Seraphic Secret works hard to favor the glass half-full view of life.
When bad stuff happens, which it does all the time, we try not to plunge into a clinical depression. But let’s face it, 2012 was a difficult year for Conservatives — and for America. Obamacare has become the law of the land, which, no matter what measures individual states take, will, inevitably, degrade medical care and stifle research and development. We optimistically imagined the end of Obama’s big government regime, only to see his reelection. Taxes will rise, as will unemployment. The national debt will continue to soar as Democrats mold America into a version of the failing socialist EU. It’s hard to believe, but a free people is consciously adopting a governmental model which constricts liberty, and is an economic catastrophe.
So: what about the glass half-full view of life?
Well, there are always great old movies to recharge the batteries. Classic Hollywood, we like to remind our readers, was part of America, not some foreign shore inhabited by the chattering classes. In fact, during Hollywood’s Golden Age (1920s — 1930s) Hollywood’s heart reflected the American heartland.
And once upon a time, Hollywood ushered in a New Year with hope, joy and optimism.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a happy and prosperous New Year.