Our President- Elect is a good man. Good people are rare and among politicians they are endangered species. The very fact that the national mechanism spilled out a good man to govern tells us about the time: those are dismal to say the least. Our nation is experiencing a convulsion. Same convulsion as it experienced in 1861 when a good man Lincoln came to power or in 1932 when FDR took the office. There seems to be the law of the human society- when times demand good men are there. We should be very happy for that feature of Humanity.
Good man, what does that mean? Evil people always claim to be good ones. I am sure if we ask GW or Cheney privately they would consider themselves good people, they would say yes. John McCain seemingly was going to ‘defeat evil’ in his unfortunate rant during the interview with the pastor. Of course, Sarah Palin and Laura Bush, Ronald Reagan and even Richard Nixon would have vehemently defended their ‘goodness in heart’. Michelle Bachman, that abomination in skirt had just demonstrated that ability in all its unfortunate power. They all think they are good.
Not Obama. All his life, all his achievements, all his demeanor proves to those who want to see that he, being a cognitive person is permanently in self- doubt. He evaluates and reevaluates himself again and again and most likely among those criteria there is one- would he look in the eyes of Sasha and Malia if only they knew.. Lincoln was like that and FDR and that is the ONE AND ONLY specific feature of the good person: you know that you are nothing but human, you know that your cause is just and you take responsibility for your actions including the simple thing that goodness is not for you to define. It is the privilege of the people. As I said, Lincoln and FDR did not consider themselves good people. We the People defined them that way. And the criterion is SERVING US.
Obama is a good man in my eyes and he is on the road to prove that goodness to the people of America, our nation. This is the nation which is bitterly divided, insecure, arrogant, dangerous, anomalous, full of problems and reeling from the abuse. What would be the first step of a good man? National security, of course. But what is that? How can we feel secure? Logic dictates unequivocally that the ONE and only way for the nation to feel secure is for the people to know that the services and offices appropriate actually do their job to protect us, all of us, that they are professionals, that they are loyal to us, the people and that they earn their money honestly and lawfully SERVING US. That’s what we need. And that means we are the employers and they are our employees, not vice- versa. National Security is the security of the people, not of the govt and not of the officials.
In practice it means that we need good people to serve us. A good man is at the helm now and he must show an example. He thus has to find, cultivate, breed the good people, cadres, honest, cognitive professionals to come out of the closets where they’ve been hiding since Bush and Co. had destroyed the very fabric of the professionalism. We NEED THE POWER OF THE QUALIFIED! WE NEED HONEST PEOPLE IN ALL BRANCHES. WE NEED REAL DIPLOMATS, REAL INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE, REAL MILITARY, REAL GOVERNMENT. Institutions do not matter. People do. The time of delusion is over. Honest work for honest pay is again the primary slogan of America. The good man is at the helm. Give us our National Security. We need it.