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