reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
It's a bit of a paradox, this notion of government and leadership, and I agree with the OP and others here that Obama's "star power" is ridiculous and
absurd, just like the tabloid-esque rantings of talking heads on CNN and Fox news, it's like a circus these days, and the people, they seem to be
viewed by their own government as some sort of collectivist, dumbed down herd and Obama, he plays right into this, even dumbing down his language and
intonation depending on the crowd, it's all ridiculous and I can't stand it, and I'm not even an America citizen, and of course our prime Minister
Stephen Harper, he's as slick and self-serving a political operative as they come.
In truth, the sense I have is that they don't really know what they are doing, and for the most part are just putting on a show, trying to look and
sound like they have all our best interests at heart, when in truth they're just as lost as the next guy!
It would be funny if it wasn't squeezing the people dry and sucking out the marrow from an increasingly outdated "civilization".
It's Civility that is being lost, and by Civillity I mean - consciously motivated organizational behavior that is ethical in submission to the highest
principal of truth, justice and freedom and equality for one and all, and equal opportunity for one and all ie: the opportunity to pursue the
"American dream" whatever that might be for each individual.
But again, economic viability of the nation as a whole is also vital in order for those mutual best interests to be upheld and maintained.
It's all part of the paradox of responsible leadership.
You can't just be anti-Obama or anti-government however just because government is "bad".
That said, they shouldn't be flying armed drones over the continental USA or deploying the armed forces on the homeland as a defense against the
people as a prospective enemy, either.
1st things 1st the size of the government, and the military industrial establishment, along with the Pentagon budget, ought to be cut in HALF.
Anyway, I'm rambling here and in the process don't look all that bright myself!
edit on 17-5-2012 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)