Richard Burton: What Now?
Updated: Feb 9
Richard Burton In Wales
Ann: Hi Richard, been thinking of you. I know you have been here, sure wish I could hear you without typing.
Richard: My dear, as Anita* says, the girl with curls longs for straight locks and vice versa. Without the requirement of writing, you would have nothing left of our conversations except vague memories. When your memory and your access is stronger, we will be able to have ongoing conversation, but that must wait for the day when your confidence in your role here has been resolved. In the meantime, it is delightful to have your attention.
Ann: Thanks Richard. What do you think of what is going on in the world? We seem to be sinking back into a pit. How can we be most helpful? Can you offer some words of wisdom?
Richard: Words of wisdom can, I suppose, come from the lips and life of a sinner, so, if that’s what you’re after you have come to the right place.
I am here to say, as President Lincoln recently reminded us, steady as she goes. Surely you did not think that Rome, so cleverly and subvertly dismantled over the last several decades, could be rebuilt in a day? And I suppose Rome is not a good metaphor given the repressive and intolerant tendencies of that regime, however, the context is apt enough.
For many years you have had, working behind the scenes, every greedy capitalist thief on the planet exploiting those whose share of the communal pot is miniscule if taken one by one, but, when collated in mass, can produce a tidy sum for the ruling class. Cleverly, as many before them, they have wrapped their unholy cause in the flag of nationalism, us against them, “Destroy them at any cost so that we can prosper,” or some such happy nonsense.
It does make one tired to see the poor fish jump at that bait time after time - and then go hungry in the aftermath when it is thrown in the food basket like everyone else for the master’s next meal.
And yes, I am sounding like the son of a Welsh miner that I was. I have never lost my love for my brave and gallant people - and my disgust at how they were used, duped, starved, pressed into abject poverty, and then praised for their courage and brawn as if that could make up for lives of want, illness, and premature death. Today that story still stands true as a cautionary tale as we watch the wool, metaphorically speaking, currently being pulled over the eyes of another class of dupes.
Whatever made you think the power grabbers would stop just because they lost an election? They are fighting for their lives, their way of life, and the privileges that they have come to see as inalienable rights. So yes, we must- and should have – expected a backlash, and, lo and behold, here it is - with flag bearers such as the unspeakable Marjorie Taylor Greene no less.
The good news is that, while you have groups such as the ironically named Proud Boys (and what, may I ask, have they to be proud of?) who still fight on for a misguided cause whose benefactors they have yet to identify, we also have the bright light of day of news services, and, yes, of conscience and compassion shining down to reveal the dark origins of this new/old movement and its duplicitous goals.
Still in this country and in my own, we have people of simple principle, people who are waking up to shame and horror at the logical end of what may have first been taken to be a “proud” endeavour to dismantle the ruling elite.
I dare to believe that the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world will not long survive as standard bearers for any sustainable cause and will reveal for all to see, both in their ascendancy and in their demise, the dark underbelly of the malevolence that powers them.
Do not spend any more time looking into these dark corners than is absolutely necessary. Instead confine your efforts to your own mindset, your own focus on activities and conversations that counter the hateful rhetoric that is attempting to take over our national, even our global, conversation. And do not forget, as you do so, that conversation becomes reality.
So focus instead on what you want to be and as, Amanda Gorman so eloquently said, "Be it." Do not be surprised if you find that the contrast is sufficient for light to triumph.
January 30, 2021
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