Every year at Christmas time I reread Dickens' A Christmas Carol or watch the movie featuring George C. Scott. I have done this since 1965. This year (2017) as I watched the movie I thought of a bunch of people who I believe are real-life Scrooges, and not a one of them has a chance at redemption. In the 52 years that I have done this I have never had this experience before. Very sad.