Washington, DC, November 28, 2010: Wow, our President doesn't give up easily does he?
I was greeted by this information about President Obama back to playing basketball on my AOL desktop this morning (that and South Park are where I get all my knowledge) and my first thought is, "hey, wait a minute aren't we on the verge of a world war?"
Does President Obama really have time to play basketball, shouldn't he be with his top aides and military leaders trying to figure out how to resolve this problem with North Korea?
We can't just send an aircraft carrier over to troubled waters and hope to scare a lunatic into submission. Judging from North Korea's past performance, they will more likely try to seize it or hit it with some of those Sunburn missiles they probably were supplied with by China.
Then it jogs my memory to recall all the recent speeches and trips all over the world by President Obama (which in my opinion have been without substance and totally worthless.)
Does he really have time for all this? Shouldn't he be working hard to resolve all of our problems here in the U.S.? You know, the unemployment, the housing market, the dollar becoming more worthless?
But then the other side of my brain says: "Wait a minute, please don't touch these things, it was government involvement that created these problems in the first place!"
I think back to President Richard M. Nixon who preferred to stay in his office and work, rather than travel around and talk to the people and our last President Bush who did some speeches but probably shouldn't have. There's a lot to be said for the idea that "the less you say, the smarter you appear."
Then the truth sinks in, of course, how could I have been so stupid all these years? How could we be so foolish to think that the President of the United States is actually there to make policy and run the country? If this was the case, we would really be in bad shape considering the skills of the Presidents we've had lately!
No, the President comes in for his four years as a PR man, a front man, a juggler to distract us from what is really going on, someone to put on a good front for the country.
While, in the meantime, the forces that really run this country are busy quietly doing their work. And maybe this is not too bad, for better or worse, I think I'd rather have this country run by someone a lot smarter, whoever they are, than the Presidents we've had in this country!
I have this nagging thought that our Presidential elections are just a circus to distract us, and that for the most part, it doesn't matter who gets in, the results will be the same. They will do the bidding of the real forces running our country.
And if they don't go along, they will be replaced by someone who will. It's interesting that there were so many folks from the CIA in Dallas on the day of the tragic John F. Kennedy assassination.
And what about that Watergate break in that ended Nixon's term? Weren't those CIA agents involved in that? Could they have set him up? Did the break-in fail on purpose?
It may sound crazy, but I have this feeling that our latest President Bush may have decided to standup to some of these forces running things and came close to being replaced till he came to his senses.
During the 9/11 attack on our country, I got this feeling that he was sent to different parts of the country to keep him out of the way, rather than to protect him. Too many things didn't add up.
It's strange what weird ideas we get. Oh well, I'm confident that our country will be able to survive all the challenges that it faces in today's world. The American people possess a personal strength and independence unequaled in history.