“Most Men are Weak and Evil and Vicious”
I hope everyone has HBO and can avail themselves of the opportunity to watch the new “John Adams” mini-series that debuted last night.Â Those who don’t, be sure to get it when it comes out on DVD.Â What a great cast and production.Â I’m already dreading its conclusion and passing from the ever-diminishing HBO lineup, much as the passing of “The Wire” still upsets me (and what a contrast that all too real drama is to the real principles of our nation exhibited by the original Patriots depicted in “John Adams”).
I hate to say I tend to agree with Adams’ quote in the title above.Â I am still amazed that society is filled with so many of weak and flawed character (see mega-hypocrite Eliot Spitzer as just one example).Â Of course we all have flaws, butÂ in today’s society it appears that really fighting for truth, justice and the American Way is frowned upon while scheming and getting ahead at all costs are what really matters.Â Unfortunately the latter viewpoint seems to have infected the Republican Party at all levels, while of course I believe it has infected the Dems as a wholeÂ for much longer.Â Whistleblowers still routinely get the shaft while crooked Wall Street barons fleece the average citizens while raking in multi-million dollar bonuses for dismal performances.Â How would John Adams have reacted to such indignities?
Each and every one of us can learn more about our founding fathers, and should strive to emulate their passion for democracy, real truth, andÂ real freedom.Â The American Way should be judged by a standard set by these great men, not by the current selfish SOBs running most halls of government these days.Â There is much work to be done, so let’s get to it.Â
Calling all Patriots….