Brian Williams, an NBC news anchor, is leaving MSNBC. Some of his final comments quoted here. His warning for our nation is dire. If we’re paying attention, we are seeing what he says before our very eyes.
‘My biggest worry is for my country. The truth is, I’m not a liberal or a conservative. I’m an institutionalist. I believe in this place. And in my love of my country, I yield to no one.
‘But the darkness on the edge of town has spread to the main roads and highways and neighborhoods. It’s now at the local bar, and the bowling alley, at the school board, and the grocery store. And it must be acknowledged and answered for.’
Williams continued: ‘Grown men and women who swore an oath to our Constitution, elected by their constituents possessing the kinds of college degrees I could only dream of have decided to join the mob and become something they are not while hoping we somehow forget who they were.
‘They’ve decided to burn it all down – with us inside. That should scare you to no end as much as it scares an aging volunteer fireman.’
“The reality is, though, I will wake up tomorrow in America of the year 2021, a nation unrecognizable to those who came before us and fought to protect it. Which is what you must do now.”