Think of the longest winning streaks, such as the New York Yankees, Lombardi’s Packers and the Boston Celtics. They don’t even come close to Uncle Sam’s of 75 years after WWII. We designed a system to prevent massive world wars, promote democracy and open trading systems along with trying to improve the living conditions of the most destitute. Along the way trying to prove that a mixed capitalistic system is better than totalitarianism.
They were just words.
Students across Texas returned to campuses last week as schools and universities scrambled to put into place new lesson plans that best accommodate a pandemic.
What we used to know, we know no more. I still have the picture hanging in my office of John Wayne in the movie Hondo walking through the desert with his old dog carrying his saddle after his horse was killed. The caption says “life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”