Resources

I saw a real change in this country when they changed the name from “Personnel Department” to “Human Resources.”

That’s when we changed from being “persons” to be respected to “resources” to be exploited and discarded.

But We’re Still Friends

In the 70s I would sometimes skip going to Mass, but I never missed a Cowboys game.

After every touchdown Pat Summerall would announce, “And here comes Our Friend Herrera to kick the extra point!”  He was one of my favorite players.  How could you not like Our Friend Herrera?

Years later I learned he was actually calling him by his name:  Efren Herrera.

If this were a Dickens’ novel, Steve Scalise would awaken and renounce his mean spirited, racist, homophobic past, and work tirelessly to ensure that all Americans have access to the same level of health care that saved his own life.

Sadly, this is not a Dickens’ novel.

Rambling About Us

Right now they kind of want it both ways. On the one hand they’re saying, “This is a you’re-on-your-own kind of a country,” but then they also want us to have warm, fuzzy, patriotic feelings because we’re all in this together.

It doesn’t work that way.

The flip side of “Nobody owes you anything” is “Then I don’t owe anyone anything.”

I’m not sure I want to live in such a place.

You would think after thirty straight years of daily bombings they would have figured out that violence doesn’t work as a means to solve your problems.

The sad thing is, you can’t be sure which side I’m talking about.