Last night we watched an episode of The West Wing in which the usual crises appeared and circumstances were such that there was no good way out or to solve the bigger problems of evil.
I have a difficult work assignment in personnel law, an area of the practice that I've been trying to get out of for a good 20 years now but can't seem to do so because there is no one else to do it and I have the experience and I'm stuck. I can't resolve the problems of right and wrong any more than an attorney in the practice of domestic relations (at least I have that to be grateful for, but personnel law is second only to divorce on the civil side for horrible situations - thank heavens I don't deal with too much criminal!!)
And then there's fired FBI Director Comey's testimony coming up this morning. Today will not be the end of the most disgustingly corrupt and morally evil man to inhabit the White House since maybe Warren G. Harding. Or what I'm afraid of is that trump is actually the worst ever. The Republican Congress still controls. They will not likely turn on trump as long as they think they can squeeze through things to help the wealthy or those who think they are or want to be wealthy (like a lot of Americans) to the disadvantage of the poor and especially disfavored minorities. There is some overlap there in the electorate. Kansas is starting to figure that one out. But it takes a lot of thought and some bad things happening for most people to get it.
And I'm still glad Hillary isn't President because they would already be impeaching her by now. And the Dems don't have much better solutions (even if they are a little better).
So going through my head that I can't seem to get out are the music and lyrics of Eva and Che's last waltz from Andrew Lloyd Weber's Evita.
There is evil, ever aroundSo here I am. Hoping and praying that God blesses America. And me.
Fundamental system of government
So go, if you're able, to somewhere unstable
And stay there
Whip up your hate in some tottering state
But not here, dear
Is that clear, dear?
My little problems came out OK. Through some good work and help by my boss following up when I was out of the office, we got some very good results out of a string of challenging personnel actions. I guess I'm still doing my little part to make things better. Sometimes it works!