There is this man whose whole life has been taken from him by false statements. All he has left is a fortune that has resulted from good business practice and some risk, but his reputation is sullied by innuindo and downright lies. He did the job against all odds and even though he was made light of and was held up for ridicule, no man has ever accomplished the good that was done through his leadership. Doing the right thing has a very high price tag. In chapter 53 of the book of Isaiah, the prophet wrote this centuries ago:
"He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted."
This "Man of Sorrows" was Jesus Christ. Son of God and "THE" Man after God's own heart. There have been others to follow, but their good works were buried with them too. I had a conversation with a young lady recently, about this very thing. Her lifestyle can only be described as "modern" and her description of scripture was what most believe today, "But all of that was back then. Things change!" What a travesty of truth! We treat the words of our Creator as ancient fiction. No wonder we are in a mess.
The only other President to come close to meeting God's standards of good business practice was Ronald Reagan and no one finds much fault with him. He was handsome and winsome. Donald J Trump did not cut a wide swatch of winsomeness. He just went full speed ahead and "Damn the Torpedos".
We miss quality by looking at appearance and mannerisms and we lose, big time. But, there is still hope for America! There are some very bright folks who are doing what we need to hear. Dinesh, Mark, Tucker, Victor and Hillsdale College, to name a few. I'm sorry they weren't all Aggies!
I must suggest that all Former Students, who hold to traditional Aggie standards, check out the latest from the Rudder Association. We are in a diversity war and the very fiber that makes Texas A&M special is under threat, starting with "fish camp". Get the nitty at https://impactretreat.com.
And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.
James G Austin '69