Well...he is not an Orator as JFK was, but then how many politicians were or are? As far as speeches go it had the usual " Let us not lose hope and all the rest of the trimmings" sort of thing.
Criminy! the nation is on the edge of a precipice, a great deal of " stuff " not only has slid into the fathomless precipice and its inevitable maelstrom but the snafus keep increasing at an alarming rate.
We are most surely in the middle of TSHHTF AGE.The Shit Has Hit The Fan Age.
A useless, banal and inane word.
I prefer Action.
As George Bernard Shaw declared,"Luck is a much better word if one puts a P before it."
The stressed to the maximum President Obama needs TIME. Perhaps the one and only thing he does not have.
The variables of Destiny are perfidious. The Cosmic Forces are unpredictable.It has ever been thus. Who is naive enough to believe in the inane conspiracy that unseen but nontheless human hands are pulling the strings of President Obama as well as other world leaders? What sheer Hubris to think that. I am not surprised we are all drowning in Nemesis.
Who can prove or disprove that the Three Fates of Greek Mythology are not ever present in our Destiny? Through our greed, lust and stupidity we have spurred Lachesis, the Fate who assigns destiny to hand us a particularly cruel and devastating one.
The second fate Clotho, who spins the thread of Life is now busy creating knots upon knots and intricate bows to sever us from the reality in which we live and move.
Atropos cuts the thread of life. This is the etymological origin of the word atrophy. The fearsome Atropos seems to be very busy cutting away at every thread she espies. They appear to be endless.
The unfortunate American people and the rest of the world like it or not have to lump it and bite on the proverbial bullet. We must give President Obama time. Is it ours to give? Probably not. But we must excogitate something.
Where is Obama going to get the time? That folks is his problem and his dilemma. Some of the buffoons in Congress and some vicious members of his cabinet are not going to come up with creative ideas to get us out of this fast approaching tsunami.
I guess the time has come for individuals to start using their wits and become more self - reliant. Practice frugality. Do not depend on the government for anything. In fact, place no trust in them. Become healthy skeptics and cynics. Be more loving and unselfish towards family and friends. Be kind to strangers in need. It might soon happen to you.
Believe in yourself and don't despair. As the Roman poet Horace said"NIL DESPERANDUM."
The truth is ...it is NOT what you have or what you are...it is WHO you are. Rich or poor, genius or average, I repeat, it is WHO you are that counts. If you don't know that now is a good time to discover it. Do it quickly, adversity and misfortune take no prisoners of those who have no identity and integrity.