In the annals of the continuing free-fall of our culture, the French Catholic school board in the Ottawa region has just instituted a high school course in ‘video gaming’. Their justification? Well, it seems ‘gamers’, if good enough – and I use ‘good’ loosely here – can make six-figure incomes. One wonders. Playing video games seems a significantly less-than-beneficial use of one’s precious and limited time, for which we all will have to give account; but watching others play video games? I don’t think Plato could have foreseen this, even in the deepest bowls of his murky cave.
And while on cultural free-fall and murkiness, but on more serious matters, did the mysterious Jeffrey Epstein – may God have mercy on his soul – commit suicide, or was he murdered? We will probably never know, but it is something to ponder how deep the rot goes in our culture, and how much our immoral laws stem from the immorality of our lawmakers. Said lawmakers are quite interested in keeping a veil over their, ahem, immorality.
Here is a brief comment I stumbled across, in response to the reflections of Theodore Dalrymple, which might us some pause for thought:
When this hottest (witness) potato wasn’t placed in a Fed Witness Protection program, I counted “ONE”.
When he was placed in a cell with a violent multiple murderer, I counted “TWO”.
When his suicide watch was pulled, I counted “THREE”.
I knew he was a dead man at that time.
When it was revealed that all of the security cameras were out, I counted “FOUR”.
When Two (not one, but Two) guards were called for “faking records and sleeping” I counted “FIVE”.
When it was stated screaming was heard when he was supposed to be commiting suicide, I counted “SIX”.
When the coroner said his Hyoid bone was broken. I counted “SEVEN”.
An old military axiom is followed when a unit is the repeated victim of suspicious activity or damage.
“The first time can be happenstance.
The second time can be coincidence.
The third time is Enemy Action.”
As I said, one wonders, and, along with a healthy fear of the Lord, wonder is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.