As some of you may know, I submit quantities of pieces and sometimes I'm on target and sometimes I miss the mark (interestingly, "missing the mark" is one of the etymologies of "sinning" -- kind of interesting).
But I'm already digressing. Trust me; the above question is totally sincere. I analyze this and challenge that and learn tons of things from other submissions, but in my heart of hearts I'm now really adrift.
Sometimes I am filled with confidence that we are finally on the right track, and then Obama does something so moronic it makes him virtually a clone of George Bush.
However, I'm doing my best to keep the faith and God knows the man inherited so much governmental insanity and brokenness he can only do so much so fast, so I keep trying to give him the benefit of the doubt that at least he has good intentions and perhaps knows what he's doing more than I frequently give him credit for.
But in the larger picture, Obama (good, bad, or otherwise) is a minor variable in the vast complex of what I call The Beast (i.e., mentally ill religious fanatics, the lunatic right wing fringe of every country on the Earth, and parasitical, vampire elites).
In short, what I'm groping for is for us to "begin where we are" and not get distracted with wishful thinking (or counterproductive despair), so may I ask you to share with me your deep, deep sense about the infrastructure of human civilization, or more specifically, the infrastructure of what used to be our country (if it ever was "ours").
Take Iceland, for example. My God, what a horror show. Look what the elite/bankers did to that pitiful country. It's like watching hyenas strip what's left of a kill.
All this bail out insanity doesn't seem to be something Obama is fundamentally dealing with at all. But again, more generally, it seems like Obama is being bounced like a ball by American banks and their astronomically rich backers.