Is it just us, or does there seem to be a somewhat chilling cast to the visages of those rising on the political and social scene?
We’ll focus, for now, on the liberal (though hardness plays no political favorites).
One extreme begets another, and the extremes in capitalism — and they are extremes, with .01 percent of the wealthiest with more total money than 65 million of the lowest; with $258-million apartments in New York; with tech moguls “worth” more than $100 billion (giving precious little to charity, and often avoiding taxes) — is bringing us quickly to the opposite extreme: the rise of socialism.
When Governor Mario Cuomo of New York led the way to a cheer-filled passage of an extreme abortion law in New York State, his face reflected something less than gentleness, as did the faces of those gleeful around him.
The same was true the other day of New Jersey senator Corey.
Are they just photos catching them at the wrong moments?
The most widely disseminated photo of the Pennsylvania attorney general announcing his Church-abuse findings, meanwhile, shows staff members who remind us very much of those you might see at Planned Parenthood or in a feminist march.
Are these the glimmerings of some who will engineer a future persecution?
Note that Cuomo is also spearheading legislation to make it easier for the state to prosecute priests and bishops.
He is in effect going after bishops who left themselves wide open.