At this blessed time of year, Paladin chews over a passage or two of the rightfully revered – A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens.
Nephew to Uncle Scrooge:
`I want nothing from you; I ask nothing of you; why cannot we be friends?’
It struck Paladin how the Nephew’s plea to Scrooge informs our country today. Half of us want nothing from the other half, we ask nothing of the other half, all we wish is to be friends. And if this is not possible, like Scrooge – then simply to be left alone. Pity the fussbudget busybodies of bi-coastal elites won’t leave the rest of us be. It’s hard to be friends with people who have designated you inferior, but at Christmas it’s still important to try. Never give up spreading cheer. Goodness and fellowship always make a difference. Even if never appreciated. Even if never acknowledged. We do it because it’s right, not because it’s easy.