Friday, August 21, 2020

Let's Hope

America’s history tells us that it has been in our darkest moments that we’ve made our greatest progress. That we’ve found the light. And in this dark moment, I believe we are poised to make great progress again. That we can find the light once more.

–Joe Biden


Mário R. Gonçalves said...

Yeah, the singing tomorrows. Light, what light? We just need sense and sensibility.

pootrsox said...

I thought it was perhaps the best speech Biden has ever given... hope, love, light- together. Works for me! (And I'm a secular humanist whose only "faith" is in the potential of human beings as individuals and in groups.)

G. Verloren said...

History repeats itself. A century ago...

America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality.

~ Warren G. Harding, May 14, 1920

Aside from the last bit (we've come a long way since our Isolationist years), none of that is remotely out of place for the present moment.