The American President bows to no one
This article has nothing to do with Gang Stalking, but I felt it was worth commenting on.
I came across this article the other day, and the wording of it surprised me. It was not vulgar, the language was not racist, yet it's one one of the most hard hitting critiques of the American President I have come across.
I am at times not too bad with checking the temperature of the net, and this article surprised me. It was a recap of what the writer felt was an unforgivable action and that is the American President bowing to the Japanese Emperor and Empress.
[quote]A little traveling, like a little learning, can be a dangerous thing. Barack Obama on the loose in a foreign land is enough to frighten protocol officers and embarrass the rest of us.[/quote]
I did notice that American's were upset with his bowing before foreign royalty.
See I think Americans see the president in their own way as royalty. Sure the ties to monarchy on the outside have been removed, but inside American's want to feel proud, they want to feel that the person that is representing them will do so well. They want to know that American views and values will be upheld.
I was surprised by some of the comments, but the general consensus on some of the forums is that the President should bow to no one.
I think in my personal opinion a bow of respect can be given, but it's all about how it is delivered that makes the difference.
In the above file footage of his meeting with the King and Queen of England, he does bow, but it's a moderate bow and it is respectfully returned in kind. Equals of sorts and I don't recall hearing any recriminations about this bow.
I also suspect the country he was bowing to did play a role. I know many mentioned the War time dead of WWII and felt that it was disrespectful to them as well.
I believe with this President people very much wanted back the good old days. The days they felt proud, the days that they felt that they had their own royalty. The Kennedy years.
I think in part one of the reasons Obama was a shoe in for president is that he did remind many of the Kennedy days. Jackie was queen and it felt as if there was royalty. The Kennedy's wore no crown, but many felt that they were royal in their own right.
Americans came off of feeling embarrassed at times by the last Administration, I recall many times where the last president did something goofy, or made and error, and the American people cringed with him. When the world hated his policies, they felt hated right along with him.
With this administration one of the things that was promised not overtly, but in it's own way was good representation. People liked that fact that he had come from a good school, had a degree, and wanted to be represented well. Americans are known for being a proud and arrogant people. Most would deny it, but many in the world want to come to America and be American and that is part of the reason.
After the horrible stimulus package, where they felt that they were violated, but were not quite sure, (You were violated.) they wanted to feel secure again, proud, they don't want more debt or wild spending being tacked on to themselves or their kids. I think that is in part why they are so cautious with this health care bill. The last previous eight years was a lot for many Americans to deal with.
With this Administration they wanted to put the wars behind, the some degree of shame they might of felt with some previous polices and actions, and I think that is why they are quick to react when they see signs of the previous admin shining forth.
The bow wounded the pride of some. Most Americans would not admit it, but they are a proud and somewhat arrogant people, which is not a bad thing. I think they just want that pride back, and this bow hurt that pride, for some.
Most people will read this article and view it as a bad thing but I don't fully. It shows me that Americans are a loyal people, it shows me that they take their representative seriously, and it tells me that they want to feel proud and full of hope again.
It means that if the president fails to represent the American people's well, they will be a disloyal, hurt and angry subject, but if the president represents the American people well, they have the capacity to be loyal, faithful, and to stand with him, and feel pride with him.
To me it shows that they want the president to do well, but were hurt, and again not everyone even cared about this, but some did, and those are people worth listening to. It's struck me as one of the more strongly worded articles I had come across and I felt that it was worth noting.
Some more highlights.
[quote]This is not the way an American president impresses evildoers that he's strong, tough and decisive, that America is not to be trifled with.[/quote]
Americans like their tough guy image. Most countries do. They want that don't mess with our country.
It makes them feel safe, like someone will be capable of looking after their best interests.
[quote]His predecessors learned with no difficulty that the essence of America is that all men stand equal and are entitled to look even a king, maybe particularly a king, straight in the eye......
John F. Kennedy, on the eve of a trip to London, sharply warned Jackie not to curtsy to the queen.[/quote]
I take it that Jackie did not curtsy. Respecting all traditions is a fine line to walk. I know the number of times I have read that this president is narcissistic, yet a narcissist would not bow before another would they? I think sometimes it can be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
I would highlight more, but you will have to read the rest.
I believe Americans when represented well will let a lot go, I am not sure who handles protocols for these trips, I think it's not a bad idea to have more than one opinion, or suggestion as to proper protocol.
Traditions can be a very limiting thing, and can hold a nation back from progress, but they can also be a beautiful thing, and everyone loves when their's are respected and adhered to.