Robert S. Becker:
Yet this strange year plods on, though what other than irony wins if the status quo triumphs? Are we not really talking the "status quo to believe in?" The "audacity of equilibrium"? Reluctantly, Oscar Wilde's 19thC. zinger comes to mind: however once blessed with high hopes, democracy descends to simply "the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people." Most of us still have food, shelter, so take solace: after all, "summer is acomin' in, loudly sings cuckoo." Cuckoos, indeed. MORE...Howie P.S.: For the record, I am not feeling as bleak as the author.