The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We Love the Lies

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle was presented by Simon Cowell as an 47 year-old, unemployed woman who needed her first chance to sing.

Her dialogue with Simon seemed carefully rehearsed. Stage-struck amateurs do not come across poised enough to mock the powerful host of a famous show.

We are supposed to believe that the panel had no idea she could really sing! They went from sour to ecstatic in seconds.

Now You Tube has registered 100 million hits on various versions of the performance.

Susan clearly had a polished, professional voice, completely in control - unlike their cell phone guy who sang opera. He was probably a real Cinderella, or Cinderfeller. I found his performance far more compelling because it was honestly done.

Susan recorded "Cry Me a River" 10 years ago with a full orchestra, so she was not exactly a newcomer, an amateur or a miraculous find.

I looked up her fan site, which lacks any real information, except the immediate present. Her voice is beautiful so I hope she does well. It appears that she tried in the past and her career did not take hold. I know someone like that in Hollywood. He became a minor star. Millions have seen him in movies like "The Fly" but he did not start any prairie fires, as Reagan used to say.

People enjoy lies. The lottery in every state is a lie. Social Security is the world's biggest Ponzi scheme, but no one puts Congress under house arrest, as poor Bernie Madoff is - in his penthouse. He made off with only $50 billion. Congress has America on the hook for trillions in unfunded liabilities.

America just elected a president with no history. He had quite a sordid history, but no one wanted to hear it. He foreshadowed Susan Boyle, arriving as something he was not. Now he has already done more damage on the domestic side and in foreign relations than Carter did in four years. The evil continues and grows.