We live in treacherous times. Everything is not as it seems and enemies have set seed behind the barrier.
I read about things like this; baffling, startling turns of logic and expectation and it’s obvious our world is accelerating quickly into a whirlpool of despair and conflict. Our society is imploding like a brittle cement building. The earthquake of our times is humongous and undeniable.
The U.S. Army has opened an investigation into West Point graduate Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone for appearing to openly advocate for communism on social media.
Pictures of Rapone in uniform at West Point promoting pro-communism messages spread wildly around the internet Monday, in effect forcing West Point to issue a statement in response. The statement noted the Army has launched an investigation into Rapone’s activities.
“The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy’s motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values,” West Point said in a statement released Tuesday. “Second Lieutenant Rapone’s actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army. As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform. Second Lieutenant Rapone’s chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter. The academy is prepared to assist the officer’s chain of command as required.”
I struggle for words, metaphors, comparisons that will aptly condense that uneasy sensation which permeates my soul when I read each day’s news events.
And the word is molt.
We are experiencing a grand cultural molting of our civilized skin. What will emerge is anyone’s guess. Let your imagination run wild. The shell of antiquity is about to be shed and the birth of a fresh new skin is underway.