I know in this blog I am straying from a connection to skiing but certainly commenting from the perspective of a geezer that has seen too much of good and evil for more than eight decades.
From a newsletter that I read produced in the Writer's Almanac here is a quote for today. March 9, 2022.
"t was on this day in 1933 that newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt called a special session of Congress and began the first hundred days of enacting his New Deal legislation. For the next several months, bills were passed almost daily, beginning with the Emergency Banking Act, followed by federal programs such as the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation."
This item struck a chord in my soul. Whatever you might think of Roosevelt I hope you can recognize he was a man for his time to bring our country of the United State of America out of the depression and leave enduring legacies we appreciate daily in our lives. How thankful we should be that there was a person to lead the way for good in the world. For the most part he wielded his immense influence and power for the good of our world. It is a striking testimony that a good person with immense power can combat evils.
In our current situation with the invasion of Ukraine by a power mad authoritarian Putin there is the illustration of how power invested in an evil man can wreak havoc, mayhem and death on so many innocent people. I have read that power has the ability to corrupt and absolute power can lead to total corruption. What a tragedy it is when the citizens of any country fail in their responsibility to curb evil authoritarians. I weep for the world may be leaving to my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wake up world! I fear the stupidity of the human race may send us to extinction!