Do you believe in Emerson's conviction that Americans sometimes fail to see the best of our own people and in their own best hours and in their own best thoughts?
Ever since 911 and wars we waged since then, terror reigned supreme. It has obscured our focus on what America really stands for to the world. Too many times, an indictment turns into a declaration of war between race, sex and whatever one can name it for the worst in us.
Today, this particular reflection is prompted by Temple Univ. Physics Dept. Chair, Dr. Xi xiaoxing being accused of 4 counts of wire fraud and notice of forfeiture in an indictment unsealed in eastern district court of Pennsylvania of US of A this Thursday.