Friday, May 17, 2013

Crisis, Character, BengIRSAP, and US

I've decided to blend the scandals of the Benghazi terrorism cover-up, the IRS bullying tactics, and the bullying tactics of the DOJ with regards to the AP into the word BengIRSAP. It just makes it easier for me, and I have never liked making anything and everything scandalous into a "-gate" subcategory (as in "zipper-gate").

Also, I was thinking of something a former pastor of mine once said. 

"Crisis does not create character. Crisis reveals character." - Fr. Dennis Hayes (Archdiocese of New Orleans)

While Fr. Hayes was speaking of the varied responses to Hurricane Katrina, the responses (or lack thereof) we (the people) have received from the current White House Administration brings this statement to mind.

CRISIS - an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending - Webster

CHARACTER - the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation - Webster

You don't need me to lay out the case regarding what we are seeing from the persons of or the Administration as a group. BUT...I wonder what the true character of our nation is.

How will we respond?

What will be revealed about us?

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