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Observations of More at Work than the Libyan (and other causes of unrest) Diversion

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in response to reader comment: Very astute observation - and by the way - I am American - just happen to live in exile.

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 11, 2011 at 12:07

In the previous post, the brevity of the observation was for two reasons; expedience of time and efficiency of thought. That it might be characterized as being astute may have a duality of affect, since it was purposefully left open-ended for a variety of other reasons I did not feel were ready for discussion, and for a reluctance to reach a conclusion I did not care for.

In your response there are similarities of thought with others who have posited an idea of the various inadequacies of the current holder of the presidential office; that the apparent inability to govern in a way that promotes true American values seems left wanting and thereby the people who depend on the government for leadership (even the ones who have becomes dependent upon the dole) are left in the lurch for the lack of someone who has the American people's trust.

I am not so inclined to attribute naiveté or the perception of inexperience; nor to level an allegation of a law degree mentality without real time law experience as a liability for doing what is currently being done in the executive office. Congress is filled with just that sort of 'talent;' and many have managed to make careers of ineptitude and outright deception and still get elected.

America has made an entry into sinister times, having been involved in actions around the world that should have attracted the attention of those in power that should have heeded the warning signs, but did not for the lack of perception that all is not well, both internally as well as externally. To rely on America's world class military alone to exert the interests of America abroad is no longer a viable tool when in collaboration with a diplomatic mission mentality that consorts with lesser intentioned international competitors and not merely takes for granted the true alliances of a truly friendly nation, but spurns its friend for a political expedience of a questionable nature. And as the evidence is well manifest, the economic engine is sputtering in more common than uncommon moments, leading to a supposition that too many have come to; that we need to get it right, but cannot get the powers that be to do the right thing.

You mention being an expatriate (maybe that's an extreme), and there are many reasons that might be seemingly be the place to be, instead of here in America. Never having left the mainland for more than a few days in any given time frame decades long, I cannot imagine what it is going to be like when the possible time comes that one will never be able to return. I have witnessed the significant changes over these past decades and now come to a realization that unless and until there is a return to the basic premises that formed this nation, never returning will actually become a reality.

The current American Administrative Executive does indeed have an agenda, that progress in the name of progressive mindset that is in the undercurrent political streambed (remember what they say about still waters? – now we are in the rapids), is the force that has control. The polemics that have been the mainstream methodology in running and governing this nation are going to be the cause of so much strife in the future that it has no immediate means to extricate the American people from the extreme circumstances that out-of-control politics has placed them. It is no wonder that the political situation in Wisconsin looks so very similar to the unrest that gripped Egypt. Think there are no similarities there?

No, do not make the mistake that naïveté is at play; au contraire: there is reason; and reason enough to understand that much is at play and America, indeed the world, has seen nothing of its true fate, yet.

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