They say chivalry is dead.
Hubby and I have watched the campaign coverage from two polarized news networks (NBC and Fox), numerous political advertisements, and three presidential debates. Maybe chivalry isn’t deceased, but it’s certainly not rewarded in a world that proclaims that the ruder, more boorish, and slimier liar the “winner” because he “scored more points” in a debate.
I personally don’t want a man with no manners or morals to run our country, even if that’s what it takes to win these days. Lily Tomlin wisely said: “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”
Encarta defines chivalry as: “the combination of qualities expected of the ideal medieval knight, especially courage, honor, loyalty, and consideration for others, especially women (italics mine).” Perhaps our modern society isn’t as progressive as we like to think.
I certainly hope that chivalry isn’t dead because we’re in dire need of some gallant knights. There are wrongs to right, maidens to rescue, dragons to slay!
“Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God, the gift of just rule to the crown prince. May he judge your people rightly, be honorable to your meek and lowly.” –PSALM 72:1-2