With the holiday season upon us, we at Impressions of America wanted to establish something once and for all, to provide a firm stance behind which we stand united. It’s important to us this year, as it is every year and all year round, to come together with our loved ones ideologically and to stand for the values and convictions that make us who we are. If you can’t stand behind your opinions, your values, the things that get you out of bed in the morning to say, “Good morning, America,” then what is the point?
We at Impressions want you, the people, to be able to take solace in the transparency of our podcast and brand; we want you to know that what we say, what we write, we mean it. Our dear listeners, nay, our dear friends, you should have peace of mind knowing our position is not only on your side always, but also on the side of truth, in opposition to vitriol which exists solely to tear us apart, to separate loved ones on the basis of baseless rumours, hearsay, divisive obstruction of objective certitude.
As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his First Inaugural Address on the chilly DC morning of Saturday March 4, 1933 in the wake of the Great Depression and the shadow of the White House, “This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today.” It is time to make our stand on what truly matters. It is time to follow in FDR’s immortal path and honestly face the conditions in our world which may seek to threaten the very holiday season we seek to enjoy without hostility or fear.
We at Impressions of America speak boldly, speak honestly, and speak frankly when we proclaim that Die Hard (1988) is a Christmas film.