There is no longer a mystery about the behavior of Barack Obama in his role as President of the United States of America. The last time we Americans elected a college professor to the presidency was in 1912 when former Princeton University Professor Woodrow Wilson gained the White House. Just like former Professor Barack Obama, Wilson had some excellent ideas and did get important laws passed. But, like all college professors he much preferred giving lectures to the students who were the American people rather than engaging with them in an interactive debate. Wilson spoke TO people and he spoke Down to people. Barack Obama has the mind of a college professor, he gives the lecture, students take notes, and feed back to him what he said. If they fail to grasp what he said, tough luck, he always speaks clearly in his lectures and failure to understand what he said lies with the listener.
The one lesson we Americans who want a just society can learn from electing a college professor is never to do this again. Barack Obama never grasped the symbolism which is part of being President. He proceeded on HIS program regardless of whether he had persuaded Americans it was the right program. Instead of simply extending Medicare to all Americans, he invented a convoluted program known as the Affordable Care Act which even today, most do not understand. A great President is a great POLITICIAN. This was never understood by Obama. He, like most young Americans, regards POLITICS as something dirty. America comprises vast space and vast numbers of people. They must be organized and that includes compromise and paying attention to diverse needs and goals. College professors are always in charge and if you do not do what they want, the letter grade, F will ensue. In Politics, the letter grade, F, is given to the professor!
We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.
China, China Daily: “Free Lie Tests”
Only in modern China!
Norway, Norway Post: “Flu Campaign Gets Under Way”
If successful, everyone will have the flu!
Canada, Toronto Star: “Spreading The Word”
In America that means nonstop spreading the word of ignorance about why you should be elected!
USA, aol: “Pay Back The Money”
In America, Wall Street only knows to pay themselves your money!
Russia, Moscow Times: “Heated Benches For Winter”
In Putinland, at least your ass is having a good time!
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Iraq is a society which has become a failed one. Violence is the norm in this alleged “nation.” Since the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld sent American troops into a country about which they knew nothing people in that area of the world has experienced nonstop violence. This is the reality of what we term, IRAQ:
1.There are three groups who inhabit this area of the world–Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis.
2. Each of these groups simply wants to be left alone to govern themselves.
3. If this place termed, Iraq, was simply divided into three nations, the violence would end.
How about creation of the nation of Kurdistan, the nation of Sunniland, and the nation of Shiiteland?
The basic mistake of our dynamic trio was failing to understand that the concept of a Federation of three nations was the solution. Instead they imposed a nation upon three disparate groups of people. For some reason the Obama administration has continued the idiotic program of the Bush administration of refusing to allow Kurds to have their own nation. Barack, Kurds do NOT wish to be part of Iraq. Just end the American idea that we can enter any area of the world and impose on it our ideas of “nation” and “democracy!” We did this in Afghanistan and failed and we continue this in Iraq and fail. Stupidity is continuing behavior over and over that is not solving a problem.
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