Meantime, you will see Democrats struggle to win electoral support for at least another ten years, if they do not engage in reasonable efforts to correct the bizarre series of mistakes they made when they adopted an MIT professor’s recommendations to reform the whole country’s health care system according to a vision sprouted from the People’s Republic of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
I haven’t seen an actual plan anywhere. Let’s put Kerry and Trump in a room together with Putin, and see if they can come up with something. That would be a trip. President ‘yeah we have a problem here’ Obama may drop by occasionally to see how they’re doing.
The world needs leadership from a source that stands for just and free interactions, but people under threats of force see no candidates. Where will ethical leadership originate? What authoritative and respected state, acting with integrity, could possibly restore peace at this point?
Solid, plainly stated wisdom from our chess team captain holds as well for international conflict: play the position on the board. Find the best move. If you lose the current game, you can set up the pieces and play again. Many players have won when they thought they might lose, if they just find the best move at each turn. You cannot let difficult situations make you discouraged, reckless, or over-cautious. Counter your opponent’s initiatives; develop initiatives of your own. Never give up, until you have a clear outcome. These lessons apply to successful competition in chess, and to successful competition in war.
We put the match to the forest in 2003, and added loads of accelerant to guarantee spectacular failure. Normally, an arsonist is not well equipped to extinguish a fire. The fire stops when the fuel is gone. The fire stops when everything that can burn is destroyed. Stand back.
The election is in five days. I find myself hoping more and more that the president won’t win. It is …