I am told, however, that there is now a new custom in the land, a practice which originated with one of your 21st century inventions, that is, in "the movies." The movie in particular was called "Groundhog Day," and featured an actor named #BillMurray.
In his classic performance, Mr. Murray introduced the idea of a Groundhog Day that never ends — that is, all of the events of the previous 24 hours repeat themselves. Over and over and over and over again! Without divulging too much of the story, and giving away what you moderns call a "spoiler," suffice it to say that this cycle is not broken until Murray has a change of heart, an awakening, or as the philosophers and playwrights say, an "epiphany."
So here's my new idea, an invention that I dreamed up as my improvement on this Murray-esque Groundhog Day legend: If we could all simply repeat the events of the last 365 days (24 hours would not be enough, my friends), and then, as in the movie, bring about a change in the ultimate outcome of history, can you imagine where we'd be today?
This new Groundhog scenario might be the answer to all our current political problems. And forget that business about six more weeks of winter... prepare for 365 days of peace, love, liberty, prosperity, and sunshine.
And then we fade out on a shot of Washington, DC., where everyone is friends again (well, almost. Nothing is perfect!)
Your humble servant,
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