I’m rereading Martin Jacques’ “When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order.” With The Grand Banana Republic and Western Europe in such steep decline you’d have to be a fool to disagree with this book’s theme.
If it ever came to the choice of supporting overly militarized police or putting up with riots I’ll go with the former situation.
I’ve recognized a limit to my cynicism: I have come to the conclusion that Robin Williams did not commit suicide for the attendant publicity.
All presidents eventually find their true calling: Bill Clinton found his with interns, Cowboy-hatted Bush found his clearing brush from his ranch, and Obama’s legacy of expertise lies on the golf course.
By the way, I’m currently building a spaceship in my garage to escape the Earth and head to a better planet. I’ll tweet when I get there.