(an employer’s message to President – Elect Barack Obama)
In the Y2002 courageous Wendell Berry, the Hero of the US had written ‘The Citizen’s Response’ to the Bush madness. Anyone can read it now at http://www.quietspaces.com/wendellberry.html
Unfortunately, that was after the President- Select had bared his fangs and all the President’s buttkissers had already lined up for the brownnosing, murder and thievery. This time we have a new era and a new hope. We do have a President-Elect, seemingly intelligent, smart, bright young man. He comes to us with a banner of hope. It is thus paramount to set the record straight from the start and explain to our new employee what we expect from him. This one most possibly will listen.
Congratulations, you are hired. It was a tough process and I admire your tenacity and your stamina. You went through the grueling campaign and emerged seemingly the same as before. That’s commendable. Now, after you have inspected the Residence we, the people had allocated for our Chief Headservant it is time to wake up and smell the coffee. Please read the following attentively because that would be the only time I, Joe- Citizen will explain to you what are my expectations. Next time you will hear from me in four years.
- The commercial is wrong.
I am talking about that idiotic commercial currently shown on TV. It states, ‘Obama, you are ready to lead and we are ready to help.’ Not a chance, Barry. We are ready to live our lives as before and you are ready to serve. You are our chief servant, not the leader. You are a leader of the administrative branch of the US govt, not the leader of the US people. You are a servant and you are accountable. To serve the US people is an honor but it is also highly compensated. As such you better take off the laurels and concentrate on what the employer wants. Much is expected from you You have been given an enormous credit and you better do not blow it.