Looking for virtue in a shadowless world

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

A great Roman once stated something to the effect of, “Glory follows virtue as if a shadow.”

Well, virtue encompasses many qualities now missing with “high tech society,” in an ever numbing world. Because of what I have witnessed and experienced with my family, I state the following, for where’s the virtue?

Our new world society is now based on high tech tunnel attitudes, especially since most of those governing seem to have no virtue. Look at “the 30 Capitol Hill political bullies,” who caused the government shutdown. They show no virtue through their deeds and they feel no moral obligation to all those badly affected by the shutdown.

To “know moral obligation” and conduct oneself accordingly is to have respect. And I am sickened that these politically villainous individuals feel that their lack of respect for those they are hurting is justified. They feel it serves a higher purpose so these 30 politicians are comfortable with hurting the innocent. They’re giving no respect.

I declare that it shows a callous lack of personnel respect that’s un-American.

I was raised to believe that, as Americans, we must work things out for the better good. For, no matter the cause of the issue, the innocent should be protected. I state this now because it needs to be said loudly until it sinks in.

I put “my art” aside to state that there are no shadows of glory because there is no virtue.

I state this for the common good and I am reminded of that with every high tech personally invading moment and every “rude event, incident, news report and email.” I would rather be doing “my art” but instead state that with every rude tech moment, email, etc. that there’s less positive American character surviving with no shadows of virtue.

I pray for change in our “shadowless town, country and world.”


Jim C. Reilly


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