Tuesday, January 19, 2016


How many remember the outcry raised by certain people on October 9, 2009, after the Nobel Prize Committee announced they were giving the prize to President Barrack Obama? As the reason for the award, they cited his promotion of nuclear non-proliferation and a new climate in international relations. Obama accepted the prize in Oslo on December 10, 2009. At the time, he was commander in chief of the most powerful military in the midst of two active wars. At the time, I was living in another country. There was an interesting split between what the expatriates living in that country were saying and what the American press was broadcasting. At the time, the only channel I could get on my solar panel powered satellite TV was Fox News, so that was what I mean by American Press. I know that is degusting, but there were many, many advantages in compensation by living n a sheep ranch in the Mayan Mountains. The point is, almost all expatriates were thrilled with the idea but almost uniformly felt it was too early for them to award the prize while Fox News commentator was horrified. In other words, neither side knew what Obama presidency would bring. Now, seven years later we know. Fox News is still horrified and do everything they can to disparage the man as a leader and even go so far as to treat him as a non-citizen and even treat him as a non-human. They have done everything they possibly could to cause him to fail; yet, he not only succeeded, but also succeeded no only as a world leader, but also as a man well beyond what even the prescient Nobel Prize Committee had expected. My hope is that Rodger Ales and Fox News will rot away and decay as it should. The reason my hopes are so high is the success of Obama's new America in the world order compared to the past failures of American administrations. As Obama has implied to world leaders, if you extend a closed fist to us, we will extend an open hand. It is not just the news makers such as Israel and Cuba but country after country has opened their fists. Also, the people have rejected American politician after American politicians who want confrontation has been rejected by the American people, which indicates to me they are rejecting Fox News hate machine. The Fox News recoil they exemplify by now hating Trump; who had been their purveyor of hate immigrants, hate blacks, hate Latinos, hate Muslims, hate, hate, hate, which is a dog chasing tail exercise that can only end badly for the dog. URL: firetreepub.blogspot.com Comments Invited and not moderated

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