The season of the Redbud wraps up around Derby Day - the first Saturday in May - which is when the powers that be run the first race of America's Triple Crown at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This year I was there with my beautiful wife and members of her extended family rubbing elbows with the swells and other colorful souls who love horses, competition and risk - in other words, Real Americans. There was not an obvious Bernie Sanders supporter in attendance (even though there were a lot of weird-assed people in clownish costume milling about) and as Uncle Bob (correctly) pointed out on our way into the track, as we passed barkers and grifters and RVs filled with 11AM drunkards and hustlers selling tee shirts and burgers charbroiled on makeshift grills, "the goddamn Socialists would do away with all this free enterprise." Indeed they would, but in the words of Syrio Forel and Arya Stark: "Not today."
|Over time civilizations decline and decline and decline...|
There is the law of nature and nature's God which are perfect and immutable and then there are the laws of man which are imperfect and in flux. We humans are stuck in the middle and so we muddle through as best we can. Holding fast to what is eternal while navigating the capricious whims of man made justice.