Friday, October 20, 2017

Gen Kelly -- Gold Star father (with a second son in action . . . ) -- sobers the White House Press Corps on calling families of those killed in action

Sometimes, sobering reality has a power all of its own. 

Here -- video, NYT transcript -- is Gen. Kelly of the US Marine Corps and White House Chief of Staff on making the call to next of kin of those killed in action:

His key comment (made to US President Trump): "sir, there’s nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families . . . "

Let us understand, and -- if it is possible at this late stage in the death spiral of a civilisation -- let us learn sobriety once more. END