Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leader of the Free World

The new president in 2013 is going to have one huge mess on his/hers hands. Obama's goals are looking more like he wants to neuter the United States. He sort of reminds me of an obese teenage girl looking in the mirror and wanting to see a slender version of herself. But there is the world of dreams then there is the world of reality. The world of reality must always be addressed first.

So while Obama was racking up more symbolic 'firsts' to quench his ego by chairing the Security Council and passing a meaningless pipe dream from his father, Sarkozy steps up and assumes the title of Leader of The Free World:

“We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”

“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.


nanc said...

nancson is eating this one up

IOpian said...

I do hope people see that Obama's Kumbaya policy was the subject of his college work. For most people these are idealistic days to look back on with a certain fondness of a time when the worries of the day wasn't a burden. Then we go out into the real world of work and endure its realities and disappointments.

In exchange for the loss of childish dreams we gain things like character, perseverance and a well-tempered armor from the things life hurls at you. Only time and experience can build these.

Unfortunately for Obama he never subjected himself to that. He still dwells in his days where he was protected from the world of taking chances, losing, dust yourself off and charge at it a again. There were no challenges to temper his armor, no character building scars except those he creates in his books.

So he's lacking twenty years of life lessons a fifty year-old ought to have acquired in half a century. He still doesn't seem to understand that life isn't fair.

He hasn't come to understand that Alinsky is fine for domestic political struggles but Machiavelli is far better suited to advise on how to survive in a world of predators where it is far safer to be feared than admired.