Musings by Marian

Reflections from the Golden Years

Archive for February, 2014

TOUGH CHOICES AND THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEM

During World War II, many risked their very lives for others. Most of us are familiar with Schindler due to the movie “Schindler’s List”. You may also be familiar with the equally amazing story of Irena Sendler. Fewer people are aware of Sir Nicholas Winton, who managed to smuggle 669 children that were destined for […]


Big Brother on Steroids

Government’s inability to resist the desire to control every aspect of citizens’ lives—always for the citizen’s benefit of course—is the biggest reason to give them as little opportunity to abuse their power as possible. Ronald Reagan said the scariest words in the world are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” If […]


The Amazing Ride of Paulette Revere

Politicians intent on getting by with the same things over and over, have to neutralize the axiom “Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Their campaign to erect a wall between ideology and reality was kicked off in the early 70’s with “Never trust anyone over 30.” As a result, […]


KILLING EDUCATION

The more educated a populace is, the harder they are to control. That is why most slaves were initially not allowed to read or write. Those days are not entirely gone, as a New York City school has just killed their program for gifted children because not enough minority children applied for the program. If […]