The positive and lengthy feedback in response to ‘Dreams of our future’ – many miniature blogs in their own right – has urged me to further goad this discussion . . .
Verily, the 44th President has sutured the fragmented political ideology inherent within us and for that he deserves immense credit, but as they say ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ (should have stuck that one in your inaugural address Barack) and as far as I’m aware, they’re still adding to it now, which begs the question . . . ‘In such a heterogeneous world, is it possible to build a global society that works for everyone?’
Considering history’s 100% failure to accomplish this task (last time I looked out the window to check, I still had to squint through a smeared pigeon shit to gaze upon a miserable, grey hued dystopia), I’d have to say no, in which case, what is the best we can hope for?
Barack Obama has a monumental task before him – faltering economy, global warming, intractable wars, the many nations and people that hate America – but in response to this final and, I think, most important point, he has started with gusto, namely by pledging to close the revolting pimple of injustice that is, Guantanamo Bay. I would have expected no less from anyone but a sociopath, although this should not undermine the bravery of the decision – after all, renewed with hate from years of confinement and torture, one terrorist act committed by a former detainee could tip the scales of popularity firmly against him in America’s eyes . . . perhaps too far to return from.
Unfortunately though, clearing up these piles of crap, left behind by the previous occupants of the White House, is likely to be an unsavoury, yet ongoing activity for the new president. I just hope that if Barack Obama does manage the seemingly impossible and eviscerate all the mess from the past 8 years, the scent does not continue to linger.
Your thoughts dear friends?