Today I set up a page on this blog dedicated to the speeches and events that accompanied Obama’s debut at the United Nations. https://franksummers3ba.wordpress.com/polls/obamas-speech-at-the-united-nations-historic-milestone/
I think that link has some relevant things to say which I will not repeat here, but what I do say here is realted to that page’s text. This has been a rainy day that followed going to a wake and involved slogging through ankle deep water on what is almost always dry land so it is perhaps not so unusual that I am in a rather dark and pensive mood. Each year the world seems a little further from appealing in many ways. Yet I do sense that my own life is moving in its own path as I think of all that is being daily decided and which does not mesh all that well with my own sense of priorities. Pesident Barak Hussein Obama has declared today that we should not “accept the legitimacy of continued Jewish settlements” that is not the sort of thing one should have to look for context to define.
He has zero credibility as anythiong other than what he appears to be a destroyer of Israel if he is allowed to be such. I am a real grown-up in a way that not so high a percentage of people are and I am not naive that Israel does not need to evolve — it surely does and so do her people. The world does really need change in my view. His comments about women and girls were rather oddly worded and I think that Obama has done all he could do to show whose side he is on and it is not the side of this country. He is eager to trade away any advantage in return for nothing.
Well anyway it was a rough day. But perhaps too rough to see it as clearly as I should. Tomorrow, I may try to find the transcript and think it over, we’ll see. The world gets on towards the end of the poker game where winning and losing are the only options left. We have much to resolve. I am inclined to want to pursue the policies laid out in this blog. Posts like Novus Ordo Seclorum appeal to me. But it is all relative. Some nights one goes to bed knowing that one is not likely to get real happy in any likely scenario.