“Anduril”, Howard Shore, from “The Lord Of The Rings” soundtrack album (2003).
On the one hand:
Indeed, this America was what had to be changed to make the world safe for the America that he was out to re-found, one that looked pretty much like himself. And, to give him credit, he succeeded in many ways.
His Muslim and community organizing backgrounds were both traditions that had almost nothing to do with what we once understood to be Western civilization, with its unique American gloss. …” James V. Schall, S.J.
On the other hand:
Rather, it is an appreciation that in my lifetime I was able to see a majority of America rise above our poisoned legacy of racism to embrace such a man as its leader. Of course, the death rattle of white supremacy lashed back with ferocious anger.
We’re about to witness a democratic transition of power from an eloquent, dignified politician to a short-tempered, thin-skinned, temperamental, anti-Muslim vulgarian who can muster petty, insulting tweets against civil rights icon John Lewis, his own intelligence agencies and the musical Hamilton, but whose tiny fingers can’t type 140 characters to criticize Vladimir Putin…. ‘ Wajahat Ali
And now “a majority of America” after experiencing 8 years of “such a man as their leader” have changed their minds about “Hope and Change” and voted “so long, and keep the change”. insha’Allah, no?
It seems that whenever the Democrats don’t get their way they are so thin skinned that they immediately turn to temper tantrums, petty, insulting and vulgar vilifying of everyone who doesn’t share their own tiny narrow view.
Isn’t that the very definition of a Troll? Got the zombie from the site: “Being Liberal”. Drop over there and check out the “Troll Parade”.
The atmosphere is not suffering from warming it is suffering from a glut of virtue signalling that is attempting to shut down literally everything resembling reason and thought. I think C.S. Lewis called this “Bulverism“.
But, then again:
Elevating race above all else gives us the legacy that Obama is leaving behind—a nation more racially divided than we’ve seen in decades and a government less transparent with each passing year.
Barack Obama is no Messiah, and his failures will be felt for generations to come.
Mainstream media has done, and will continue to do, all it can do to mythicize his Presidency. National Urban Myths League, there is too much crucial work to be done to help those in need for you to be writing works of fiction. ” Ryan Bomberger