“The quality of being authentic [not false or copied; genuine; real]; genuineness” is in the news this week.
First we have a Hillary Clinton to Show More Humor and Heart strategy, complete with “new efforts to bring spontaneity”.
Ponder that statement for a moment. We all know that liberals are irony-poor people, but, really guys, must I spell it out? Effort precludes spontaneity.
While touting the new spontaneity, on the same week she apologizes for her private email which violated all security rules; she and Bill made themselves very rich peddling influence but she bemoans a “political system hijacked by billionaires and special interests.” Spontaneity just oozes out from Hillary at the least excuse.
The news of rebranding Hillary yet again as authentically spontaneous comes from
a corner office at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters with shabby mix-and-match chairs and expansive views of Manhattan
As spontaneous a setting as you could get.
Then there’s the BuzzFeed “I am Christian but I am not . . .” video (transcript here), which shows BuzzFeed’s idea of what Christians are: a bunch of Pharisees who don’t mention Our Lord Jesus Christ, nor His death and resurrection.
I leave you with Tolkien,
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Tolkien, by the way, knew the real thing.
Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.