“And now whereas my father did burden you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” (1 Kings 12:11 quoted from the Jewish Publication Society Tanakh)
The above quote is about King Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon, lecturing the elders of the Israeli people about his upcoming administration, er, rule. The end result, the great Kingdom of Israel was divided into two lesser kingdoms. As we know that a kingdom divided will surely fall (a theme of my new book, Afrika’s Struggle) – therefore, the Assyrians conquered and exiled Northern Israel (hence, the Lost Ten Tribes) and the Babylonians conquered and exiled Southern Israel (the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin).
Giuliani’s connection – a Giuliani Administration in the White House would be worse than George W. Bush’s Administration (I know it’s a leap of faith but bear with me as I explain…). Giuliani would be playing the role of Rehoboam – chastising the American people with scorpions whilst his predecessor was chastising us with whips. No, no, no…I’m not mistaking George W. for the sapient and brilliant King Solomon. First of all, King Solomon was a man of peace that’s the reason why God allowed him to build the Temple (Beit ha-Midkash) and not his father, King David – a man of war. If I was forced to compare King Solomon to a contemporary president, then it would be Slick Willie. Like Bill, King Solomon was a lover…not a fighter unlike George W. the War Criminal. George W. is so bad that President Jimmy Carter wouldn’t allow him to build a church for Habitat for Humanity due to his reddened hands (and it isn’t because of his red crayons).
Getting back to Giuliani, a Giuliani Administration would repeat history by introducing America to an irreversible division and its ultimate destruction. Actually, a Giuliani Administration would be similar to Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini Administration, er, Dictatorship. Yes, Benito Mussolini caused the trains to run on time and brought law and order to Italy. Howbeit, he sold his people, his country and his soul to a foreign state – Hitler’s Germany. Mussolini’s people, country and soul suffered the consequences for not putting his people’s interest before the foreign State’s interest. Mussolini’s country was destroyed for linking his people’s destiny to the Axis of Evil and his soul’s fate to foreign demagogues.
Giuliani Administration would bring on ‘the End of Days’ or Armageddon. America the Beautiful…America the Golden Mountain would be transformed into the Great Babylon…the Great Harlot of the world – overnight.
“For McCain, a certain culture of honor, militarism, and nationalism are their own reward. The military is to be celebrated and supported not for what it does but for what it is. Thus, a given military venture doesn’t need to have a real purpose or be ‘worth it’ in any particular sense. It is what it is, and what we need to do is keep on doing it for as long as ‘it’ takes and it doesn’t matter if ‘it’ is pointless or futile or even if ‘it’ isn’t anything in particular at all. The war is its own rationale.” (Journalist Matthew Yglesias, political blogger of The Atlantic; magna cum laude Harvard University in 2003)
According to a Manhattan cardiologist friend (quoted in an earlier essay), she donated money to McCain’s 2000 Presidential Campaign because of his maverick background and his P.O.W. poignant story although, in 2008, she’s supporting Obama unless Bloomberg runs as an Independent. Like the good doctor, I am touched by McCain’s P.O.W. poignant story. However, I recommend you to read Libertarian Justin Raimondo’s Antiwar.com’s article, “McCain and the Militarist Mentality: his electoral comeback is an ill omen.” McCain is on the right of George W. Bush on foreign policy and he’s just an nth degree under Giuliani. McCain would make General George Patton and General MacArthur…boy scouts.
How dare you criticize our great generals of ‘the good war?’
General Eisenhower had to restrain General Patton’s (he was caught training Waffen SS troops) war lust to start a war with the Soviets. On the other hand, President Truman fired General MacArthur – the American Caesar of Japan – for threatening Red China with Nuclear War. Now, do we want a McCain in the White House? Lest we forget, the war criminals (a.k.a., the Neoconservatives) will be jumping ship from Bush to Giuliani to McCain – if he’s nominated.
Besides Romney’s Mormonism (that most Americans, fairly or unfairly, take issue with), he’s actually a paleoconservative in the mold of George Bush Sr. He’s a Northeastern Republican – a Rockefeller Republican. He’s more palatable than the preceding two Presidential candidates. He’s ruled by his head rather than by his heart. Unfortunately, Big Media made McCain its darling in a biased manner (examples noted by MSNBC Analyst Joe Scarborough) to the disadvantage of Romney.
Unfortunately, Ron Paul is not on my list. Let’s face it (speaking to the Ron Paul Revolutionaries), he will not win the White House unless he inspires an October Revolution because he will not be elected by an October Surprise (not even as an Independent)J. So by default I’m stuck with Huckabee. I like Huckabee. It must be something in the Arkansan water (or the Ozark culture) that produced silver tongued charmers like the late founder (the great salesman) of Wal-Mart; Slick Willie – love him or hate him – he’s a talented political demigod, and Mike “Awe Chucks” Huckabee. Here’s Huckabee on the issue of the Confederate flag in front of a white audience, “If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell ’em what to do with the pole, that’s what we’d do.” Ouch – very racy, er, raunchy for a pastor isn’t it?
Yet, we could see Huckabee – the only Republican Presidential Candidate appeared and seated comfortably in a predominant Black congregation celebrating the Memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King. Huckabee didn’t appear awkward like Bush Sr. visiting a Black church (to celebrate the same Holiday) in the past. Huckabee blended into the Black congregation. Heck, the only other Caucasian who trumped Huckabee in the same audience was, of course, Slick Willie – his fellow kinsman. I understand Huckabee (of similar religious background as my late paternal grandparents) and he’s a true compassionate conservative unlike George “Leave All Children Behind” Bush. Heck, Romney accused Huckabee of indiscriminately applying Bush’s “Leave No Child Behind” pledge to illegal immigrants in Arkansas’s school system. Yet, the silver tongued charmer garnered the political support of the leader of an anti-legalization group called the Minutemen – it would be like Dr. David Duke selling Obama as the Great White Hope – after all, the man is half-white…. J
On foreign policy, Huckabee has backtracked from his earlier Neoconservative leaning. He appears to be leaning in the direction of the paleoconservative perspective, if not, the Libertarian perspective. I surmised it was a strategic move to skim some of Ron Paul’s Libertarian supporters, war-fatigued fence sitters and antiwar Republicans.
Huckabee is the best of the Republican pack.