The Barack Obama & Co. versus General Stanley McChrystal & Co. drama is reminiscent of a Shakespeare history play (read the latest news). Consider: disgruntled, highly celebrated war general falls out of favor with the King and Commander, prompting terse action from the throne. The once heroic, celebrated general, even more disgusted, suddenly stands as a beacon to all those opposing the King.
The King, naively, believes he’s done something good by flushing out the loose-lipped general, but instead has created the rife possibility of an underground movement against the King. The King, we shall say, is not very good at chess, otherwise this removal of a decorated war general would not have happened as it did.
Meanwhile, the war general has contacts, and is heavily disfavoring the King and his pompous attitude. Scores of peasants and a few middle class blokes have rallied around the old general. The general, seeing the possibility to retaliate, contacts his high-positioned friends that are too in disfavor with the arrogant manner and ruling of the King.
While the King rides horse through green pastures and meadows, and throws a great banquet for his newly appointment war general, and also enjoys the comfort of his Queen, the old, hardened war general ruminates…
I don’t have to go any further with this, because what happens is an epic battle with lines of insulting, Elizabethan dialogue. Of course, the old general is killed in battle against the King, but the King is deposed, and the general masses swarm the castle and set up shop. Now, the country has new corruption and debauchery ruling its people, but that’s OK, because change is good.
Back to 2010. I don’t support McChrystal, and I don’t think he’s a very good guy. I think he’s a murderous dog (as Geraldo might call someone like, oh, I don’t know, Charles Manson), and I think he lacks poetic skills, not just in literature, because that’s a given, but in life. These men, I’m afraid, are not good men, and America should want nothing to do with them.
I have also stopped supporting Obama. I also don’t think he’s a real great guy. I think he’s brilliant, and could out-argue me any day, but he’s also deceptive, and much too similar to the last goofball we had in office. Also, he has escalated a war that is not favorable to Americans, forced an ugly healthcare bill (and I’m in favor of healthcare, if it were really healthcare, and not a lawyer and pharmaceutical representative written bill) into play, and has taken down more whistleblowers than any other president. Whistleblowers are important, and should be protected, because that’s oftentimes the way Americans find out how much they’ve been lied to by our government.
But, I’m paranoid. Anyway, watch the ensuing battle between the disenchanted war general, and a king who made a terribly wrong move.