Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Obama doctrine -- I will so miss our Vulcan President

From the Obama Doctrine, quoting the President:

… Right now, across the globe, you’re seeing places that are undergoing severe stress because of globalization, because of the collision of cultures brought about by the Internet and social media, because of scarcities—some of which will be attributable to climate change over the next several decades—because of population growth…

… As I survey the next 20 years, climate change worries me profoundly because of the effects that it has on all the other problems that we face. If you start seeing more severe drought; more significant famine; more displacement from the Indian subcontinent and coastal regions in Africa and Asia; the continuing problems of scarcity, refugees, poverty, disease—this makes every other problem we’ve got worse. That’s above and beyond just the existential issues of a planet that starts getting into a bad feedback loop.

By “collision of cultures” I think he means “existential threats to patriarchy” — because he’s obviously reading my mind. Must come with his Vulcan heritage.

We are never ever going to get another President this good (even though he’s wrong about encryption). HRC isn’t bad, but she’s no Obama.

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