Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I Am Serious, and Don't Call Me Surly


I can't say that I've ever been the subject of an open letter, but a reader was kind enough to not only school me on history in the hope of making the point that maybe all is not lost for America, but to then send me a link to his work.

I'm the first to admit that it's really unfortunate that I've been feeling this way lately about our politics and our culture, but maybe it's true that I'm only able to see it all through the prism of my own experience or through the events of my lifetime.

Either way, the lesson is appreciated.

The Gloomy Historian: An Open Letter To Mr. Pazienza/10.8.13

By the way, am I really finally at that place where I need to be referred to as "Mr. Pazienza?"

Jesus.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very concerning that most of your recent posts have no comments...

Stephen said...

Can I call you Meester Chez?

That was a great read...well done Kraken.

PS. Love your rum.

The Scotts said...

fascinating. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly we as individuals and even more so as a society can fail to comprehend the simple fact that we have been here before.

Chez said...

There's very little being done here these days, Anon, so it's not really all that surprising or concerning. I'm over at the Daily Banter mostly now. Still trying to keep this afloat, though, because it's very important to me.

Nick said...

By the way, am I really finally at that place where I need to be referred to as "Mr. Pazienza?"

It's not so much that you need be addressed as 'sir'; it's simply the respect one shows for their elders.

heh heh heh heh heh