The group contained a world renowned artist that counts President Bush and his family as intimate friends and another artist who is extremely close to Billy Graham and his family. So it seemed appropriate this conversation take place, especially after the tragedy of 9/11 still playing on repeat and haunting our memories…and our future.
The most intriguing aspect of the candid and private conversation was although a couple of religious leaders emerged after a lengthy discussion, there emerged no political figure that the cohort as a whole would trust to lead us through a global catastrophe.
The conversation soon turned to the question—Why is there such a dearth of trustworthy leaders in both religious and political fields?
Where are our religious and political leaders?
Where are men and women such as George Washington, Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Phillis Wheatley, Martin Luther King and Billy Graham?
Why do we not have heroes any longer?
Could it be that the incessant leveling of the playing field, i.e., could this celebration and rewarding of mediocrity finally have caught up with our country?
Could the educational and governmental penalization of ambition, success and free enterprise have finally assassinated, exiled or laid to rest the great and mighty among us?
In the immortal and imperative words of Ayn Rand in her epic work Atlas Shrugged:
“Who is John Galt?”
So I ask YOU…
What One Leader From Each The Political & Religious World Would You Trust During A Global Catastrophe?