Regret and Rejoice

Lets play a little game that I know call “Regret and Rejoice”.  I regret not posting an update yesterday to my blog.  I rejoice that this morning my mind thought cloudy and numb, is alert enough to come up with a post.  I regret staying up so late, cause my mind is foggy now.  Yet I rejoice since I overslept yesterday evening and still managed to perform most of the tasks I sat out for myself.  Still, I regret not coming up with saner sleep/wake schedules that would avoid my crashing and sleeping at strange times.  I should rejoice since I probably won’t have to think too much and maybe can reset my errant schedule today.

I regret that the first two pieces of news I heard of today is that of the anniversary of Tiananmen Square and the finding of debris of the recently disappeared jetliner.  I rejoice that the Chinese enjoy more freedom today than before.  I regret that the Chinese government still does evil to its society.  I rejoice that in the West, we can talk freely about and remember the massacre.  I regret that in China, no one seems to remember or care.  I rejoice that parts of the plane were found in the ocean today.  I regret that this story happened, I’d rather hear no such story and have all the parts of the plane and its passenger landed safely in their intended destination.

I rejoice that I can end this silly post now, and now will finally catch up on work yet not done.

25th Anniversary of Martial Law in Poland

December 13, 1981. General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared Poland (then still part of the Warsaw Pact) under martial law. The Communist secret service arrested hundreds of Poles. Many died for a free Poland.

25 years later, things have changed slowly. Though many ex-members of the Communist Party, secret service and collaborators still walk freely and some even take up government positions, the sacrifice of many has not gone to waste. The current government is taking great steps to bring those responsible to justice.

I salute those who stood up to the injustice, corruption and evil of the Communist Party. And I thank you for fighting for my country.