The Pulse of Events

We interrupt your regularly scheduled episode of Sweet Meteor of Death to bring you this musical interlude.
I really miss Tim Russert.  He died eight years ago in the run up to the 2008 election, near the end of the primary season. I know he was a bad Catholic, but he was a lot better than most, especially in the District, and he was likeable.
I also really miss Meet the Press, which has never been the same without Russert. I haven’t watched an episode in at least five years.
But mostly I miss our country.  We still had one in 2008.
The theme from Meet the Press is a tight 90 seconds of John Williams brilliance.  It’s called The Pulse of Events, part of a longer suite called “The Mission”, from which NBC has used various elements as themes for its Nightly News, Today Show, etc.

Great, right?  The structure reminds me of another of my favorite bits from Williams:  The throne scene from the original Star Wars movie.  Please permit just another 105 seconds of geek squad:
Anyway, as all things diabolical continue to accelerate, and the Pulse of Events ever quickens, stay frosty, my friends. We are rushing headlong toward political, financial, and ecclesial collapse. Sprinting. Keep your powder dry, and keep plenty of it. Go to the range. Take some tactical courses. Go to Confession. Educate the people you are closest to.
And remember, in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph.

One thought on “The Pulse of Events”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Church, Country, etc.
    One quick question: I understand that we have 2nd Ammendment rights to bear arms, and I definitely see the advantage to law abiding citizens carrying firearms with them in public especially in this age of Muslim Terror attacks (I personally don’t since I have four very small children and think the risk of an accident is greater than the benefit, but I’m glad other people do). However, I always see references to obtaining guns when the topic of government take over comes up. Can you explain your thoughts on what exactly we will do with these guns in the face of the government take over of our lives? It is difficult for me to see that one puny fire arm is going to do anything to change the course of our individual future, whatever God has planned for us, since the weapons the government has are so much more powerful and invasive. I am not trying to be rude, I just want to see what ya’ll see. Thanks!

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