Kid Various just stumbled upon a quote appropos for a our troubled times.
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most greivous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy."Winston Churchill's response to his public was not "Just keep shopping..."
Can we ever hope to match the seriousness of purpose with which those peope faced existential threat, that we could have a politician say THAT to us?