"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 12 February 2018


Anonymous  has left a new comment on your post "NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS": 

"I don't agree a General is similar to the job of a senior executive in a private corporation. It is certainly not the same as Chief of Staff in the Office of this President. "

You've done none of these three jobs so you cannot comment on what is the same or different.  

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 12 February 2018 at 13:13

Is that so. 

Three responses to the above: 

1.  I did not make the initial statement . I challenged it

2.  How do you know which, if any, or all of the three jobs I might have done? Why do you think you can speak with authority  on my life experience.

3.   I've never been a Pope , a Queen ,or a President but I most certainly am competent to comment 
on any and all of those jobs. 

I know how Franklin Delano Rooseveldt handled the job of President. What he did right and what he did not. He brought America through the Great Depression and was taken in by Joseph Stalin ...
which kept Europe in a state of ferment for forty years after him and the war ended.

He cheated on Eleanor with his secretary. 

Harry Truman ,a haberdasher.  succeeded him. He brought war with Japan to an abrupt end with the worst act of warfare in human history. He ordered nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshimo and Nagasaki. His daughter Margaret played piano. 

Dwight Eisenhower, played a lot of golf. As president. As a General,he withdrew troops
from the Italian campaign so that General De Gaulle could enter Paris before the French Underground. The Italian campaign lasted three more years with hundreds of thousands of extra lives lost on all sides. 

Eisenhower had an on-going affair with his army driver .She was a she.

John F Kennedy was assassinated before he could make a difference. His dalliance with women was an ill-kept secret. He's an icon. 

Lyndon Johnson was responsible for expanding the  Vietnam war which  everybody would like to forget. He signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voters Rights Act. He is said to have been the most skillful president. 

He had a relationship outside his marriage. 

Richard Nixon we all know about. He was impeached and had  to resign. 

Gerald Ford followed Nixon and pardoned him. 

Then Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton ,George Bush Junior and Barack Obama .

I have read miles of news accounts, biographies and watched the passing parade of leaders in 
a variety of countries . I've seen former colonial countries struggle to leave and the U.S. race  to intervene in the affairs of other nations . At untold expense and loss of young lives.

And now I am watching the grand experiment in American Democracy crashing to an ugly end,with 
a General and a CEO in charge,no President in sight and no obvious effort to save it. 

Ye sir, I do believe I have a right to comment. 

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