Daily Archives: February 6, 2021

RIP Christopher Plummer

I suspect that if an actor was asked about their career, they would not want to talk about just one role. But that doesn’t mean that the audience feels the same way.

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer died yesterday. He was one of those actors who could never be typecast, the number of characters he played over 70ish years is as long as my arm. For most of us, we know him for one film: The Sound of Music.

Playing opposite Julie Andrews, his Georg von Trapp was a man held back by grief, initially unable to open up to his children. At the time, he was in his mid 30’s, aged up to play a character a decade his senior. Though some might say the movie is sappy and sentimental (as Plummer himself put it), it is charming and thoroughly entertaining. It is no wonder that more than five decades later, it is a beloved classic that has been watched and memorized by generations of fans.

May his memory be a blessing. Z”l.

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Justice for Ashli Babbitt? How About Justice for Brian Sicknick?

Justice is not always black and white. Sometimes, it can be twisted to fit one’s perspective.

Today is a month since the riot in D.C. If we lived in a perfect world, those who perpetrated this heinous act would be facing a judge. But we don’t live in a perfect world. There is a certain segment of the population who believe that it was the rioters who were wronged, not the police who tried to stop them or those who were forced to hide and fear for their lives.

The phrase “Justice for Ashli Babbit” has been making the rounds in right wing circles and media.

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What gets me riled up is the hypocrisy. They claim to be for “law and order”, but only when it suits them. When left wing groups like Antifa or Black Lives Matter make their voices heard, then it becomes a problem that must be solved. My question is, if we are asking for justice, what about Brian Sicknick? Officer Sicknick gave his life to protect the constitution and our long held political traditions that these rioters claim to hold near and dear.

Justice is supposed to be blind. We are supposed to judge the case and the accused on the facts, not on emotion or a mob mentality. The problem is that what happened on January 6th is based on both. Until we are able to review the events of that day with a clear head, regardless of where one stands politically, this will continue to be nothing but a mess.

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