…come from this excerpt from CBS’ interview with Bill Barr:
Asked by CBS News’ Jan Crawford about concerns over his reputation for defending the president amid ongoing probes into the administration’s alleged ties to the Russian government and claims that Mr. Trump obstructed justice, Barr appeared indifferent.
“I am at the end of my career,” Barr said. “Everyone dies and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?”
One of the disadvantages of a country so powerful, so rich and so advanced is that we’ve lost the sense of mortality that previous generations, living in times when reminders of mortality were ever-present, couldn’t avoid. It made them as a whole stronger, wiser and more centered on what matters.
Barr seems to have figured it out while others, even with great advantages never did.
I wonder what impressionable millennial who have never heard this kind of person unfiltered or unspun before. It should be interesting.