Far easier, I guess, to take a "lightning rod" single individual and use these primitave concepts of "leadership" to blame everything on
whoever happens to be sitting in the oval office at the moment. But this really is a very mistaken and distorted view of things. THe president has a
certain amount of power, but his hands are increasingly tied by big industry, big pharma, big agriculture, military contractors, bankers, foreign
creditors, and so on...look to these power blocs. THey are the real "men behind the curtain."
I haven't been able to find the quote but one of the presidents said something to the effect of, the first thing you learn as president is how little
power you really have.
To fault a president for not being able to do every little thing is just silly and childish.
No president, ever, has been able to get every agenda passed the way they want.
The wall they are up against is massive, and it is lined by 435+ people who have their own agenda.
And to blame all problems of the world on one person is not only unhealthy, but unrealistic and is just using a person they never met as a
And my biggest beef? That Americans whine and moan that things are so awful right now, that we are going to hell in a handbasket, when they have no
idea how good they have it.
I have had friends from Nigeria tell me that women in their country get hit if they cross their legs with a man in the room because it is
I had a friend from India who moved her just so she could have the right to an education.
I have a coworker who was from Russia, who had to flee Chernobyl to keep his pregnant wife safe, and then left a corrupted Russia.
I have coworkers from Iran, no need to explain there.
I have a grandfather with lung cancer because when he was little, his teenage brothers had to work in refineries, and brought caustic dust home on
I have a best friend whose father died of cancer from agent orange.
When I went to Jamaica, I would see children going to school in what was basically three cinderblock walls, to go home to a hut built out of whatever
debris was found on the shore. while the rich folks had mansions on the hill.
When the immigrants came on ellis island, the children had to start working in teh factories at 8 years old, for 60 hours a week.
There are millions of children now making your cheap toasters in China.
Children in Iraq are either starving, or developing obesity problems, because they can't even leave their homes to go to school for fear of being
There are women being raped in Africa and being told by their governments that it didn't happen and they are not allowed to tell anyone about it.
One word: Congo
One word: Sudan
Those are people who come from bad situations.
Stop acting like the US is one of them.