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The Angry Outsider

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by SixofNine, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Krauthammer wrote an excellent column in which he figuratively scratches his head at Obama's "anger" over the various bowel movements of corruption and/or incompetence in his administration. Krauthammer tries to remind Obama that he's the boss, not an outsider.

  2. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    But as those supplicants to The One might say:

  3. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    Krauthammer is a genius. Despite his physical frailties or maybe because of them he has developed into a mental giant, a person whose perception of reality and the true situation dwarfs we ordinary people. That one quote puts everything into a nutshell.

    Obama never did anything, never managed a gnat. He was a community organizer whose speaking abilities and abilities to persuade people vaulted him into the Senate and then as THE freshman Senator who was the MOST liberal he vaulted into the most demanding management job in the human universe: President of the US.

    There's just one problem. His skills in persuading people got him there, not his ability to manage things. But his job interview (the election) ended when he was elected -- the time came for him to become the great manager of the most important country on Earth. But he didn't get the job because he was a good manager. He got the job because he's a good persuader. Persuading people requires the ability to get them to do what you want them to do irrespective of reality. Managing on the other hand requires telling people the correct thing to do to deal with reality. The problem is that Obama does NOT have a grip on reality!

    All of his persuasive abilities does not have any effect on reality. Reality has a nasty habit of being what it is, not what you want it to be. You can have all the theories you want, but theories are man's tool to explain reality, they are not a tool to manipulate reality. Remember? Reality just is. It doesn't care if you like it or not, understand it or not. It simply is. If your theories contradict reality, reality is not going to budge. Throw all the theories you want at reality and they will either stick if they are true or they'll bounce off and shatter on the ground if they don't suit reality.

    That is where Obama is at the present. He has thrown all his theories about how things should be, about how he thinks he wants things to be, but they have all shattered upon the harsh abutment of reality. You can't force anything on reality. You have the tables turned wrong. Reality is what forces itself on you. Reality is the manifestation of the laws of the universe. Economic reality is a manifestation of the laws of economics, which describe how things are, not how we can make things be what we want them to be.

    Obama's biggest problem is that he does not understand the concept that reality shapes man, not the other way around. Or as the old saying has it, "Men make plans, the gods laugh."

    I just don't understand why voters wanted a freshman Senator to manage the most important country on Earth when he had virtually no management experience. I for one am not surprised that he has failed.

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