Oakland, California 2021-01-12 19:10:29 –
Washington DC is a city of beautiful buildings and monuments, from the Parliamentary Library to the Lincoln Memorial. And the most brilliant of all is the Houses of Parliament. It really is our democratic temple. Many of Washington’s boulevards radiate from Rotunda, and all statues in the city face the Houses of Parliament.
The rotunda itself is one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen. It’s proud that you are American. The walls are painted with historical paintings of Jonathan Trumbull, and the ceiling of the dome is decorated with the monumental fresco “George Washington’s Assumption” by Italian immigrants called Constantino Blumidi. This shows that Washington was welcomed into heaven by 13 angels. 13 states. Of course, Blumidi was a notorious female man. And according to legend, he used 13 of the city’s most famous night women as models for angels.
Right next to the rotunda is the room of an old house, now known as the Statue Hall. All states were asked to send statues of two of their greatest citizens for display in the hall. California is represented by Ronald Reagan and the now controversial Father Junipero Serra. Oklahoma sent a statue of Will Rogers. Will Rogers is the only person who is highly respected while still alive. Rogers joked about it and said, “Your bird is trying to jinx me.” And a few weeks later, he took off with Wily Post on their deadly flight to Alaska.
The old house chamber has a strange acoustic anomaly. There are two spots on either side of the room, and standing in one spot allows you to hear someone on the other side of the room, even if you barely whisper. One of those places has a nameplate that says, “At this place, the desk of Congressman John Quincy Adams stood.” After leaving the White House, he spent the last 20 years of his life against slavery in Congress.
Adams pretended to be asleep while actually eavesdropping on the other person. Of course, the effect works in both ways, and they can even listen to him. So whenever I talked about something really important, I stood up and had a conversation while walking in the room. That is the origin of his nickname “Wandering Diet Member”.
But for me, the most moving sight of the Capitol is the corridor right next to the Rotunda. The walls and ceilings painted by Blumidi and his successors are covered with portraits of our greatest heroes and scenes of their most glorious acts. The latest is a group portrait of the Challenger astronaut who died on the NASA Space Shuttle. And this really gives me a quiver: some walls are still naked. They are reserved for unborn heroes and are a great act that has not yet been done.
It was dumped in the trash on January 6th. These sacred walls are now pockmarked with bullet holes, the exterior walls are covered with graffiti, mirrors and furniture are destroyed, paintings and statues are polluted, mobs are pissed in the halls, and feces are painted everywhere. I did. People are dead.
But the worst of all was what these historic relics represent. America America makes America, in contrast to the countries where many of our ancestors fled, that it is not based on blood and soil. It’s based on a simple idea. “We consider these truths to be self-evident. All human beings are created equally and endowed with certain inviolable rights by the Creator, including life, freedom, and happiness. There is a pursuit of. “
Add “female” and “minority” to that statement for a perfect description of the American dream. That’s not the reality yet, but it’s something we’ve been working on since 1776.
Joe Biden is disappointed. As if a raging pandemic and economic crisis weren’t enough, he also how to heal our country in an era when so many Americans hate other Americans more than they love America. Must be found. And how do you do it when the disliked person enthusiastically believes in a completely different set of “facts”? As Mark Twain said, “It’s much easier to fool people than to convince him that he was fooled.”
But trying is his duty, and it is our duty to help him in every way we can. Our poor, bleeding country is well worth much better than this.
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