Humanity is engaged in one of its greatest battles in history. To defeat COVID-19. It is a year since the first cases reached the U.S. Progress has been slow. However, there has been progress.
Every step has involved some major screw up. Forget who may be responsible. It happened and had to be dealt with each time. Problems not yet even close to resolution. The distribution of the vaccine for example.
One thing is certain, however. We will prevail.
Where we are now at the beginning of the vaccine stage is comparable to a speech Churchill made in November 1942. The speech made following Britain’s defeat of the Germans and General Rommel at El Alamien.
Churchill said the victory was “not the end. It is not the beginning of the end. It is perhaps the end of the beginning.”
It is now Jared Kushner’s turn. He is following in the steps of his father in law Donald. Kushner has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His associate Avi Berowitz, also.
Alan Dershowitz nominated them.
The nominations were for their roles in negotiating four “normalization deals” between Israel and Arab nations known as the “Abraham Accord.”
Do not be impressed with the nominations. It is not difficult to be nominated. In excess of 300 are nominated each year.
From my perspective, the “deals” are not as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. I believe they were entered into at the last minute in order to solidify certain banking relationships with the Middle east.
They are a house built on sand.
The new far right white supremacist who has replaced Trump in many respects is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. She vents poison every time she opens her mouth. It is hard to believe anyone could be that stupid.
She does have a right to be in Congress, however. The people of her District elected her. Her mouth was just as veracious then as it is now. The only difference is her audience is greater.
She is not the only nut elected in recent years. The U.S. is a free country. Every one is entitled to an opinion. As is Greene.
She obviously should not be in Congress. However her people wanted her and they have her for 2 years. Her defeat cannot come at the hands of the House. It requires the same tool that threw Trump out. The ballot box.
Syracuse is breaking my heart. The basketball team has some of the best players in years. The team’s winnings do not bear it out.
Syracuse beat North Carolina State last night by 3 points 76-73. North Carolina State’s 2 top scorers were not able to play.
Today was to be Day 7 of Greece The First Time. I lost it.
The matter has been discussed with Sloan. She is confident she can bring it back. Unfortunately not till tonight. She has a full time day job in addition to helping me.
I’m sad. Day 7 includes my visit to Acropolis and Parthenon. I walked where others had walked centuries ago. Well even before the birth of Christ. Exciting! I was looking forward to sharing it with you today. There is a tomorrow fortunately.
Enjoy your day!