Monday Ministerial Musings
By Rev. Mark William Ennis
Blog Number 45
December 28, 2020
Persons of the Year?
I have been a subscriber to Time Magazine since the 1970’s. In high school I took a class that examined current global political issues. Our textbook was Time Magazine. I discovered that a subscription was cheaper than buying copies weekly at the newsstand. Since I enjoyed reading it, I’ve been subscribing since then. I always look forward to the person/person(s) of the year issue. Some years I have agreed with the selection. Other years I haven’t. This year I’m appalled by the selection. I am even considering writing a letter of protest to Time. Biden and Harris are persons of the year? Really? I believe that this was a dumb selection.
Traditionally this award has been given to the person(s) who have done the most to influence events of the year. What has Biden or Harris done to influence the events of this year? The two won an election two months before the year came to an end. That is not a whole lot of influence over world events. So, who might I pick for this honor?
Perhaps Dr. Fauci, who was a major part of Donald Trump’s Covid task force.
Maybe the pharmacology companies who developed the Covid vaccine.
Perhaps the scientists who invented the Covid-19 inoculation.
My personal favorite for this award is the frontline health care workers who cared for the sick and the dying. Some of these workers died because of their efforts.
With these candidates for this award, why would Time magazine even consider Biden and Harris for this award. Many of my friends have accused the national media of being “leftward leaning.” With this award I can’t help but wonder if these people are correct.
In my mind, the health care workers are really the “persons of the year,” and I will always treat them as such. Certainly Biden and Harris are unworthy of this award.
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