The Dark Lord and his army of Hopium Guzzlers, go along Inferi, and Big Media false Prophets, maintained a death grip on the ministry bureaucrats in 2010. By “Dark Lord” we do not reference skin color but rather recall the malevolent Riddle at the center of the Harry Potter book series.
The Dark Lord, the horrid being called Lord Voldemort, is the vortex for evil against good in the seven part Potter books. The “good guys” in the series are wise Professor Dumbledore and young students Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and the good-hearted but often dim-witted Ron Weasley. In the fifth chapter of the penultimate Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince we find Harry, Hermione, and Ron discuss a bit of Dumbledore wisdom.
For a long time in their young lives the trio of students and their Headmaster Albus Dumbledore have struggled to warn the world of the rise of the Dark Lord, Voldemort. For their efforts they are despised and derided, at the moment. Dumbledore understands why:
“And what about Percy?” asked Harry; the third-eldest Weasley brother had fallen out with the rest of the family. “Is he talking to your mum and dad again?”
“Nope,” said Ron.
“But he knows your dad was right all along now about Voldemort being back–”
“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right,” said Hermione.”
Those who were mocked for telling the truth without shame are harder to forgive than those who have been proved wrong because those who spoke up are a constant reminder that the truth was visible and ready to be spoken. The “no one could have known or foreseen” excuse cannot be employed by the duped or the deceptive as long as the “right” witnesses remain. Those who cannot be forgiven for being right – are a rebuke by our very presence.
Those few who have the right to say “I told you so” about destructive Barack Obama do not need or want or will accept “forgiveness” from the criminal and the insane who vouched for a Hope that we knew was false and a Change we knew was a turn for the worse.
One year ago, we wrote our prediction for 2010: “When you elect a boob, expect boobery. We expect a lot more boobery.” Unforgiven truth.
In that same article we unforgivably wrote:
“The boobery will continue with the Obama health scam. The boobery will continue. The insanity will not stop. The insanity will have to be stopped.
The insanity will be stopped with sanity. It will begin with massive Dimocratic defeats in November 2010.”
But tonight and tomorrow are not the time to dwell on the evils in the night. These are the days to look to the lessons of the past in order to have a better future. Look to the lessons of the past and learn. Look to the future and rededicate.
So tonight we raise a glass full of good cheer and songs in praise of real hope for real change and unwavering love for the possibilities of tomorrow – and drink deep. We’ll think of those still with us, those in shadow, and those who one day we hope to see again.
In her column today, Peggy Noonan discusses Robert Burns’ Auld Lang Syne:
“And then they’ll play that song: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and days of auld lang syne?” [snip]
“Auld Lang Syne”—the phrase can be translated as “long, long ago,” or “old long since,” but I like “old times past”—is a song that asks a question, a tender little question that has to do with the nature of being alive, of being a person on a journey in the world. It not only asks, it gives an answer. [snip]
The question it asks is clear: Should those we knew and loved be forgotten and never thought of? Should old times past be forgotten? No, says the song, they shouldn’t be. We’ll remember those times and those people, we’ll toast them now and always, we’ll keep them close. “We’ll take a cup of kindness yet.” [snip]
But “the interesting, more serious message in the song is that the past is important, we mustn’t forget it, the old has something for us.”
So does the present, as the last stanza makes clear. The song is not only about those who were in your life, but those who are in your life. “And there’s a hand, my trusty friend, and give a hand of thine, We’ll take a right good-will draught for auld lang syne.”
The past, the present, the future all merge every moment of our lives. It is on New Year’s Eve that we are reminded of this truth. It is on New Year’s Eve that we embrace those still with us, and embrace the memory of those not physically present. For Auld Lang Syne.
Happy New Year!