Who'da thunk it. Jews thinking Alsace-Lorraine was their homeland.
Obama cannot stand idly by while Israel commits the human rights genocidal atrocity of building/maintaining settlements on 'occupied' land. Well, honestly, if it weren't occupied, if no one were using it, it wouldn't matter. But no. It must matter, as everything matters. Feelings matter. Trivia matters. Barren rocky wastes matter. Like, this empty occupied territory (occupied doing what, you may wonder? You are a hater ) was empty, prior to its Israeli usage. But no it wasn't. After all, fellah wasteland has its usage. Um, someplace to walk across. Um, someplace to lose your goats into. Um, something to separate your tent villages. See? Useless land has many usages. It could be a worldheritagesite.
Obama finally got off the pot and pissed in the pool. His spokesperson ernestly asseverates that no american administration in the history of the 5500 years of the world has ever done as much for Israel as Barack Haman Obama. And if the First Amendment teaches us anything, it's that we must respect islam. So the UN issued its unvetoed protocol against the elders of zion, while Obama looked on approvingly like a roman at a crucifixion. It's the least a good friend, the best, could do. Also the most. As the past ate years ... no, eaten, as by locusts ... have demonstrated, if there's one thing Obama knew how to do, it was being proactive in standing by. Ukraine and Libya and Syria and Egypt and on and on -- examples of the masterful inaction that has made this a golden age of racial harmony and cooling seas.
Thus it is with ejaculatory relief that we bid 2016 a fraught farewell.
We know not what the new year will bring. Trump is a bit of a worry to me, in that I am not convinced he apprehends the nature of the former USSR and its current hetman supreme. I have no specific insight into Putin, because I don't follow the details. I know his grandfather was the head cook in the early Soviet Kremlin. And I have an awakened interest in Stalin, and now Lenin. Hitler is easy to understand. So is Obama. And I assume Putin is what he appears to be. Thus I doubt that any mere american business man, or politician, can competently deal with the latest tsar. Reagan seems to have understood. Roosevelt appears utterly to have not. Neither Truman.
Same with the caliphate. We are such a simple people. My expectation is that almost nobody in the 5500 years of the world dies in peace of old age in their beds. Statistically speaking. So if Trump, in the end, turns out to be just another guy who wants to be liked -- we are doomed. In a different way than the surefire doom of Obillary.
But right now we are not doomed. For once it's a new year that truly is a new start. Good or bad, it's good. We'll see if it's bad. At least there will be an america. Perhaps no longer the real america, exceptional, naive and idealistic, secular savior and unworthy but earnest child of blessing.
Eight years, then, of being the battered spouse. We'll see how much we can recover -- indeed, we'll find whether or not we have escaped from Sodom, or fled far enough. Question is, why were we ever there.