All in Sleeping Beauty's castle, spellbound, slept for 100
years--is this now America? From farfetched fable
into unfortunate fact? "The City on a Hill", which term
President Reagan cribbed from a wordy Western saint,
(Augustine) who had himself "adapted" it from Matthew
in the New Testament, is what oh so many think of the U.S.
--but those with that rosy view are asleep:
Arizona law, in defiance of about 100 years of verifiable
medical science, has now declared when conception begins.
North Carolina, Texas and Virginia have expunged sea
level rise references from their state laws and their coasts
so as to acquire new shoreline developers.
Such reactionary, irrational legal edicts are increasing.
John Atcheson in Common Dreams today tied up a list
that should "live in infamy" and propel millions to intelligent
action, but alas, see above. Darkness is spreading o'er
da "castle", and da Enlightenment may go out.
Hey, everybody, the nightmare is now.