No bar joke

On Wednesday, January 20, three men, one Black, one Hispanic, and one Jewish,[1] walked onto the Senate floor and, standing in a united row, raised their right hands and, responding affirmatively to an oath administered by the Vice President of the United States, the President of the Senate,[2] herself a person of color and of Asian descent (meaning that this day was the first day of a woman holding so high a national American office and, thus, the last day when Americans can say it never hath been so), were sworn in to this sacred role of governance.

Not a joke.

Not a dream.

A reality.


Photograph: Courtesy of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) video


[1] The three men, respectively, Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (Georgia), Alejandro Padilla (Caifornia), and Thomas Jonathan Ossoff (Georgia).

[2] Kamala Devi Harris

4 thoughts on “No bar joke

  1. Hallelujah! Amen! So glad it’s not a joke.


    1. My dear Karen, I, too, am glad, immensely, that what occurred on the Senate floor is no joke. And it strikes me that in the timely contemporaneity — with the insurrectionist assault on the Capitol building two weeks prior — of the swearing in of Senators Warnock, Padilla, and Ossoff by Vice President Harris, it was and is, at the most, a manifestation of a pendular swing of human history in the direction of long-sought, long-denied justice. And, at the least, is was an evidence of a course-correction. May it be so.


  2. Amen, indeed!


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