About 18 months ago I was sitting out side a food processing plant in Greenford, listening to The BBC World Service, waiting to collect ready made meals for a major supermarket! On came an item discussing the Primaries for the next leader of the US Democrats Party and possibly, at the time, the next President. On came Lyse Doucet, the formidable world affairs correspondent who predicted it would be Hilary Clinton who would take the accolade and I said out load though to myself bet you are wrong!!
As time was to prove some 6 months later history was made and I was surprised when the former first lady was not made well, second in command, as with all the controversy surrounding the former President and his wife, I believed there would be a lot of people who would like to have seen her at the top even if, as with Ken Livingstone, it was purely on being a familiar face! Who is Biden after all? click title for Inauguration and Address.
From my North London perspective the predecessor to the President 'of new hope' Obama had not recognised the motive of 9/11 and carried on headlong into foreign countries plundering resources for the domestic market regardless of war or other resistance whilst at the same time failing to recognise the view from those who have sworn allegiance to the almighty flag!
This failure has resulted in a crumbling of society causing many to lead a feral and unregulated life regardless of law, discipline or respect and to date no western country seems to have the where with all to fix the problem, they just tinker round the edge, and silence those who dare question this to the point that here in the UK we now regard the BBC as the state propaganda machine somewhat reminiscent of Soviet Russia and a PM content on sending us on a fantasy route of Orwellian doctrine till we don't even believe ourselves anymore.
Family Law Courts and the failing social services world wide are why our societies have no likeness to what we grew up with even as recently as 25 years ago and I for one have witnessed discrimination that of all people President Obama would be all too familiar with and should stand to oppose such prejudice and until he and his counterparts in the UK, Canada, Oz and S.A do our societies will remain on a course of destruction and what will take a generation to fix, or it could be lost for good!
There will not be a Saturday review next week but the following
Saturday will be a review of events at Canterbury on the 12th !!
Next week I will offer a Sunday Opinion on Australian PM Kevin
Rudd and the following Sunday will be devoted to Canadian PM
Stephen Harper. (My final blog for 2009)
This is Davey's 50th blog on this subject my first milestone.