Following the news all around this week, on Thursday there was a NY Times Op-ed by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin! The more I read and hear about Putin, the more I love hir. Ze seems to have such a level head about hir for a world leader, and that is really pleasing and delightful.
I loved some hir final statements of the Op-ed, in which ze said of the U.S. President’s speech this last Tuesday:
I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
What a beautiful and really, really good line, “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional. …. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.” So true.
Hir speech itself on Tuesday provokes the anger of the LORD God. It denies the many testimonies of the weapons inspectors which verify that the chemical weapons are being used not by the Syrian government, but by the rebels, and it plays upon the concept of a degree of separation that the U.S. is the only country that God favors, when really, with the present arrival of the New Heaven and the New Earth, and the New Jerusalem — the whole earth is God’s country. exceptionalism is dead. And no doubt, God’s unseen forces are at work to remedy such misguidedness.
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And out of the pop culture bucket, check out Katy Perry’s latest video, Roar. Totally super cool!!!!
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