . . .

It’s about fear. It’s about impotence. We can’t calm the world in the way we’d like to, can’t find common ground and peace at home, can’t pass needed laws, can’t build necessary infrastructure, can’t, can’t, can’t."

Meanwhile, the United States has grown dependent upon Qatar, a country the size of Connecticut that funds Islamic terrorism, to broker deals with the Taliban and the al-Nusra Front.

"Yes we can!"?

Last week, if you had listened carefully to the gentle breezes blowing over the Farm Neck Golf Club Golf Course in Martha's Vineyard, you might have discerned the wearisome whispers of "No we can't!"

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